Category Archives: Resources

A World of Pleasure in Contrariness

I just watched Bill Moyers’ interview with Wendell Berry (thanks, Adriane, for sharing the link!). After reading many of his books, poems and essays, it was a pleasure to listen to this interview and hear him speak about so many things that are close … Continue reading

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Yelapa Flashback and Book Review: Happy

Because we were living in Yelapa when I ‘discovered’ this song and the mysterious workings of my inner mind, Pharrell’s song “Happy” will always make me think of Yelapa. How appropriate, no? Continue reading

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Happy New Year!

We reveled in no plans at all for this, our first day of the New Year. The whole family got to hang out together all day long. No work for anyone! The child loves days like that, and of course … Continue reading

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The Progression of a Reader

The love of reading is possibly the most important gift we can give our children. For those of you who read yesterday’s post, you already know that I think books are the single most important gifts to put under your tree (or … Continue reading

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The Best Gifts Under Your Tree?

Ahhhh, the holidays! Some of us are still scrambling for the perfect gift and most of us have a strange tendency to ignore the best gifts of all: BOOKS! Why are books the best gifts? Because the way to encourage your loved … Continue reading

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What can you do with your “cognitive surplus”?

I’m reading a fascinating book right now: Abundance — The Future Is Better Than You Think by Peter Diamandis and Steven Kotler. It is easy to fall into the trap of doom and gloom that we are force-fed by mainstream … Continue reading

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The Best Gifts for Baby/Toddler Parents

There might even be a few items that were so awesome at making your life easier that you will proselytize these products to anyone who will listen. That is where I am today. Continue reading

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Changes are coming!

I’ve been quiet for awhile because I have been trying to figure out what to do with this blog. You may recall that I started it ‘long ago’, back in April 2011, when we were expecting…and just barely! I was three … Continue reading

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Her Chariot Awaits

Mia’s Chariot: much more fun than a car! Really, it IS a Chariot. Check out the new ones here: https://www.bikekidshop.com/thule-chariot-carriers-c-156.html We found ours on Craig’s List about two years ago. It has had at least two previous owners, and it was in … Continue reading

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Is that Kale in your teeth?

If you’re eating kale: I don’t care if you have green stuff in your teeth. I am happy to see kale all over your face. Sure, you can wonder around the living room for 30 minutes after dinner (instead of … Continue reading

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