Oh Baby! No Money, No Car Activities

Baby Activities for When You Have No Money or Transportation When we lived in the Caribbean, my son and I spent many days without many kid-friendly resources. We had to stay close to home because nap time was school time … Continue reading

Camping and Strengthening Families

“Like campfires and marshmallows, we’re just better together.” – Author unknown As I sit to visit with you today, I have just returned from an excellent camping adventure. Two weekends in a row I’ve pitched a tent, once in Oregon, … Continue reading

Baby Items You Should (and Shouldn’t) Buy Used

When we lived in Grenada, buying used baby items was the norm for every family there. Not only are baby items expensive to begin with, but hauling or shipping new items to the island proved far too expensive to be … Continue reading

From Mom Guilt to Self-Care

I sit at the table, my head placed on my hand, and dream of my home…perfectly shiny and of meeting needs in the community while wittily blogging for First 5 Shasta. I aspire to success in education, two children perfect … Continue reading

Children and Garden to Table

“A garden must combine the poetic and the mysterious with a feeling of serenity and joy.” (Luis Barragan) Have you experienced the delight of biting into a fresh, ripe tomato? The flavor and juiciness are intense from this garden to … Continue reading