Craig’s list

I NEVER thought I’d shop on Craig’slist for myself, let alone for my children. But times can get tough and at this age she may never remember these toys. Right now toys are important to me because I select things that help in development. In the future I’ll have to spit the toy budget between … Continue reading Craig’s list

Motherhood

Every once in a while I feel like I’m doing a good job. For the most part I feel like I’m floundering, so I’ll read, research, inquire, speculate, analyze, ponder, reflect, guess and think about what I could be, should be doing to get it right. Is there a way to get it right? How … Continue reading Motherhood

Night Time Potty

Note to self for next time I potty train: No night time pull-ups. P’s been doing pretty well with the potty training. It started out great at the end of the first week but it started getting worse. Something was off. Then I remembered that first week, P was so annoyed when we put the … Continue reading Night Time Potty

Seeds

I planted herb seeds with P not too long ago. She helped me put them in our “pot”, which is really our broken wheel barrow. Every day we water the “seeeeeds” as she calls them. I show her the tiny budding sprouts and roots. I know she’s too young to really understand the whole concept … Continue reading Seeds

Seeds

I planted herb seeds with P not too long ago. She helped me put them in our “pot”, which is really our broken wheel barrow. Every day we water the “seeeeeds” as she calls them. I show her the tiny budding sprouts and roots. I know she’s too young to really understand the whole concept … Continue reading Seeds

It takes a village

By the grace of God we ended up in an incredible neighborhood, complete with a neighbor who teaches at the school next door. Yes, very Mayberry which is soooo NOT Los Angeles. I feel incredibly blessed. It is all these people who contribute to P’s life in ways I can not. Each and every neighbor … Continue reading It takes a village

Picasso

Today we painted for the very first time. We set up our outdoor table in the shade and I introduced P to the world of paints. I started by showing her that every time you switch colors you have to wash the brush before you use another color. It wasn’t long before she was frustrated. … Continue reading Picasso

The world outdoors

It’s summer. It’s brutally hot but I don’t want to spend July thru October indoors. With the barn purchase came the idea of having an outdoor play space we can use in the cooler mornings and evenings. This is what came about. Water sink by Step 2 Ikea’s Mammut table and chairs Hanging laterns It’s … Continue reading The world outdoors

Hair Cut

Today I gave P her third hair cut. Twiggy is my inspiration for how I style it. For now, I find short hair to be easier for me and P. Also, I’m hoping that my bi-monthly trims will make it thicker. Don’t know if this is fact or fiction. Continue reading Hair Cut