Potato Salad

potato salad

“MOM!  I am NOT eating!  I’m PRETEND!”   That’s what I heard after scooping up a heaping serving of my favorite potato salad recipe  – that quintessential summer dish – and hoping it would pass for breakfast for Muffin my three-year-old.  Eggs and potatoes, right?  (With a little fat and celery for balance.)   Because I have a.. Read More

Kid Memory: Seriously?

Kid Memory

Something happened recently to remind me what a great memory my child actually has…about some things.  And this is despite “forgetting” important things that are painstakingly reinforced every day: “Don’t. climb. on. the. furniture.”  “Don’t. take. off. all. your. clothes. before. you. go. outside.”  “Don’t. put. ANYTHING. in. the. toilet.”   Kids,.. Read More

Teaching Geography to a Toddler: Fails Included

Geography Puzzles for Muffin

I’ve recently started working with our toddler, Muffin, on Geography.   This is not because I planned this out in advance, or purchased some special curriculum, or enrolled her in a once a week class as some homeschooling moms do.   It’s merely because I randomly used my phone one sunny morning to video my child.. Read More

Friendships of Love, Grace, & Acceptance

I came across an older article this morning…   (through a blog, of a blog, and a comment on a blog…don’t you just love the Internet for its endless rabbit trails?)…   It was about two people with opposite values, points of view, and lifestyles not only found common ground but connected through.. Read More