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

I’ve recently started working on geography with our toddler, Muffin.   This is not because her future was planned out in advance with a fancy notebook and even fancier pen. It’s not because my husband and I have purchased some special curriculum.  Nor is it because I’ve enrolled her in a once a week class as some homeschooling moms do… 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