Sticking to Bedtime in the Summer Thumbnail

When the days are long and the sun doesn't set until long after your child's bedtime, sticking to a routine can be tough!  We love to play until the sun sets, but the little monsters that wake up the next day can be tough on family fun! While we totally give up some nights and… Read More

DIY Confidence Cards for Kids {Tutorial} Thumbnail

We have a few very important jobs as parents. One of the best things we can do is raise kids to have self-confidence. When kids believe in themselves, they are more likely to succeed in friendships, at school and in life. While I was growing up, my mom included a note in our lunch box… Read More

Does pop culture change your perception of food? Does Hollywood change our perceptions of farming and ranching? Do you have questions and concerns about the food you eat and feed to your family? For instance,  what do you think when you hear about biotech seeds? What about antibiotics residue...are you worried about the presence of… Read More

Winning Isn’t Everything Thumbnail

He wanted to win the coloring contest so badly. He spent hours coloring the jaguar mask that matched his favorite jaguar shirt. Watching his tiny 4 year old hand move at an excruciatingly slow pace, careful not to go out of the lines, his face getting closer and closer to the page, I wanted him… Read More

Don’t Ever Let it Go Thumbnail

Every child is an artist. I have not ever watched a child create something without my heart swelling. Within a creation there is love and passion and it is ALL good. I believe in letting children explore their creativity. I do not worry about the mess. In fact, I believe in making a mess. Art… Read More

Teach Your Kids to be a Planet Protector Thumbnail

Most kids are born with a love for nature.  My kids are no exception.  (This me in the picture above, my kids won't ever pose in a tree) There is nothing they would rather do than play outside.  They water plants, they pick flowers, they spend hours making birdbaths filled with every color leaf or… Read More

Today Show, How I Miss Thee Thumbnail

I know what I am missing.  That lovely combination of news and heart warming stories and weather and celebrities that is the Today Show.  I hop on twitter to say good morning while I pop the bagels in the toaster and every day it is the same.  I see Stephanie @MinkyMoo, Marinka @MarinkaNYC and Wendi @WendiAarons… Read More

Reaching the Summit Thumbnail

Our children are confident and strong.  They tackle challenges with glee and without the fear that can come with age and experience.  I am often afraid as I watch them approach physical challenges, imagining the pain of failure or worse, of a fall.   Yet I let them try.  We learn by attempting to reach summits… Read More

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