Making it to the End of the School Year

Making it to the End of the School Year

This time of year is tough for a lot of people in education – teachers, students, and parents. The end of the school year is near, but still well over a month a way, and there are often a lot of end-of-year things going on. There are some things you as a family can do […]

Freezing? Warm Up with Hearty Chili

Mommy MD Guides, Battling the Bathing Suit Blues?

As I type here at my desk, my fingers feeling a bit numb, I thought about which of my favorite recipes would be best for dinner tonight. Of course I thought of Hearty Chili. As I typed it, I realized how ironic its name is! But yes, chili can indeed warm you up! My coauthor […]

Easy Handprint Flowers

Easy Handprint Flowers

My daughter, Sydney loves getting dirty. When I told her we were going to do a craft that involved painting her hand, she literally squealed with delight. Messy? Paint? Sounds like the perfect craft! We started by simply picking the color of the flower we wanted to do. She picked yellow. Start by carefully applying paint to […]

How Do You Measure Success in a Homeschooled Child?

How Do You Measure Success in a Homeschooled Child?

I am going to tell you 24 things about my daughter… 1.  She is a dual citizen — holds a both a British and an American passport. 2.  She has been to France, Costa Rica, Holland (twice), and England (six times). 3.  She was in an Australian magazine when she was 8 months old.   […]

Lessons in the Sand: The First Day of a New Adventure

Lessons in the Sand: The First Day of a New Adventure

Remember the post I wrote last March To Homeschool or Not to Homeschool that is the Question, Every Year?!  Well that is the question again this year… My daughter and I spent the summer in Portland so she could attend the incomparable Portland Waldorf summer program.  My hope was that we would be able to stay on […]

Painted Hands | The positive effects of art

The positive effects of art

I don’t know how, but I’ve been able to hold on to my ability to create long after the imaginations of my peers faded away and they started focusing on “real life.” It’s so easy to lose it. Kids are born with a natural tendency to slip seamlessly in and out of imaginative worlds; I […]

Smile Squared: Share a healthy smile

Smile Squared

I recently learned about a wonderful company called Smile Squared.  They make lovely bamboo toothbrushes for adults and children.  For every purchase of a toothbrush they donate one.  I purchased 2 from their website; one for me and one for my daughter.  It felt great knowing that somewhere another mother and daughter would get a little […]

Kids say the craziest things!

21 Questons to ask your kids

Kids say the craziest things! I recently asked my kids these questions and these are the answers I received: 1) What is something Mommy always says to you? “Come get your laundry.” “Go outside and ride your bike.” 2) What makes Mommy happy? “If we let her put up a post.” “Obeying” 3) What makes […]

Mixed Berry Smoothie Recipe


The weather is finally warming up – which means it is time to make some delicious, homemade smoothies. It’s a great kitchen activity to do with kids; so wonderfully simple and instantly gratifying. It’s also a great way to get some extra healthy calories into your children. We love mixed berry smoothies in our house. […]

10 Easy Steps for Young Children to Make a Healthy Omelette

Easy Steps for Young Children to Make a Healthy Omelette

Cooking with your child is a fun way to spend quality time together. Cooking is a highly educational activity as well as it involves lessons in nutrition, math, science and literacy. It is important for children to learn self care skills, such as cooking, so that they have a repertoire of things that foster their […]