Why I am homeschooling…

John Taylor Gatto quotes

After a long and difficult process of sleepless nights and agonizing, after long talks with my husband, we've decided to jump the public school ship for our youngest son next year. Monkey will turn 5 just a few weeks before the school year starts.  Many parents opt for "red-shirting" (which is holding a child back a year).  My husband is in … [Read more...]

Our Sunday Best Features and Link-up

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Hey, eveyone! Welcome back to Our Sunday Best Showcase.  FYI: next week, we are not hosting the party because of Easter Sunday. We assume most of the blogging world will be with family. My co-hosts are Jo-Anna from A Pretty Life, Shauna from Satori Design for Living, and Aimee from Twigg Studios.  I'm having issues with my server at my other … [Read more...]

Sunday Best Showcase Link-up and Features

sunday best showcase link party, every sunday at 8am CST

Hey, eveyone! Welcome back to Our Sunday Best Showcase.  This past week I started the first of many posts on real food for beginners.  I wrote a post about my history with food- Confessions of a Recovered Junk Foodie. My co-hosts are Jo-Anna from A Pretty Life, Shauna from Satori Design for Living, and Aimee from Twigg Studios.  I'm having … [Read more...]

Confessions of a Recovered Junk Foodie

confessions of a recovered junk foodie

I often joke that I was raised on four food groups: gluten, dairy, sugar, and antibiotics. Antibiotics should actually be second in that list, because I was SICK all the time. I want to give a bit of my history here, because given a few new projects I am embarking on, I need to come clean. For the first 30 years of my life, I ate absolute … [Read more...]

Our Sunday Best Link-up & Features

Hey, eveyone! Welcome back to Our Sunday Best Showcase.   My co-hosts are Jo-Anna from A Pretty Life, Shauna from Satori Design for Living, and Aimee from Twigg Studios.  It is also hosted at my other blog, ink and sky!   This week's features are from Jo-Anna. Hot Fudge Brownie by Life With The Crust Cut Off Front door … [Read more...]

Sunday Best Features

sunday best showcase link party, every sunday at 8am CST

Hey, eveyone! Welcome back to Our Sunday Best Showcase.   It's been another nutty week here.  Hope all is well in your worlds. My co-hosts are Jo-Anna from A Pretty Life, Shauna from Satori Design for Living, and Aimee from Twigg Studios.  It is also hosted at my other blog, ink and sky! Today's I'm in charge of the features! French Pots … [Read more...]

the mother I want my children to remember…

When Moose was shy of seven month old, after losing my dad and grandmother, both quickly and painfully, in the six months after his birth- I felt down and lost and shitty.  All of those things that are painfully raw and human and normal when you become a mother, but coupled with that was this pile of grief that I wasn't dealing with from losing … [Read more...]

Our Sunday Best Showcase (Link-up and Features)

sunday best showcase link party, every sunday at 8am CST

Hey, eveyone! Welcome back to Our Sunday Best Showcase. I posted a new recipe yesterday inspired by something I learned from my great-grandfather from Sicily.  I finally learned to use my DSLR and shoot in manual!  So happy.  I have a LOT to learn about photography still, but after four years of blogging (what???) I'm glad that I have. My … [Read more...]

Dandelion Green Smoothie Recipe (and wisdom from an ancestor)

dandelion smoothie recipe

So, the other day, while crying over the dead and rather gray looking produce that Chicago winters bring, I headed to the greens section at Whole Paycheck to get kale. It was horrid looking.  Next to it, was a few bunches of dandelion greens, which looked perky and happy. And then it hit me. Yes. Dandelions!  We will make dandelion smoothies. … [Read more...]

Our Sunday Best Showcase: Link-up & Features

sunday best showcase link party, every sunday at 8am CST

Good morning! Hope this finds you well.  We had a bought of some health issues last week, so I have two recipes that still need to be photographed, and a wreath that is half-done.  Such is life, right? We are back with another week of Our Sunday Best Showcase.  My co-hosts are Jo-Anna from A Pretty Life, Shauna from Satori Design for Living, … [Read more...]