Jul 062015
Volunteer Tomatoes and Potatoes!

While hanging out our laundry this evening, a splash of red under our banana tree caught my eye…a tomato!
Some time ago, I added kitchen scraps and compost to the base of the fruit trees in our backyard. Some of…

Dec 052014
Nutmeg the Minivan's First Roadtrip

We’ve been offline for a while, and I have so much to catch you all up on!
A couple of weeks ago, Little Lotus and I bought a minivan. We considered buying a small rv, but we opted for a…

Oct 162014
Twinkies and The Age of Health Food Kids

As I watched a small Toyota van drive by our street, I commented to my daughter, “I love those vans. They’re so small and compact. They look like Twinkies.”
To this, my 9-year-old daughter replied in a disgusted tone, “I…

Oct 162014
My Morning Mojo

It’s almost 6 am, and I’ve been up for about an hour working in my yard. The moon is still out, and the day is full of promise and potential. My little one, sensing that I am no longer in…

Sep 232014
Mental Space, Homesteading, and Boundaries

My goal to build a city homestead for my daughter and I requires a lot of hard work. Whether it’s problem solving, figuring out how to build a system, or carrying out the physical work of homesteading (which, by the…

Sep 202014
Homeschool Playgroup Adventure

Homeschool Adventure
This week, Litttle Lotus and I attended an Autumn Equinox Celebration with a homeschool group that we’re members of.
I love being a member of a homeschool group because:
1) It gives my daughter a chance to play…