Out the Front Door

There is just so much going on outside our front door right now. Red bud and apple trees bursting into bloom, outdoor kitchen areas taking shape, gardens growing bit by bit, native trees planted.  It’s almost too much to even try to capture in words, but sometimes a photo captures a moment in time so precious…

So, following in the footsteps of the many other bloggers who have pioneered the “wordless post,” I’m going to periodically share what is going on right outside my door.  Join me if you’d like: post a link to a moment you’d like to share in the comments below, or share it on my Facebook page.  Let’s all celebrate the beautiful, crazy, messy life that happens right outside our doors.


My 10 Favorite Parenting Resources

As the mama of two young children, I spend a lot of time reading, talking, and thinking about parenting. I’m always so excited to read a book or a blog that guides me towards new ways of parenting peacefully and unconditionally.  I would love to share a short list of some of my favorite parenting resources.

Websites and Blogs:


  • Naomi Aldort,  Raising Our Children, Raising Ourselves
  • Alfie Kohn, Unconditional Parenting
  • Pam Leo, Connection Parenting
  • Lawrence J. Cohen, Playful Parenting
  • Anything by Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish (Liberated Parents, Liberated Children, How To Talk So Kids Will Listen and Listen So Kids Will Talk, etc.)

What are some of your favorite parenting resources?

Starting now

Why put dreams on hold when you can START NOW?

I’ve been excited about starting a blog for over a year now.  Thanks to some gentle prodding from friends and family, here I go!  I expect to share some photos, get all crafty, salivate over food, and talk about our homesteading, Waldorf-y, natural parenting, handmade life.  Thanks for joining me!