The school debate has no doubt popped up in conversation for many of us over the last few weeks as summer comes to an end and COVID rages on. I’ve been thinking a lot about what we personally will do in the fall, homeschool vs. going back to school. Preparing for either choice for my......Read More
Since we are staying put and not traveling this summer, I’m turning to activities in my new book that’s out now, FAMILY FIELD TRIP, to bring the classic road trip home. Here’s a fun idea- Grab a map and plan a trip with your children. Follow a route and learn from home about the sites......Read More
It’s no secret that we are big fans of California Baby around here. Everything that they stand for is in line with our own beliefs about how we treat the Earth and what we do with our time on this planet. From their 100% plant-based products to their tree-free labels to their solar-powered factories to......Read More
Tom and I decided to make dumplings the other day. I’d been wanting to make them again since the last time we made them and forgot how fun it is to just set aside an entire morning devoted to cooking. I adapted this recipe by changing the filling. I used red cabbage, carrots, red onion, and shallots.......Read More
I am a magazine junkie! I have been subscribing to magazines since I was in first grade when I use to get Highlights. Then I moved on to Ranger Rick, Cricket, Sunset (I still subscribe to this one), and so on… Not much has changed and I still have about seven or eight subscriptions. Since......Read More
I can’t believe that we are in the midst of a worldwide pandemic. I can honestly say that this is not something that I thought I would see at this level in my lifetime. At my house, we are taking it as a time for slowing down and learning deeper about the world around us....
Photos by Erin Austen Abbott “$1.99 < Free” Exploring wonderment and sharing that with your children is one of the most magical things you could give to them. I snapped this cotton candy picture while at a truck stop while we were on a road trip from Mississippi to Texas. I had a pink cloud......Read More
When I was a kid, we always took road trips in the spring and summer. Winter was spent home, not venturing much further than an hour’s drive. All through my twenties, I had a job traveling non-stop but far too often, I didn’t take the time to take in the beautiful changing of the seasons.......Read More