February 2012

The Tradition of Reading

February 29, 2012

One of my fondest memories is curling up on the living room sofa with my dad at the age of nine. We are opening the pages of Charlotte’s Web and I am listening to and exploring the world of the Zuckerman’s farm for the first time. I have taught that book, as well as read it, […]

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Hand Me Downs, Sales, Thrift Shops and Special Buys

February 28, 2012

One of the more expensive areas of being a parent is buying clothing for your child. We have tried to be as frugal as possible with this and have some tips to share. We have some definite favorite brands that we look for because the fabrics are evironmentally sound and ethically manufactured. But, organic cottons […]

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Things to Do Other Than Watch TV

February 24, 2012

A lot of people say to me, “Your kid doesn’t watch any TV?” I answer, “Yup, no TV.” The next questions they often ask is “What do you do all day?” I think we do a lot of different things throughout the day and I would like to use the blog as a venue for […]

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Seed Catalogs 2012

February 22, 2012

Let the brainstorming and browsing begin! I am very excited for our garden this year. Tomato is big enough that she can help water and pick the food. She knows all of the names for the foods that we like to grow, so I can’t wait to show her the process of growing our own […]

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Little Sapling Toys Peg Puzzle Toy Review

February 8, 2012

We are huge fans of Little Sapling Toys, as is evidenced in an earlier post. They have recently launched their own website and store, so you can grab these great gifts and toys there or on their Etsy shop. Our newest purchase from them was for Tomato’s birthday last fall. When Tomato gets new things, […]

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Putting Asparagus to Bed for the Winter

February 7, 2012

I can’t wait for organic asparagus this spring! It is one of the harder organic items for us to find in our area. So, last spring, we ordered organic Jersey Giant asparagus crowns, set up our first raised bed to be the permanent asparagus bed and planted. Over the course of the summer, we watched […]

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Mimi the Sardine Spillmat Review

February 3, 2012

When we began to look for a spillmat to place under Tomato’s high chair, we had some specific ingredients that we wanted to avoid. Vinyl was at the top of the list. Vinyl releases VOCs (Volatile Organic Compounds) into the air in a process called off-gassing. Off-gassing affects our air quality and can lead to […]

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