Mama and Baby photo session

Meet beautiful baby Averie, 18 days old. and her beautiful mama, Linnea. This was my first Mama and Baby photo shoot. I couldn't get enough of holding that little Averie. She is cute as a button, isn't she? Just like her mama.

Picking flowers and unschooling

In our garden, flowers are for picking.  We make sure to leave some for the bees, too, but what fun would it be to have flowers that can't be picked? Here is what Mia did with (while I took pictures of) our pick-able flowers the other day: Watching Mia independently satisfy her curiosity and plan... Continue Reading →

Lazy gardeners’ rhubarb patch

Our wildly thriving rhubarb patch has been almost untouched for most of the time we've owned it.  We are the laziest gardeners I know; we love the food but don't like the work. This year I wanted to make the best of this huge patch of free food. It was a fun family adventure. If... Continue Reading →

My pudgy baby wants to eat!

For about 14 months, Anna has been exclusively breastfed, except for the few nibbles of food here and there. I would love to know how many hours I have  spent nursing her, how many calories I have expended doing it, and how much milk she has drunk. I think it would blow my freaking mind.... Continue Reading →

a few of my favorite things

I woke up to a glorious Saturday morning, with nothing planned for the day except whatever we felt like doing, which ended up being... As you can see, we spent roughly $32 on breakfast this morning.  And as much as I love the Mill City Farmer's Market, I regrettably report that the food we ate... Continue Reading →

Mother’s Day vacation

We spent the weekend at Baker Near-Wilderness Settlement, our second time there this year. We love this place.  Not only only is it a simple, stress-free getaway close to home, but it's cheap, too.  For us, being a one-income family means not taking tropical winter vacations.  Or driving new cars or donning fresh, trendy hairdos...... Continue Reading →

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