Summer

Crafts, Tutorials, Stories, Recipes, Celebrations and Reflections for the Summer Season.

Setting the Intention to Get Outside

My children spend a lot of time outdoors. It’s a natural part of their daily rhythm. I’m lucky that we ...

The Rest Time Rhythm : Holding a Space for Daily Quiet and Stillness

Afternoons can be hard when you have little ones who don’t nap anymore but really need an hour or so ...

Sweet Chamomile Popsicles

Last week on a very hot and humid day I whipped up one my favourite & very simple recipes - ...

For a Slow Summer Together : Say No

"Sorry, we can't." is a phrase I've come to love. With a big family (heck, with a small family too) ...

Creating Magical and Meaningful Birthday Traditions

We recently celebrated our third child's fourth year around the sun. It was a simple day, as usual I opted ...

Creating Intentional Living Spaces : Part Two

We strive to live as much of our lives as we can intentionally: conscientiously including our Family Values in our ...

Book Club : Simplicity Parenting Chapter One

Today I will be summarizing and discussing the first chapter of Kim John Payne's book, Simplicity Parenting. In a world where ...

Simple Preparations for Valentine’s Day

Like many celebrations today, Valentine’s Day has become increasingly focused on the consumeristic aspect of the holiday: presents, gifts, cards ...