It had been a long, busy weekend. Saturday morning we had two soccer games, one soccer practice, and all that that gives way to (finding soccer socks, shin guards, mouth guards and filling up water bottles while trying to get breakfast on the table and finding the requisite shirts folded in the laundry basket) followed by a birthday party in the afternoon where we entertained 11 children 6 and under (two hours is PLENTY long for a party, if anyone is asking) and then Sunday morning we headed out for the 40 minute drive to church at 9:15, celebrated Divine Liturgy at 10, followed by Coffee Hour and then our catechism class, which ended early (!) at 3:00.  We stopped off for an early dinner on the way home and [... To read more, click here ...]

 April 15, 2013  Posted by Heartland Renaissance Faith, Other 1 Response »
 

Are you like me? You read Nourishing Traditions, or stumbled across the Weston A. Price foundation’s website, got inspired to make changes to your diet, and then went, “okay, where to begin?” and immediately felt overwhelmed? Did you flip through the tome, trying desperately just to find a simple dinner or snack that your in-transition-to-real-foods family or children would eat that was familiar and without having to spend a lot of money buying new ingredients for your pantry? If you answered yes and are in the midst of the transition to a more real foods diet, but have questions on how to implement it successfully in a modern American family, my fellow real food blogger, Kate Tietje of Modern Alternative Mama has written the cookbook for you; In the Kitchen [... To read more, click here ...]

 

We have an antique wagon in our collection that my dad and his siblings played with when they were children. Crafted out of heavy-duty steel, the wagon is unique with air-filled dualie wheels in the back and an interesting axle and hitch system. I asked my dad about it one day and he mentioned that his younger brother had broken the axle once and had then welded a whole new bottom, drilled out and extended the axle, made it a dualie for better maneuverability and put a hitch on the back so he could not only pull another wagon behind the first, but pull both on his bike, which he had also outfitted with a hitch. Age of completion? 8. When was the last time you let your 8-year-old weld? [... To read more, click here ...]

 February 2, 2010  Posted by Heartland Renaissance Book Reviews, Children's Books, Other, Parenting Comments Off
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