I have been enjoying the children’s books we have been bringing home from the local libraries as much as Piper has been. I wanted to share a few titles with you, so that you might enjoy them, too. By Roseanne Thong: Noodle Magic, Round Is a Mooncake, Round Is a Tortilla, and Red Is a… Continue reading A list of recent favorite children’s books.
Just a short walk from home someone has organized a Little Free Library outside — the kind that looks like a large birdhouse, but has a door and a couple of shelves lined with books to share. We stopped by the other day to check it out and I was delighted to find a few… Continue reading A gem from the Little Free Library down the road
Yesterday, while I swept the kitchen floor, I remembered an old story I studied in college. Sometime during my junior year, a friend whom I had gotten to know through an alternative healing class and our mutual interest in yoga gifted me his copy of Clarissa Pinkola Estés’ book Women Who Run With the Wolves, a… Continue reading Remembering the tale of Vasalisa the Wise
On Saturday we drove out to Treasure Island and St. Pete to spend our morning at the beach. When we arrived at 10:30, the sky was overcast and so we enjoyed a few pleasant hours bathing in the gulf before the sun (and the heat) finally came out from behind the clouds. My favorite part… Continue reading On Haslam’s and Hobbits (and a few things in between).
Yesterday I watched this clip of Nigella Lawson cooking Elvis sandwiches—you know, mashed banana and peanut butter slathered between two slices of bread and then toasted in a buttery pan until crisp and golden brown on the outside, and all warm and gooey on the inside. Well, I made them this morning and they are… Continue reading Simple pleasures
Jessica Prentice’s book Full Moon Feast: Food and the Hunger for Connection has both moved and surprised me. On a quest for a true feeling of nourishment, Prentice explores traditional foodways and discovers across cultures a deep connection and reverence for the Earth that many of us today are out of touch with. She connects… Continue reading Thoughts on Full Moon Feast
I love reading time with Piper. On dreary days especially, we like to climb into bed with a few baskets filled with our favorite stories. I thought I would share a few titles with you here, as I know some of you have children, while others still are childlike at heart. Favorite Winter stories (and… Continue reading Cherished children’s books and stories