Thursday, April 29, 2010
Wednesday, April 28, 2010
Cooking is one of the activities my nursery school children enjoy the most... and, of course, EATING too!
Monday, April 26, 2010
Actually... when I was first invited to join this particular challenge, I thought that it must be pretty *yuck* to drink something that looks like that once per day too. But, when I read more I realized the contents were purely water, raw fresh fruits and a raw green leaf veggie or two of your choice. Then the entire concept seemed a little bit easier to swallow :)
Well today's smoothie was made with parsley, mint, mango, strawberries and banana...
The daycare kids saw mine and decided that they'd like to try one too for snack time..
Sunday, April 25, 2010
It's funny - when you have very small children and babies... the idea of them one day being old enough to do more things on their own seems like something so far away in the distance.
But it's not always so easy. I tried my best to find my blessings through colic and sleepless nights. But being grateful in the easy times - the times of laughter, of joy and of happiness - well, that's cake.
It's the tough times... the times when you are pulled beyond your capability - stretched to your last bit ... the times when you feel like you can't catch your breath, that you need to run - somewhere - anywhere - alone... but you can't and you would NEVER...
THOSE are the times it is so easy to want to speed up time - those are the times it is very hard to be grateful - to be in the moment. But I tried... I reminded myself of my blessings. I took another breath - I sat back and regrouped. Most of the time.
And, I love it... I do. But, I am also trying to come to terms with the fact that my baby days are over. I know I do not want to go back there. That I'm sure of. But the snuggles, the baby smell...
...even the midnight feedings - those quiet, dark nights-so tired but so blessed to be alone, in peace with my tiny baby, looking into her eyes... those days are behind me now.
Many more beautiful experiences await us. And, I'm glad I didn't wish ALL of the hard ones away.
So for all of you moms out there with little ones - when the times get tough, just remember - it really does go by in the blink of an eye. Don't rush through or wish it all away.
Friday, April 23, 2010
Thursday, April 22, 2010
Wednesday, April 21, 2010
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Tuesday, April 20, 2010
Among many, our changes have included:
- reducing paper waste by using only cloth napkins at breakfast, lunch and dinner times
- turning our lights off and unplugging/switching off appliances when possible
- keeping our heat down a bit lower than usual
- trying our hand (once again) at veggie gardening - and now.... COMPOSTING!
I purchased this garden compost for our backyard. We are really excited about using it... in order to make it a bit easier on ourselves, we also got this mini kitchen compost bucket to keep under our sink. Each time we cut, peel or scrape we add the biodegradable produce to our bucket to later move out to our garden compost.This little gadget was only $20 and comes with a filter as well.