Now He is Four.

Dear Sweet Boy,

Four years ago, you took your time wriggling your way into our arms, and it has been incredible to watch you grow into a strong, dedicated little boy (just what your name means!).

In the past month, you’ve grown an inch

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Bruschetta With Garden Fresh Tomatoes and Basil

Post by Contributing Writer, Katie

Summer winds to a close as our gardens continue to supply us with delicious goodness to create healthy dishes.

Tomatoes and basil are always part of my summer crop. Living in the Mediterranean of Mexico (Valle de Guadalupe), I have been blessed to have ready access

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Menu Plan {8.18-24}

I’m sure we’ll be munching on leftover birthday cake this week, but here are the rest of our “healthier” plans. We’ve also been enjoying lots of summer berry smoothies and garden veggies for snacks/meals.

Day Breakfast Lunch Dinner Sun 8/18 Omelets, Muffins Peanut Butter Popcorn, Watermelon, Milk Pizza, Cabbage Salad Mon 8/19

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Glimpses of Gifts

The summer days are passing quickly, and moments are full of passing glimpses of gifts.

My little girl in a dotted tunic, dancing with the chickens around the future site of her auntie’s upcoming wedding…

My busy toddler, speeding around in curiosity, stopping only to visit mama for a quick

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Menu Plan {8.11-17}

We have been able to get some radishes, green beans, cabbage, tomatoes, and chard from our garden this week, so they will be incorporated into the meals. We are also getting ready for another birthday party this week, and the birthday boy wants berries in his cake again!

Day Breakfast Lunch Dinner

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Reconnecting Around the Summer Table

On hot summer afternoons, when my children aren’t running through the sprinkler in the lawn, they love to collect around the table for some quiet time with mama. These wooden pattern blocks have been one of the best “homeschooling” purchases I’ve ever made!

We do have the tangram-type pattern cards to use

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Menu Plan {8.4-10}

Our little girl was thrilled to announce that she “grew some potatoes for the family!” So, she was able to enjoy the fruits of her labors for lunch yesterday.

Day Breakfast Lunch Dinner Sun 8/4 Omelets, Toast Popcorn, Cheese Slices, Nectarines Hummus Platter with Homemade Tortillas, Raw Veggies Mon 8/5 Carrot Cake Waffles, Homemade

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This Week

It is a busy time of year for our family, since we run a bed & breakfast, and it is the height of travel season. We scramble each day to make sure breakfasts are prepared, and rooms, linens, and dishes are completely cleaned.

We typically have 15-25 people come through our home

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Herbal Adventures: A Pocket Guide of Seasonal Natural Remedies

Three years ago, I wrote Herbal Nurturing, and have kept in mind the subsequent comments and suggestions. Now, a supplement edition is ready!

After seasons full of hiking, road trips, and camping excursions, I’ve collected our first aid natural remedies into a new “pocket guide”-sized ebook to help you prepare for all your adventures!

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Menu Plan {7.28-8.3}

We’re in the midst of summer, with a birthday celebration this week, an abundant garden, and many guests filling the inn.

Day Breakfast Lunch Dinner Sun 7/28 Omelets, Toast, Kefir Smoothies Popcorn, Ants on a Log, Watermelon Hot Dogs (nitrite free), Raw Veggies, Potato Salad Mon 7/29 Pancakes, Eggs Quesadillas, Watermelon Curry,

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