Hop on over to Mama and Baby Love to read my latest urban homesteading post about food ethics and why it’s important to us that our kids know where their meat comes from:
Our family is big on having kids in the kitchen because of the wonderful benefits of mastering valuable skills as well as spending quality time together. But it’s also important to us that our kids know where their food comes from. One of the great benefits of having an urban garden is the joy of including our kids in growing the veggies and herbs that show up on our table.
But what about meat? Should children be exposed to the nitty gritty of how their chicken dinner arrived on their plate?…
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You can find me today over at Mama and Baby Love talking about The Adventure of Motherhood:
We recently got the wonderful news that we’re expecting Baby #3. (Yay!) I thought by the third time around, discovering we were pregnant would feel old hat. It didn’t. I was just as shocked and in awe at this news as the first time we found out we were expecting. Truly. I literally screamed “I’M PREGNANT!” to my husband before I even made it out of the bathroom with the positive pregnancy test. Each time I find out I’m pregnant, it’s like the world is born anew. I see everything with fresh eyes…
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Today I’m over at Mama and Baby Love with my first official post as Gardening Editor!
This post could be titled: “Don’t Lose It If Your Toddler Picks All the Unripe Tomatoes.” (Not that I would EVER do that! Ahem.) In full disclosure, I have definitely lost it when little inquisitive hands prematurely harvested the bounty of our urban garden. Numerous vegetable beds and a chicken coop take up most of our front yard and maintaining our little urban homestead is an important family project…
Head on over to MBL to read the rest of the post about Kids in the Garden: Nurturing a Space for Learning and see cute pictures of Benjamin dwarfed by a giant kohlrabi!
And in the spirit of babies and gardening, here’s a pic of the biggest pumpkin Daniel has ever grown (and also our Lucy Pumpkin):