Monsters Hate Rosemary :: Taming Bedtime Fears

For a child with an active imagination, bedtime fears can be tough to tame. I should know... I was a kid like that. Since I spent my family's (scary) movie nights hidden in my bedroom with a paint by number and Cyndi Lauper cranked up high as a child, I understand my daughter's easily ignited fears of the dark and unknown. Honestly, even as an adult I can be spooked walking home after dark and I always check my back seat when I get in a vehicle at night and I never ever sleep in a room with the closet doors open. ...more
Oh! I agree, and the lavender is so restful... lucky break on my part to have it at hand! more

Monsters Hate Rosemary :: Taming Bedtime Fears

For a child with an active imagination, bedtime fears can be tough to tame. I should know... I was a kid like that. Since I spent my family's (scary) movie nights hidden in my bedroom with a paint by number and Cyndi Lauper cranked up high as a child, I understand my daughter's easily ignited fears of the dark and unknown. Honestly, even as an adult I can be spooked walking home after dark and I always check my back seat when I get in a vehicle at night and I never ever sleep in a room with the closet doors open. ...more
If you like the smell... a lot... go for it ;) Thanks for reading and commenting! more

Life Lessons From a Horse :: Pushing Through the Fear

One of the toughest lessons to learn is when to quit or when to push on through. Tough for us to learn for ourselves, and doubly difficult as a parent! Rowan (age 6) began horseback riding in June (see our past lessons posts here). She loves it, with a quiet delight and a surprising calm determination....more
So true! yes, I was thrilled, and might have been smiling even more than she was at the end of ... more

Stay Warm :: A Kid's Fingerless Mitten Knitting Pattern

The 'Stay Warm' mittens are perfect hand warmers for kids on cool autumn mornings! Knit these fingerless mitts in an evening, using scraps or a bit of  favorite yarn....more
Go for it!! They are very simple once you get the hang o fthe dpns.. which I never really enjoy LOL more

Monster Mending :: Super Fun Knee Patches

I do not like mending (really, who does?). But I love the idea of turning a gaping hole in a favourite pair of jeans into an adorable monster!...more
I think it is perfectly acceptable for grown ups. In fact, maybe it should be *mandatory*. How ... more

Life Lessons From a Horse:The First Fall

They say the first fall is the hardest. I think they mean for the rider, but let me tell you, it is no picnic for the mother, either! I have been writing about Rowan's (almost 6) experience learning to ride a horse~ a desire she has held for the better part of her 6 years.  You can find past posts HERE....more
Thank you! She is brave and I admire her courage! She rode again this week... she was confident ... more

Life Lessons From a Horse:The First Fall

They say the first fall is the hardest. I think they mean for the rider, but let me tell you, it is no picnic for the mother, either! I have been writing about Rowan's (almost 6) experience learning to ride a horse~ a desire she has held for the better part of her 6 years.  You can find past posts HERE....more
Thank you Torey! It is so reassuring to hear from riders (although you are right, it would be ... more

Life Lessons From a Horse:The First Fall

They say the first fall is the hardest. I think they mean for the rider, but let me tell you, it is no picnic for the mother, either! I have been writing about Rowan's (almost 6) experience learning to ride a horse~ a desire she has held for the better part of her 6 years.  You can find past posts HERE....more
Youère right. I was dreading it, but knowing u had to let it come, sometime. I am still shaken ... more

The Sprinkles Rack

This is one of those ideas that makes kids happy. And it is ridiculously fun for moms, too! Andrea at The Simple Craft Diaries shared her new sprinkles rack last week, and I knew we needed one. No, really. We do!...more

Glad you like it!
We don't use them very often either, but they might as well be out and making ... more

The Sprinkles Rack

This is one of those ideas that makes kids happy. And it is ridiculously fun for moms, too! Andrea at The Simple Craft Diaries shared her new sprinkles rack last week, and I knew we needed one. No, really. We do!...more

The jars came from Ikea, maybe 5 years ago? I expect they still have something similar (the ... more