Pumpkin Pancakes Recipe


I adore pumpkin pancakes, and I tweaked several recipes until I worked something out that I really liked. We often put chocolate chips in ours because I adore chocolate (the ones in this photo have them), but my eight-year-old prefers hers plain. These pancakes have no added sugar (unless you add chocolate chips), and my […]

Needle Felting Pictures


I have wanted to try needle felting for a while, but hadn’t gotten around to finding supplies and figuring out what exactly I needed to do. So, when Artterro asked if I wanted to review their needle felting kit as part of their brand relaunch I said “Yes, please!” I have written about Artterro products […]

Welcoming a New Family Member


My kids got a new baby cousin in the wee hours of April 13th, and all week long they asked when they would be allowed to meet her. We drove them out on Saturday, and they were so thrilled! Little V took hold of Emma’s finger, and Emma was so pleased! Johnny thought V was […]

Children Need Free Time


As parents, it is easy to worry about providing children with resources, but free time is the best possible resource you can provide for your child – and it is free! Children need free time to explore their world, develop ideas, and understand things that they observe. Giving kids free time is a wonderful way […]

San Francisco with Kids: Ride the Ducks!


Have you ever been to San Francisco? Driving across the Golden Gate Bridge is one of my earliest childhood memories – from when I was four years old! Last weekend we had the opportunity to tour the city with Ride the Ducks, and it was the perfect way to tour San Francisco with kids! Here […]