Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Fevers and Duplo

Well, when we have fevers and life is going slower , DUPLO is the thing to do....

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Thursday, October 24, 2013


In preparation for our butterfly world outing.....paint splotch butterflies, a butterfly magic schoolbus movie, a butterfly book...and for our preschooler .... Acting out the lifecycle of butterflies to classical music! And a Very Hungry Catterpillar necklace. 

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Art Appreciation

Today we are Appreciating the master painter Miskin. This painting hangs in London and we are using Come Look With Me books from sonlight to do this. We will reproduce this in pastels and collaged animal pictures. 

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Poetry Tea

Poetry Tea is so much fun. Last night we made some coconut macaroons. I found the recipe at Elanas Pantry which is a great website for sugar free and gluten free and dairy free foods.  http://www.elanaspantry.com/coconut-macaroons
had my homemade chocolate and we made some rooibos tea. The children set the table and off we went with a poetry reading. They will sit for ages like this listening to poems and it is so much fun and spans the ages! We must do this more often!

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

What we are up to...

.... and baby makes 6! 
well it has gone really well with baby 4, she is indeed blessed and all the Arthure Burke cds we listened to and blessing the "nightwatches" has indeed come to fruition! 

People aways ask for info on baby products, what I use etc... So here it is....

1. She loves to sleep on my chest (even as i write this!) , she will only be washed at nappy change time with warm water and we found a flask of rooibos tea next to the bed for cleaning the nappy area really works. 
2. Mother Nature bum balm. And after a nappy rash we wash her at every day change. 
3. Change nappy before a feed. 
4. Have a night light. Never turn on a big light at night. 
5. doo doo dust for restless babies and Cramp and colic powders from Eirene health shop, super cheap and very fantastic. 
6. Magen drops by Natura  for indigestion, i took this alot when she was first born. It goes through the milk to baby. I saw a big difference with this and used it every half hour if I was gassy to stop her from getting this too. 
7. linnies diet to prevent colic and reflux. This has worked so well for us. 
8. Victorian Garden powder for neck and arm creases to dry out after a bath. 
9. Pure beginnings baby wash (now available at Baby City)
10. A wrap or a sling to wear baby
11. The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding book. 

Friday, October 19, 2012

Sumptuous Strawberries....

So we found some organic strawberries this week at the Organic Food Market where we shop. This is such a golden find, as strawberries are one of the most toxic sprayed crops in the world unfortunately. So yesterday and today we have had really thick strawberry smoothies which we eat with a teaspoon like yogurt, they are gobbled up too quickly for a photo sorry! But cheer up here is the recipe:

Add to your blender
strawberries (any amount)
Chia seeds (really high in Omega 3 oils and thicken the smoothie)
Frozen bananas (about 1 per person) for those who cant do banana add paw paw here.
Juice of 2 organic oranges
Spring water to fill up to top.
Dates (I use organic dried dates and soak them overnight then I add the date water too.)
If you are not allergic to nuts add one handful of any nuts in.
Blend and enjoy, this can be thinned down with more water if needed.

Also today in my dehydrator are buckwheaties, I have sprouted buckwheat and soaked the sprouts in tamari and salt which I am now dehydrating they make an awesome crunchy salty addition to a salad, sprinkled on the top.