Here in Northern Florida we do get winter but not too much of it. The weather is about 70 degrees and the sun is shining. No need to hang out in the house, so how about a little mud?
It is no big secret, that I love spring. They days get longer and the air gets warmer. There are tons of festivals all across America. Most of them are low cost or free. We recently attended a Salt Life Seafood Festival. It was so much fun. We ate some wonderful (and gluten free) seafood … More Spring Has Sprung
It is no secret that our society lives in the age of consumerism. Value is place on tangible items rather than physical experiences. We also feel disconnected from our elected officials, who I feel seldom hear the public cries and are persuaded by powerful lobbyist. Well, there are other ways to have your vote heard. … More You Vote With Your Dollars
For most it is no surprise that today is Valentines Day- Our holiday of love, or is it? As a Hippy I don’t buy into the commercialism of any holidays. This probably leaves you wondering what do I do for Valentines Day? Well, not a whole lot. The husband and I will have a quite … More Valentines Day
Today my friends is the last day of summer for tomorrow we will celebrate the first day of Fall. Today is the last day of more daylight than dark of night. The warm southerly breeze will now begin to shift its direction to a cold north wind, allowing the cold arctic air to reach my … More Ode to the Last Day of Summer
For me the most difficult part of being the mom is not letting my view of the world impact the life my children choose for themselves. Here is an excellent example of one: I truly believe that my sole purpose as a mother is to help my children find their natural talent and use their … More
Today was the first day of school for all of my children. The youngest began kindergarten and the oldest is a high school senior. There were no tears of any kind, not from them, not from me. I saw the moms with tears in their eyes as they said goodbye. But I was the mom … More The First Day of School
We all have issues, every single one of us. Nobody walks around with a sign on their shoulder that says, “My issue is …….”. This does not give anyone permission to act poorly because of their current circumstance. We all have good and bad days, that is part of what makes us human. I am … More We all have issues,every single one of us.
We are about 3 weeks into summer vacation and the boredom complaints from my children have started. To combat the boredom I put together boredom boxes for each of my kids. Each box is geared to a specific child. I filled it with things to spark their imagination and creativity. For the smallest one I … More Mom, I’m bored.
Today was the first day of summer vacation for my kids. In true hippy form we made blueberry jam from the blueberries we picked during a recent visit to a friends mini-farm.