Healthy Snacks To Go eBook Giveaway

“It’s time to run out the door to practice/church/Grandma’s house and you need to grab some snacks for the car, fast.  You open up the cupboard and . . . all you see are ingredients.” Isn’t that the truth?  Those words above are the opening lines from Katie Kimball’s new eBook, Healthy Snacks To Go.  (read more…)

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Sunday Links: May 23

• From Crunchy Chicken: Dry Humps Challenge 2010 • From Progressive Pioneer: Making Cultured Buttermilk • From WIP: Haitian Farmers Commit to Burning Monsanto Hybrid Seeds • From Skip to My Lou: How to Make Shrinky Dinks With Recycled #6 Plastic • From Green Options: My List of Fakers and Not Fakers • From CNN: (read more…)

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Five in a Row: enlarge your preschooler’s world with books

Today I’m over at Simple Homeschool, where I’m sharing why I love my daughter’s current preschool curriculum, Five in a Row.  It’s a literature-based style of learning, where we explore the world from all different angles using the same book five days in a row.  From my post: “I never liked math in school because (read more…)

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Renegade: A Community of Crafters

Last Sunday, I went to check out the Renegade Craft Fair, right here in Austin, Texas. If you’re not familiar with the Renegade Craft Fair, it is, in their own words, a “large-scale DIY arts + crafts event held in five cities across the nation, featuring hundreds of independent artists and their unique handmade items.” (read more…)

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Use storytelling to inspire kids to go green

A while ago I wrote about how to use storytelling to inspire frugality in our kids.  I apply the same storytelling techniques to teach my kids about the importance of being green and friendly to the earth. Some things work and some don’t, but over time, I’ve developed a system that works quite well. Going (read more…)

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