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This year, World Read-Aloud Day falls on March 9.  I didn’t even know there was such a thing as a World Read-Aloud Day, but I think we can safely say that this?  This is right up my alley. I’ve been trying →MORE...

Jan 31, 2011
The first time my father called me a hippie nutjob, I raised my eyebrows.  “What makes me a hippie?” I asked. He looked me up and down, started listing things off.  Cloth diapering.  Sustainable gardening.  Local foods.  Home-made baby food.  Bio-degradable →MORE...

A year ago, Donald made Charlotte a small set of wood blocks.  As she gets older and is increasingly interested in playing with her blocks, we’ve noticed that it’s about time we added to her collection.  While we were looking around →MORE...

The cast of characters: - Beeswax- Soap (we use goat milk soap from a nearby organic farm)- Dyes (you can use food coloring or home-made) To the left: jars of blueberry dye.  To the right: paprika and tumeric powder dyes. 1.  →MORE...