Friday, February 26, 2010

The Blessing of A Skinned Knee

"Your most lasting legacy, the only one that really matters is how your children will treat their fellow creatures and the world you're leaving them. It begins and ends with honor."

This book is based on Jewish principles and though I'm not Jewish, I find it a valuable resource for mothering.

1st Graders Can't Identify Vegetables

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

winter wonderland

If I have any spare time at all, I hit the woods. There is nothing as restorative for my spirit as hiking. It's my solace. It heals my body and my soul and is a big part of why I love Tennessee. My friends, Alathea, have a little log cabin and I have been going there for 15 years- before my husband and my girls came along. It's along the Appalachian Trail on the border of NC in a town called Unicoi. Every now and then, we think we catch a glimpse of a unicorn.

It doesn't matter what season it is, it is incredibly magical. We had a school break so I invited four different girlfriends and their kids. I didn't expect they would ALL say yes, so we ended up with 6 adults, 10 little girls and 1 little boy in a two bedroom cabin. FUN! All was well until we locked ourselves out and had to break a window to get in....and the propane went out and we had to huddle around several space heaters for warmth. We spent our nights walking the AT in waist-deep snow, howling like coyotes at the moon, and our days sledding in the back yard. I lost myself at the sunny top of a mountain peak while building an entire village of snow fairies with wings and berry antlers. I was simply enjoying the moment, and listening to the melting snow.

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Monday, February 22, 2010

enter to win free product

Enter our little survey to win FREE Eco Kiss Kits and Lavender Vanilla soy candles by filling out this small survey here: Eight winners will be chosen.

Also, we are 3rd in line for a $35,000 grant that ends Feb 28, 2010. Please help us move back up to 1st place by voting here so we can make our much anticipated Organic Baby Wash.

Wednesday, February 03, 2010

valentine's sweetness

Order by February 9th to arrive by Valentine's Day. Order 6 or more and we will throw in an organic baby bird soap for free.

Tuesday, February 02, 2010

help create a healthier world for our children

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