Author: Lisa Pedersen

Slow Parenting Grandparents Style

When I do arts and crafts with our kids I cannot help but think about times I spent with my grandparents.  When I was growing up my brother and I would go to my Grandmothers’ and Grandfathers’ house for the weekend and we would always seem to do a lot of different arts and crafts projects.  My Grandma was a very… Read more →

Humane Education – A Great Idea

This link I came across today really caught my eye.  Humane Education is teaching a child to be kind to animals so that they will learn to be compassionate in all aspects of their lives.  This article claims that humane education reduces violence in teens and adults and teaches respect and empathy.  If you don’t have a pet of your… Read more →

Chinese Paper Lanterns with Hearts

This year on February 14 we get two special days in one!  What do we do with our kids for Valentines Day and Chinese New Year?  We make crafts of course and since they land on the same day why not make a Chinese/heart themed craft.  Cut out hearts with chinese characters was too obvious and cinnamon heart filled won tons didn’t turn… Read more →

Should We Stop Eating Basa?

Lately we have been questioning our food choices.  It is widely advertised that eating fish is a part of a healthy diet and in our grocery stores one of the best deals on fish is Basa.  We have made the decision not to eat Basa (a type of Catfish) anymore.  We had already made the decision to not eat imported seafood, and only… Read more →

Free-form Donburi

A major part of our transition is to eat healthier foods.  The Geocache Diet is based on increasing exercise but of course eating well is also a vital part of feeling well.  We also want to provide our kids with the best ‘fuel’ possible so they can do all that energetic kids stuff.  We are not dieting as a family;… Read more →

Earth Friendly Weed Killers

So the question is, why do we use so many herbicides and chemicals in our gardens?  I think the answer is we don’t have the time anymore to weed the “old fashioned way”.  Have a look at this blog on a free, earth-friendly weed killer.  Not only is it good for our environment, it’s cheap! “Free, Earth-Friendly Weed Killer for… Read more →

Mars Imagery

Anyone who knows me, knows I like pretty pictures.  Not just of nature, travel, and cute babies, but of historical places, space, and things viewed under a microscope.  I hope to bring you a few more of these interesting images here. So with that in mind, follow this link to a very cool article I came across today. “Another dose… Read more →

Warming Climate = More Bugs

Here is a interesting article I thought would be great for discussing with kids. Our daughter is a budding young Entomologist.  At the age of four she has a great love of all things BUG.  For her I will post this link, she is too young to really understand it yet, but older kids will and I hope they get something… Read more →