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Sugar & Spice by Vanessa

Tuesday, February 9th, 2010 in Uncategorized

*This post was over at but we are taking the site down and I wanted to save it! My girls (2 and almost 4) on their way to our weekly trip to the Farmers Market I don’t really feel qualified or that I have enough experience with daughters to share any sort of advice. After all, […]

NO Nature Days

Friday, September 25th, 2009 in Uncategorized

Thank you to those that emailed/commented/twittered me to remind me. I am in AZ for my Gma’s funeral and there will be NO Nature Days tmrw. So sorry for not remembering to tell you all and I hope to reschedule in October, it would be a beautiful hike!

Jiggler Mania

Wednesday, July 8th, 2009 in Uncategorized

We just moved into a new neighborhood and one of the little girls who lives across the street brought us a plate of Jell-O Jigglers to say hello. “What are these?!” my girls asked with amazement, wiggling them around. Had I really not introduced them to the whole world of Jell-O and even more important […]

Help Spread the Word

Wednesday, June 17th, 2009 in Uncategorized

I feel so strongly about the conference I just posted about I want to ask all of my readers a favor… If you live in Utah or know of women who live in Utah please help spread the word! You can email friends and family a link to the website: I have buttons for […]

To Snack or Not to Snack

Friday, May 29th, 2009 in Uncategorized

Silly mommy question for you: Do you leave snacks out for your kids during the day? I remember while growing up we always had fruit out to enjoy, and the best was when we had a whole case of fresh oranges in the garage for us to snack on. … I’ve started leaving out some […]

Summer = Ooey, Gooey, Brightly Colored Popsicles

Friday, May 29th, 2009 in Uncategorized

Organic popsicles…yes, I said it…that are bright colors, easy to make and full of ooey, gooey yumminess! Ready for the super specific recipe? Here goes! … 5 or 6 or so frozen organic berries, any kind 1/2 cup to 1 cup or so of organic plain yogurt 1/4 cup to 1/2 cup of organic carrot […]

Sneak Peaks–Birth Documentary Film Festival in Utah

Monday, May 18th, 2009 in Uncategorized

Here is a sneak peek from Pregnant in America, one of the documentaries being shown at the Birth Documentary Film Festival: … Pregnant in America examines the betrayal of humanity’s greatest gift–birth–by the greed of U.S. corporations. Hospitals, insurance companies and other members of the healthcare industry have all pushed aside the best care of […]

Wednesday: Mid-Week Ramblings—Noticing Spring

Wednesday, March 18th, 2009 in Uncategorized

I originally wrote and posted this article over at, Eco Childs Play, I would to share it here also! The signs of Spring are slowly beginning to show themselves where I live and we are ecstatic! Enjoying the outdoors and investigating the signs of spring is the perfect “unstructured nature play” activity to do as […]

old ideas

Tuesday, January 27th, 2009 in Uncategorized

Main categories Family Activities Holidays Food Healthy Kids Sharon Sharon Vanessa Vanessa Indoor Halloween baby food Dentists Outdoor Thanksgiving easy dinner Exercise Family Night Christmas cooking w/kids Vitamins Crafts New Years school lunches Resources Family reunions Valentine’s Day after school snacks Sick kids Free Activities Easter healthy eaters Doctors Fun place to go Fourth of […]

Thursday: The Importance of the Arts—Free Art Project

Thursday, January 22nd, 2009 in Thursday: The Importance of the Arts, Uncategorized

I love having art projects where it was FREE, in other words I did not have to buy anything extra to have fun. We made homemade glue by mixing 1 cup of flour, 1/3 cup of sugar, 1 1/2 cups of water (you might need more or less) and 1 tsp of vinegar. Then we […]