• A Comprehensive Guide for Keeping Backyard Chickens

    Dena May 18, 2020

    Hello, friends! Backyard chicken keeping seems to be exploding in popularity lately and I love it. It’s so wonderful to see people connecting to the origins of their food. There are many ways to get connected to our food–from keeping a garden, to sustainable hunting…

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  • Simplifying a Kids Bedroom: The Before

    Dena May 11, 2020

    Many years ago as I prepared to become a mother, I had a list of lofty ideals about the kind of mother I would be. In my mid-twenties, I adopted a minimalist lifestyle and I wished to incorporate those ideals in motherhood. I fell in…

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  • Welcome May + a Newsletter Invitation

    Dena May 9, 2020

    Below is a transcription of my most recent newsletter sent last week. I am including it here along with an invitation for you to subscribe. Dear Friend, Not long after I sent my last letter here, everything started to change. In that message, I shared…

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  • Celebrating a Child’s Birthday During Lockdown

    Dena April 30, 2020

    If you can believe it, next week is my sweet little Roman’s 7th birthday! We lucked out with Marina’s birthday and celebrated just before the lockdown began. However, Roman’s birthday will fall during our 7th week of lockdown and we won’t be able to celebrate…

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  • Our Daily Homeschool Rhythm During Lockdown

    Dena April 22, 2020

    Hello, friends! Happy Earth Day! We are presently smack in the middle of week 6 of pandemic homeschooling. It’s definitely taken a bit, but I’ve finally found a rhythm that feels good for us. I know that many parents are still struggling to find that…

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  • Free Earth Day Printable

    Dena April 21, 2020

    Tomorrow is Earth Day! I made this sweet little free printable for all of us who will be homeschooling our littles tomorrow. 🌿🌎❤️ Click here to subscribe to our emails & receive your free printable.

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  • Simple Steps for a Detox During Lockdown

    Dena April 20, 2020

    Hello, friends! I hope that you are holding up okay. Here we are starting week six of lockdown. It’s almost unthinkable, but we are all struggling with negative thoughts, confusion and anxiety together. Each time I have this conversation, I come around to the same…

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  • Homemade Pasta

    Dena April 14, 2020

    A Short Tale of Pasta and Self-Made Pasta Spaghetti, macaroni, alfredo, tortellini, lasagna, tagliatelle, penne – do any of these titles ring a bell to you? If they do, then you’re probably a pasta lover much like myself. You simply can’t go wrong with pasta.…

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  • Bringin’ Home a Baby Honey Bee…

    Dena April 8, 2020

    Over the weekend, another one of our long-time dreams came true: We got honey bees! J. and I have both been dreaming of having honey bee hives for years and years. A long time ago when we both realized it was something that we wanted,…

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