Saturday, June 29, 2013

Everyday in the Waldorf Kindergarten

This is such a sweet book. Children who go to a Waldorf school will love it (like mine do!) and it would be equally wonderful to familiarize a child who will be new to Waldorf before he goes to school. Here are some of our favorite parts:







*I believe they are only available on the Bella Luna Toys website, which is where we purchased our copy.

Sweet Book for Summer Solstice and All Summer



"Sun Bread" by Elisa Kleven

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Santa Barbara Botanic Garden

There is something about being under big trees and around water, flowers, lizards and squirrels. Although I prefer "wild" nature to the more groomed variety, I still love the Botanical Gardens.





Dr. Mom

There are a couple of indispensable books in our home right now:

Smart Medicine for a Healthier Child is the first thing I turn to when one of my girls gets sick. I love how I can look up the illness and see the detailed description (to make sure I've made the correct diagnosis!), the conventional treatment, herbal treatment, homeopathic treatment, dietary guidelines, nutritional supplements, acupressure, and general recommendations. For many, preventative measures are also listed. If you only buy one book for your family, this is it.



To supplement SMFAHC, we have "Compresses and Other Therapeutic Applications" by Monika Fingado, which lists in detail how to apply compresses. I have found this invaluable in bringing down high fevers, and it is for adults as well as children.





Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Sweet Bohemian Baby

More fabulous finds on etsy:

Newborn quilt by Peace Love and Quilts:



Bamboo baby wipes by Gnome Clothes:



Organic velour baby blanket: by Maple Sugar Designs:



Pants by Sunshine Salad:



Elephant pants by 3 Moss Flowers:



Changing pad and burp cloth by Stickelberry:






Friday, June 7, 2013

Blueberries!

If you take the 101 north, just past the tunnel you will see a big sign with the words, "BLUEBERRIES" painted on it. It takes about half an hour to get there from SB, but it is very worth the drive.



We go picking every year, at least once and usually with the other mamatotos.



They open at 10am and it is pretty key to get there as early as possible, because it gets HOT. It's really sweet at the farm. They have little nostalgic metal pails for everyone to use while picking, and have some adorable farm animals on site to visit with.



We finish off each day by reading "Blueberries for Sal" and making a pie, topped with coconut cream.

Here are some of the "Little Sals" trying to sneak blueberries out of Ryan's pail:

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Mobiles

Here are a few of my favorite mobiles for Baby on etsy right now:

By Mama Earth Creations and Dancing Seed Mobiles:




By Butterfly Cove and Magic Wool: