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Fun in the Sun: Playing in the Dirt with your Kids

My kids are pretty picky eaters. They weren’t always that way though. There was a time when Ottergirl was a toddler, that she and Rocketboy would get into the garden and eat all my tomatoes before I could even harvest them. It’d become a backyard tradition for them: go out to play, snack on some fresh…

Be the Calm Mom: 5 Tips to Help De-stress

“Motherhood is not a hobby. It is a calling. It is not something we do if we can squeeze the time in. It is what God has given you time for.” -Neil Anderson Sometimes life for a can feel like a constant stream of requests and demands, non-stop mommy-taxi service, errands, “have-to-do’s” and appointments. It’s…

First Aid for Moms: Stop the Comparison Game

Some days make it harder to be a mom than others.  Yesterday, Memorial Day, was one of those days.  We were visiting my parents and my sweet little Fixergirl had an accident at the neighborhood pool and managed to bonk her chin on the side while jumping in, requiring her fourth set of stitches or…

Calling it Done!

Just a quick note to those of you expecting to see a Chickadee Deal post… I’ve decided I’m going to post those solely on the Chickadee Nest’s Facebook page, for a trial period. Depending on how it goes, I may decide to move it back here to the blog, or not. I really love helping…

Topics: Education

How Does Your Garden Grow?

I’ve planted tomatoes every spring for as long as I can remember.  There’s just something wonderful about that bright deep red color you get when you slice into a home-grown tomato.  And the sweetness… it’s something the grocery store doesn’t even come close to matching.   I even love the scent of a tomato plant.  You…

Topics: Gardening

Thank You and Awards

June will mark six months the Chickadee Nest has been in existence as a blog, and I can’t even begin to tell you how great these first six months have been!  I just wanted to write a quick note to tell you all how much I appreciate your support, your comments, your shares, links, and pins!   It…

Topics: Award, Education

A Mother’s Love

One week from tomorrow, I’ll have been a Mom for 13 years.  13 whole years.  My sweet little Rocketboy is now a huge kid taller than me, who wears size 14 shoes.  Sometimes it seems like I can still picture so clearly, the earnest little blonde toddler lining up his Hot Wheel cars in “parking…

Chickadee Deals 5/6-5/12

Happy Tuesday!   How are things in your neck of the woods?  It’s summer here, already!  Seems we jumped straight from winter (snow in April!) to summer (high of 85 today!) The kids are feeling it too, we’ve got two more weeks left of school to do, and they’ve more than made it clear that they’d…

Topics: Bargains