Happy Healthy Homestead

Homemade Applesauce

This past October we went apple picking at a you-pick orchard about an hour from our house near Half Moon Bay. I heard that Fuji, Gala, and Honeycrisp tend to make the best applesauce so

Journaling

Keeping a journal is less common these days in the world of technology, social media, and little time. For me, I use a mix of old fashion journaling and online journaling. In some ways my

Book Review: 10 mindful minutes

I recently read ‘10 Mindful Minutes: Giving Our Children–and Ourselves–the Social and Emotional Skills to Reduce Stress and Anxiety for Healthier, Happy Lives‘ by Goldie Hawn Favorite Quotes: “Children are like wet cement. Whatever falls

Book Review: Better than Before

This month I read ‘Better than Before’ by Gretchen Rubin Favorite Quotes: “Habits are the invisible architecture of daily life. We repeat about 40% of our behavior almost daily, so our habits shape our existence,

Book Review: No Drama-Discipline

This month I read No Drama-Discipline Favorite Quotes: “Whether we are playing with them, talking with them, laughing with them, or yes, disciplining them, we want them to experience at a deep level the full

Book Review: Life Giving Home

One of my personal goals is to read 1 book per month related to homesteading, health/wellness, or family/parenting. I always take notes from the books that I read because it helps me to retain the