Strength and Grace

What’s amazing about having a blog that has been around for more than a decade is that I can quickly click through the posts to see my daughter growing up. From the moment she was born to this day, I am filled with gratitude and pride in her good health, strength, skills, and grace. I…

Girl Power

Two winters ago, my then-9-year-old daughter asked her dad to help her in a big project. She had done electronics in the past, but this was the first time she came up with something to build it into. First they had to make the circuit. It’s a simple circuit, only meant to light up LEDs…

How to Make Homemade Pasta

My daughter has been making homemade pasta with her Dad for as long as she remembers. Preparing meals is a family activity in our home. It’s so gratifying to see my 10-year-old daughter competently handling knives and the stove, while conversing about our family’s health philosophy (in between silly stuff). We stopped eating wheat for…

Vitamin C Spray for Sun Protection

It was early summer, and we invited a bunch of kids from my daughter’s 2nd grade class for an outdoor playdate. Two of the girls who showed up were very fair-skinned and their parents slathered them with sunscreen just before they left the girls to spend the day with my daughter. By mid-afternoon when the…

Build a Hulda Clark Zapper

My daughter learned how to build a Hulda Clark Zapper using a no-solder breadboard kit when she was 7 years old. The Hulda Clark Zapper has been such an indispensable part of our life. My husband and I have been zapping since 1997. Our daughter doesn’t know life without it. Even our pets get the…

Read

One of the most rewarding parts of my day is reading to my daughter at bedtime. I’ve been reading to her from the moment she was born. When she was a baby, the sound of my voice soothed her as I read her short poems and sang her songs. When she was a toddler exploring…