Wednesday, October 31, 2012


One of the things we work on are map skills.  Not me though, I already know it all.

Last year the kids learned the United States.  Gabe (then PK) would trace the outline of our country and try to identify Ohio, while Madeline (then 5th grade) could outline the US and label each state.

This year we are working outside our country and one of my goals is for the younger ones to be able to identify each continent and place it (somewhat) appropriately on a sheet of paper.  Above, you will find Lauren's current rendition.  Not too shabby for 2nd grade.

My best investment was to hang a world and US map on a wall near our kitchen.  Whenever a country or place is mentioned, I have the kids run and find it on the map.  They now tell me, from memory, where places are located without even referring to the map.  And I am trying my best to learn along with them!

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Happy (Or Not So?) 2 Year Anniversary

The kids wanted to snap a picture of our "food" today on the 2 year anniversary.  Yuuuuuuck.
For more on the story, click here. 

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

"And the little child shall lead them."

Tuesday, October 16, 2012


In an effort to de-clutter, simplify and add back a few minutes (or hours) to my life each week, I have spent some time unsubscribe-ing (I'm pretty sure that's not a word) from numerous emails in my inbox:

Gap?   You always have a sale.  I'm good. 
Banana Republic?   See above.
Shutterfly?   Finally acquiesced, I'm not going to become a scrapbooker.
Green Smoothie Girl?   I think I got the gist.
Home Depot?   How did that happen??
Vitacost?   I'll call you, don't call me.
Nordstrom?   Ok, this one was actually hard.
Groupon?   I already have 10 I haven't used   I already know I'm "over budget" on groceries for the week...
USA Triathlon?   Bwhahahahahaha.  That. is. hilarious.
My Habit?   That's exactly what I'm afraid of.

My inbox is smiling.

Friday, October 12, 2012


I'm pretty sure I've posted about one of GLLAM's favorite lunches but we made fresh bread yesterday and it was too good not to make and share again.

Here's the version sans bread.  If you have freshly picked, organic, ripe don't even need dressing!

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

A Mother & Daughter's Food Journey

To read Madeline's latest article in Edible Columbus magazine, click here.