Apple and caterpillar.
Parenting

Meal Charts for School

I find that planning a weekday meal schedule helps my kids stay on track with fewer morning fights about breakfast. It also keeps me from packing the same thing every single day for their lunches. Maybe you'll find these free PDF downloads useful too! Enjoy. Use the links below to download the version you want!… Continue reading Meal Charts for School

Candle
Blog, Parenting

Refocusing and introspection.

Recent life events have left me feeling many things - mostly grief over the death of my younger brother, who faced alcohol addiction and mental health issues for many years and passed away in June at the age of 33. This loss has definitely triggered an introspective look, thinking about humanity, life, and how to… Continue reading Refocusing and introspection.

Mother's Day Postcard of bird nest
Art, Blog, Parenting

May and Mother’s Day!

I'm thrilled to have recently printed my 5th and 6th postcards of the year in my Patreon Postcard series project. With that 6th card I'm now half way through the year's production goal of 12 cards! My May Mother's Day themed postcard is now available on Etsy, as is the June Father's Day postcard. It's… Continue reading May and Mother’s Day!

Naming - Part 1
Art, Blog, Parenting

Naming – #ThePlumGrove

I'm ready for action! Let's get this art adventure started. First, thoughts on picking a name. Escapades in Naming Naming, Step One: Finding a niche and brainstorming concepts: What defines the idea/product/business? What's the unique value proposition in terms of how people relate to other things already well known? I brainstormed - gardening, urban horticulture, city farmer,… Continue reading Naming – #ThePlumGrove

Kristin - The Plum Grove
Art, Blog, Parenting

A Time for New Beginnings

After 11 years working at a nonprofit I care about deeply, from starting fresh out of college in 2005, through more than a decade of projects, training, personal growth, and professional achievement, the time has come for me to leave that which is deeply familiar to me, and move on to new endeavors - focusing… Continue reading A Time for New Beginnings

Thanksgiving Traditional Stuffing
Cooking, Parenting

Thanksgiving Stuffing Recipe

My Mother's Old Fashioned Stuffing Recipe - I have very fond memories growing up of thanksgiving morning together in the kitchen with my mother, father, and brother, each with a task related to this recipe. Usually my dad would be cutting the onions, I would be cutting the celery, my brother would be slicing up the… Continue reading Thanksgiving Stuffing Recipe