Mental Chew

When I found out I was pregnant with my son in 2006, my whole view on what I was eating completely shifted. Thus began our journey to start our own garden. I am a mom who is striving to do the best for my kids and this is a record of my gardening...

Val is a winner of Top 25 Family Blogs

My Favorite Family Activity

Camping. It is time where household tasks and work cannot exist. Just us. Just memories.

How Blogging Changed My Family Life

I am more intentional about capturing moments and finding time to be reflective about the silver linings that happen within our crazy days. In addition, I have become more intentional and experimental with my gardening.

A Unique Feature of My Blog

Gardening and family island-style.

What are your top 3 flicks for a family night (please indicate the minimum age for each movie)?

Val Curtis

Mary Poppins, Finding Nemo and The Aristocats. All great for 2+. With Finding Nemo, we start at the EAC and that avoids the super scary parts.
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What are your three favorite picture books for children? (please specify the age range)

Val Curtis

"The Chicken Chasing Queen of Lamar County" has wonderful illustrations and the language is like a cool glass of lemonade on a hot summer day. Fabulous rhythm. "Skippy Jon Jones" is just too much fun to read. Get ready to laugh your way through the silly chihuahua's adventure. "The Pout Pout Fish" is about turnIng the grumps around. All you need is a little love.
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