Come and visit me on Facebook and Twitter

I’ll be back with two new posts on my picks for your baby registry  and current favorites in children’s literature soon, but if you miss me, come over to my Facebook page ( or find me on Twitter (@playeatlove) where thought-provoking conversation ensues. You’ll find articles to stimulate your mind, book recommendations for you and your children, and discussions about simplifying your life, letting your children explore their creative selves, slowing down, eating well, and reveling in each moment.  Hope to see you there!


It’s Cold & Flu Season … Salt Room/Halotheraphy, Anyone?

Two kids and one darling husband down with their first colds of the season.  As the last woman standing in the house that sick built, what’s a girl to do?  If you are anything like me, you’re alarmed by the constant recalls and changes in dosage and age guidelines on children’s cough and cold medicines.  I found myself standing in the aisle of Rite Aid yesterday pawing through boxes of cough suppressants in a desperate search for a “natural” option.  Nothing I found satisfied me, so I came home empty-handed.  My go-to solution for coughing is honey.  A spoonful or two of honey before bedtime.  My kids are jubilant, of course, and I see results.  The thing is, I don’t want to suppress the cough because I know it serves a purpose; I just want to help my children get a good night’s sleep.