Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) is becoming more and more popular as a way to eat healthy, save money, and support local farms. CSAs are a great option for families to try, and this blog explains more about what CSAs are and why you may want to join one.
Every culture has parties and celebrations of some sort. American culture has many of these, most with a focus on a specific holiday, event or season. But we also have a little something called the “Block Party”. A neighborly get-together and food-fest that usually coincides with absolutely nothing at all, except everyone’s desire to share food and fun.
With the world feeling smaller and smaller every day, we can all benefit from opportunities for cultural exchange. Not all of us can afford to jet set around and see different countries first hand, though. However, there are some ways that we can experience some of the cultural exchange that traveling can bring without the money and inconvenience of travelling!
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The summer can be a fun time for the family to spend time together. With the kids out of school and the long days, it is the perfect opportunity to play outside together. However, it is important to mix it up. While the beach and the playground are fun, there are other ways you can enjoy the outdoors with kids as well. Here are a couple ideas:
Rushing around—throwing toys into baskets, tossing coats on hooks, hurriedly moving dishes from the sink to the dishwasher—all while listening for the resounding ring of the doorbell signaling your impending guests’ arrival. Does this sound familiar? This is a common scene in our house as either my husband or I will inevitably invite someone over last minute and rush home before they arrive to pick up whatever messes have been created.
Eating out is fun and social, but can get expensive if enjoyed on a regular basis. I like to keep my eye out for inexpensive but tasty options and then share the find with others, especially those who may need to budget carefully (such as students and au pairs).
In the past two months there has been a discussion opening up amongst my circle of friends concerning what it looks like to live within community and what it means to be rooted in your neighborhood. Throughout this dialogue I have become more aware of where my family lives and what it would mean for us to become more involved with the people and community that we reside near.