Great Gift for New Parents

In my opinion, memories are life’s most precious items, and none are more precious than those we create with our children. This lovely little journal, it’s about the size of a 1/4-pieceRead More…


Money Saving Tip: Stock up at Fundraisers

Children’s activities can really add up when you live in a town where the going rate for a 1-hour piano lesson is $60 and a season of soccer can be as muchRead More…


Finding the Joy in Cleaning

Let’s just say that housekeeping is NOT my forte. My house is efficient and well-organized so I never feel as though my less-than-perfect-tidiness is to my detriment, however,  there are always artRead More…


Camping with Kids

I LOVE camping: sleeping outside, eating outside, just being OUTSIDE for an extended period of time is incredibly relaxing for me.  I always say that 24-hours of camping is like 1-week vacationRead More…


California Art Contest for Children

This combines so many of our interests here at Ember living: children, creativity, and outdoor space. This contest is open to children 4 to 18 and is about the value of openRead More…


Recipe: Chia Pudding

Easy, yummy, great staple to have in the fridge.  The texture is kind of like tapioca pudding and my kiddo has adored it ever since she could eat.  It has about 100Read More…


Breastfeeding in Public in the USA

Hallelujah! Now that Virginia just passed legislation protecting mothers’ rights to breastfeed in public, women in most of America can breastfeed in public without issue.  The only states that don’t fully protectRead More…


Video inspiration: 3-year-old Taekwondo student

If you need a pick-me-up to put a smile on your face and some juice in your tank, check out this little martial arts cutie.  https://www.facebook.com/MixedMartialArts/videos/10153170066544789/


Great Video Pick for Kids: Saludos Amigos and Three Caballeros

When I was growing up the Donald Duck focused movie the “Three Caballeros” was a staple in my house.  My mother had recorded it off the TV, and my siblings and IRead More…