The laundry will never be completely done. Deciding what is for dinner is a thankless task. Someone will always need to pee when you are half way home in peak […]
It doesn’t make for a best selling parenting book, and of course no one told you about it before you had kids, but here’s the brutal truth… As a parent, […]
In the last few days we’ve been talking about the power of words and how you use them. Sometimes we use our words wisely, sometimes we don’. We’ve come up […]
There was yelling and screaming and crying, and afterwards, a heaviness that weighed us all down. It reared it’s head again in the morning. Despite me swearing it would be […]
I can never decide if it is better for all four kids to be sick at once, or for them to get it one after the other? For the last […]
A few years back it was all the rage in parenting circles to puree the heck out of veggies and hide them in more ‘kid friendly food’. Someone made a […]
“I want to play a puzzle” he announced. “Ok” I said… “but pack up the playdough first.” He rolled his eyes and huffed and puffed (he might be only three […]
The other day I wrote about letting my kids simply feel whatever they feel. As a parent I am working not squashing my kid’s big, difficult or negative feelings. I […]
She’s wavering on the pet snake idea… Now she is thinking of getting a dog when she is fifteen. I am learning to be a lot more cautious about what […]
He’s raging over what seems to be such an insignificant thing. She is being surly and selfish and rude. I want to tell them to simply stop… stop being so […]
He’s learning to read. I never realised how empowering that was till I watched my kids do it. What have your kids done that has surprised, amazed or delighted you?
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Hi, I'm Kate.
Once I was a preschool teacher...
kids, an overgrown veggie
garden, a messy
kitchen, and an obsession with printables,
all on ten acres of weeds!
That's life on the Pickle Farm.
Over the past few months I have been trying to perfect my baked pancake recipe. I wanted it to be thick and fluffy, and cooked all the way through without […]
Ever since we set up our baker’s shop to sell our five current buns, playing shop has been big business around here. It makes me smile to see the three […]
Noah is both fascinated with, and petrified by insects at the moment. The big kids are always digging up worms, or hunting for witchetty grubs, or finding some other creepy […]
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