——-Our Moments——-
A Sunday Ritual. A single photo capturing a moment from the week. A moment we would like to appreciate and remember.

(Red clover sun tea infusions)

——-Our Moments——-

A Sunday Ritual. A single photo capturing a moment from the week. A moment we would like to appreciate and remember.

(Red clover sun tea infusions)


Daily Rituals—

Daily Rituals—

(via balithespaz)


"Fully and completely accept our kids - accept them as they are now, not just when they are doing what we want them to do."  -Matzen
 
Also known as Bossy Toddler days.

"Fully and completely accept our kids - accept them as they are now, not just when they are doing what we want them to do."  -Matzen

 

Also known as Bossy Toddler days.


Happy Third Birthday!
(Vegan Red Velvet and Very Vanilla cake from a local Veg Bakery)

Happy Third Birthday!

(Vegan Red Velvet and Very Vanilla cake from a local Veg Bakery)


—Grounded Mondays—

We finally got around to creating a daily/weekly rhythm for our Son. (Before this rhythm or schedule we kind of just floated through the day—every day was different and I was struggling to manage my time properly.  Being a Grad student—this time management piece is really important). So after reading a few books about homeschooling and about family rhythms, I decided to make some changes.  

Now, every weekday corresponds with a different energy and has a different quality and set of activities associated with it. His rhythm for Mondays includes many grounding and/or rooting activities.  Mondays are about calmly easing into the week.  Mondays are about creative activities that mostly take place on the ground.  **We’ve already been living a more floor-centered lifestyle for many years now—eliminating most furniture and opting instead to sit on floor mats whenever possible for health reasons** Mondays are about feeling soil between your toes and walking around barefoot (well, everyday is like that).  Mondays are about patience-building activities—doing things that take time and are considered “slow-paced”.

This Monday we started off by teaching/revisiting some kid-friendly postures—Half Lotus (which he loves and always sits in); Downward Dog; a few standing forward bends and Horse Stance.  Kids really love yoga and no matter how young (and how short their attention spans) they get so many benefits from it.  Then, we transitioned into snacks and some slow-paced Watercolor painting, which he really got into. 

Today, we also ended the morning with a discussion on the importance of patience.  We briefly spoke about how we can not always get what we want as soon as we want it.  This concept seems difficult for a 3 year old to grasp, but he seems to have gotten the basics (or at least he can repeat the basics).

The afternoon started with our Son helping to prepare his own lunch (literally standing on a stool—with apron on—and helping with the non-dangerous tasks) and then enjoying the fruits of his labor.  After he ate every last morsel he said, “I’m a good cooker, Mama”.

I really enjoy setting a rhythm for him and I find that It makes me and him less stressed when there is that consistency. Looking forward to tomorrow.

-G


                                              ——-Our Moments——-
A Sunday Ritual. A single photo capturing a moment from the week. A moment we would like to appreciate and remember.

                                              ——-Our Moments——-

A Sunday Ritual. A single photo capturing a moment from the week. A moment we would like to appreciate and remember.


I love our Saturday rituals. 

We wake up. Ease into the day. Make our way to the Farmer’s market to chat with vendors, learn, shop and eat delicious Raw Vegan food.

We then return to our home, vibrating with all of the good vibes and energies.

Then we do it all over again next Saturday.

This week (and for the past few weeks) we have been hooked on the Raw Vegan Ice cream

Sole ingredients: Organic Cashews. Coconut Water. Raw Agave nectar. Vanilla bean. Coconut meat…blended to smooth, creamy perfection.

And the Raw Vegan Banana Tiramisu

Sole ingredients: Organic Banana. Organic Cacao. Organic Cashews. Coconut Water. Coconut meat. Vanilla bean. Agave nectar. Blueberries and Strawberries.

No Animal products, fillers, fake food or all around nasty stuff.

Not only did we eat tons of good fats, proteins and gave ourselves a mineral boost, but it was delicious! We ate dessert for dinner and loved it!




Today we decided to do what we do almost every weekend/several times a week—relax in  the sun, preferably near a body of water. Our relaxation spot was this really nice state park in the Florida Keys. There were not a lot of people (just one other family in our area) but there was so much wildlife!  We even had the pleasure of swimming next to a 4 foot-diameter stingray!  It is so nice to experience an uncrowded beach with plenty of animals and almost no noise pollution from planes or boats. Check out the photos of our 3 year old son snorkeling with his Dad.  He’s becoming such a natural swimmer.


Introductions are definitely in order! At the top you see the Mama of the bunch.  I’m an avid backyard gardener, wife, graduate student and small business owner. 

Next up, is my Husband—Artist, educator, and all-around-domestic-God. He literally can learn how to do anything in an hour or so.

Finally, our energetic preschooler who keeps ups on our toes.  He’s a Vegan baby who eats whole foods and a lot of raw veggies so he’s extra vibrant and doesn’t stop moving until the sun sets..and beyond.


Welcome to our blog Sun Gazing Three about the musings, comings and goings and random thought/sharings of a young Black family living in Southeastern US. This blog is meant as an outlet for us and a way to document our family life in a creative way.  The opinions expressed are not meant to offend anyone—though they might and that is okay.  We hope that our experiences and opinions might help others to open their minds and analyze their lifestyle choices.  We hope you enjoy!

Welcome to our blog Sun Gazing Three about the musings, comings and goings and random thought/sharings of a young Black family living in Southeastern US. This blog is meant as an outlet for us and a way to document our family life in a creative way.  The opinions expressed are not meant to offend anyone—though they might and that is okay.  We hope that our experiences and opinions might help others to open their minds and analyze their lifestyle choices.  We hope you enjoy!