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Blue Moon Friday And Other Things I Loved In August

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Blue Moons, Green Cheese . . .

Pigs flying and squatty potty’s please! Welcome to this edition of “Things I Love” – a post in which I shamelessly foist photos of my adorable kids on you along with links to posts I wish I’d written myself. Now, in the spirit of this special day . . .

WAIT, you didn’t know it was a special day? Okay, let’s back up.

Once upon a time in mediavel sixteenth-century England there was this guy – ahem – I mean there was this lord who wrote that:

“If they say the moon is blue,
We must believe that it is true.”

Absurd, yes? Well, the idea that the moon could ever turn blue – which was considered about as likely as pigs flying – caught on. Soon people were imagining the moon was doing all kinds of crazy things, like turning into green cheese.

And Then It Happened

A real blue moon, lavender suns and nighttime clouds that glowed like the eyes of a cat. Krakatoa’s eruption redefined impossible as ash blanketed the sky above every continent.

These days, “once in a blue moon” refers to rare events like these and/or the rise of a full moon twice in one month – and today just so happens to be just such a day! Let’s celebrate by sharing the things that delighted, surprised, and made us go “huh!” this month, okay? I’ll go first!

Things That Made Me Smile In August

  • Hearing Katie say “Mama, this tastes like it has soy in it” if she doesn’t want to eat something. She has no idea what [unfermented] soy is, but she mama does not approve!
  • Singing “squatty potty” to myself as I read up on the health hazards of toilets
  • A pear tree, some heavy-duty jiggling, and my two littles scrambling under the branches like they’re Easter egg hunting
  • These 6 tips for healthier coffee drinking – for days when I look like this (scroll halfway down the page to see!)
  • Standing ankle deep in sable-colored mud, teaching Katie to gather watercress. Remembering when my mama taught me.
  • The way Micah tenderly pats my heart and ask for “mulk” while, ummm, insisting on wearing glasses that make him look like the Terminator

Recipes I Can’t Wait To Try

Articles That Made Me Go “Huh!”

And A Few Other Things . . .

  • Like watching Micah inhale a quarter of a stick of butter for lunch (hello Vitamin K2!)
  • Hearing myself say “Babe, I’m too busy to wash my hair, put makeup on and change out of my pajamas to go get my license renewed. I’m working on a book about beauty!” Speaking of, have you seen this whipped body butter recipe from Holistic Kid? Must. try. soon!
  • This post from Daddypotamus, and the comments that came after (I love you guys!)
  • And of course, these moments ♥

What made you smile in August?




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22 Responses to Blue Moon Friday And Other Things I Loved In August

  1. jenna @kidappeal says:

    oh how i wish i wasn’t busy writing and editing two manuscripts right now because then i could read every word you’ve ever written. you inspire me mama, so does your beautiful photography.

  2. Monica says:

    My 3-month old baby girl learning to laugh, and us discovering that she is ticklish EVERYwhere!

  3. Emily Brown says:

    AWESOME photos of your cute kids!!!

  4. Lori Langone says:

    I love your photo of Katiepotamus sitting under umbrella, with her feet in a bucket.

  5. Amy says:

    Are you off the gaps diet? Just wondering how long your journey was and how you knew you were ready to move on?? I’m just starting it and realized I have some bad reactions to gluten, but hope to be able to eat it again. Even if it takes a couple years!!

    • Amy says:

      I forgot to ask if you did the intro at all. I’m still nursing my 2 year old and not very often, but I don’t want to detox and hurt her. I wonder if I will be able to completely heal if I don’t do it.

      • Heather says:

        I did a modified form of intro to support my husband in his efforts, but because I was nursing a young baby I ate a lot of “illegal” stuff in the garage while Daddypotamus wasn’t looking. It was all full-GAPS legal, of course, I just didn’t want to make intro harder on him :) If it were me I’d ask a GAPS practitioner what they thought about intro while nursing a toddler – they might recommend something middle of the road, too, like lots of healing soups incorporated with other full-GAPS foods.

    • Heather says:

      Oy, I need to write an update! Yes, we’ve transitioned off GAPS but I haven’t reintroduced much wheat yet because I’m waiting for a particular kind (einkorn) to be in stock at my fave online store. Thanks for reminding me that I need to write an update!

      • Angela says:

        Hi Heather, I was just wondering how you all did with the einkorn wheat? I’m placing an order for some flour to make the sourdough bread and am wondering how it settled with you post-GAPS.

  6. Jennifer V says:

    Your blog just made me smile! LOVE the picture of your girl in the rain with her feet in a bucket. Also, my 6 month old girl’s messy eating approach, and my 5 year old girl telling me “I don’t have time for romance!”

  7. Jennifer @ 20 something allergies and counting...down says:

    LOVE the pics of the kiddopotamuses! They are so stinkin cute!!

  8. Susie says:

    I don’t think I’ve ever enjoyed a blog post so much as this, but then I’m new to your site, and no longer have little kids even. Thanks for all the great August memories and links! And those pictures! Every bit of it was wowpotamus!

    • Heather says:

      Awww, thank you Susie! I’m a terrible scrapbooker so subjecting you guys to one sappy mom post a month is how I manage to remember things- so glad it’s not too boring!

  9. Kirsten V says:

    This post made me smile. :) Also, my firstborn’s third birthday, nursing my toddler to sleep, nursing my baby to sleep, my baby’s first giggles, a visit from my mom, and on and on. And may I just say I wish we were neighbors? Our kids would have a blast together (and I’m sure we would too;) )!

    • Heather says:

      Me too, Kirsten! You know my offer still stands when you’re up for traveling :) Thank you for sharing the best of your month with us!

  10. Henriette says:

    Lovely post
    It made me cry and smile that I turned 40 and that my sweet baby turned 18
    you can see her here (bottom of post 😉 she loves her butter

  11. Sara says:

    Love the pictures Heather! You kids make me smile too:)

  12. Barbara Alger says:

    Loved this post Heather! The pics are fabulous! My favorite is Katie with the umbrella as well. Love my grandbabies!

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