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Lisa Valinsky
Connecticut
Wife + mom. Living the simple life.
Interests: simple living, farmers' markets, gardening, vegetarian food, cooking, reading, hiking, walking, family
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Toggle Commented Nov 7, 2016 on 10 Ways To Plan for a Cozy Winter at LISA VALINSKY
Aww. I didnt know that youre originally from New England. I could see how catching a snowfall must be so lovely for you. And the driving and shoveling the car out - the worst! But yes, trying to stay positive. :)
Toggle Commented Nov 3, 2016 on 10 Ways To Plan for a Cozy Winter at LISA VALINSKY
Yes, I definitely miss summer and being able to just head outside without having to bundle up first. But yes to hot coffee and tea!
Toggle Commented Nov 3, 2016 on 10 Ways To Plan for a Cozy Winter at LISA VALINSKY
Yay another Elizabeth Mitchell fan! Also, the dreariness is rough. When we lived in Vermomt the sky was grey nearly all winter. Its part of why we ended up moving from there. :/
Toggle Commented Nov 2, 2016 on 10 Ways To Plan for a Cozy Winter at LISA VALINSKY
Thats how I feel. Id rather get up once or twice a night than deal with sleep training, for sure. I also feel like some kids are just really good sleepers, like you said. Just like adults. One mom I know has a kid who was up several times a night for the first two years, and now as a six year old shes a very heavy sleeper. Maybe well have that too! :)
That is great advice! Even now after having a year of experience I find it hard to read parenting books and websites because they tend to cloud my thoughts and ideals. And yes yes yes - every baby is unique, so no one else has raised them before. I love that perspective.
I wish everyone who wanted to make that choice could too. Thank you for sharing your thoughts and your story. :)
Thanks Megan. :) It's really interesting, and you're right that there's pressure and guilt and judgement no matter what we do (and kind of with anything in parenting, ha!).
I love that you shared that message with your friend. Its so important and so hard to do. And thank you! 3
This is so sweet and wonderful. Thank you. Yes, we made a conscious effort to make this work out for us at least until our daughter is old enough for nursery school (we hope!). I am so happy to be home for now, and know I can always go back to work when the time comes. xo Lisa
Thank you! And I totally understand...I would have such a hard time doing daycare drop offs, even now. :)
Yay for unconventional diaper bags! I love your idea. So easy and inexpensive. :) Happy weekend! Lisa Valinsky //blog //instagram //pinterest
Toggle Commented Oct 22, 2016 on How to Simplify Your Diaper Bag at LISA VALINSKY
Thanks Ashley! Yeah, I can get a little Type A about my routines sometimes. Silly, but true. Glad to hear youve figured out a better time to get your walks in! Have a great weekend! :)
Ooh yes. Love stuff like that. Good food and a good deal!
I'll add you to the list, and I'm making a note to include dishes with beans and lentils. :)
Thanks Rachel! In the planning stages now and hoping to launch it by the beginning of September!
I cant detect a beet flavor. Id recommend getting the beets to a puree, and using a cup of chocolate chips. Let me know if you try them!
Thank you so much! Im glad you enjoy it.
It is. Connecticut has many farms and many beautiful places.
Toggle Commented Jul 15, 2016 on Checking Out Sport Hill Farm at LISA VALINSKY
Yay! Enjoy it! And hope you are doing well!
Toggle Commented Jul 10, 2016 on Asparagus + Spring Garlic Frittata at LISA VALINSKY
That is wonderful news! :) Lisa Valinsky Growing + cooking + eating local food. BLOG|INSTAGRAM|EMAIL Get your free copy of8 Seasonal Recipes for Busy Parents!
Its so disheartening that you had a hard time with it. Hopefully conditions will improve as time goes on.
Thats part of what I love about the book -- Jen didnt wean her oldest until she was four years old! She definitely showed me that extended breastfeeding may mor be the norm, but it was very much so for most of history.
Aw, thanks so much! Yes, I think leading by example and teaching them from a young age are the best things we can do. :) Lisa Valinsky Growing + cooking + eating local food. BLOG|INSTAGRAM|EMAIL Get your free copy of8 Seasonal Recipes for Busy Parents!
Oh cool! I was skeptical too, especially with the vinegar. Id tried apple cider vinegar concoctions to try to treat colds and sore throats and found them not very appealing. But I think the addition of fruit and sugar (ha, of course with sugar, yum), it made it pretty tasty! Its so fun to experiment in the kitchen. Id love to try a shrub with some basil from our garden to see what that flavor is like too.
Toggle Commented Jun 23, 2016 on Rhubarb Shrub Syrup at LISA VALINSKY