Posts by Kerry Ingram

Apple Secrets in September

The light is golden and the shadows are a bit longer, welcome September! This time of year I feel particularly connected to nature and my own back yard. Mason jars are being filled, pickles fermenting and warmer layers coming out of storage bins. Each year I try to bring an experience of autumn to my…

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Community Supported Postpartum

If you are a parent you already know that all the cute onesies given to you at your baby shower/birth blessing paled in comparison to the home cooked meals delivered to your door postpartum. The diaper wipe warmer and stuffed elephant were sweet, but the friend who picked up your groceries and washed your dishes…

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Bedtime Rhythm

Sweet Bedtime WINDING DOWN   Ah, bedtime…it’s such a sweet time to connect with our children. We read, we rock, we light candles, we sing lullabies, we say our prayers and thank yous, we snuggles, tuck-in and kiss goodnight. And sometimes we fall asleep, it’s hard not to after all of that relaxing nurturing. Do…

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August

Summer and Spaciousness SPACIOUSNESS You know what my worst feeling is? Rushing. It is my biggest challenge opportunity for growth to remain calm and easy when I am meeting a specific start time. Being a nor-easter, punctuality is in my bones, and living in northern California I’ve learned to embrace the culture of going with the…

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The Last Days of Summer

Fun ways to enjoy the last days of summer with your family AS SUMMER COMES TO AN END..   As summer’s end is drawing close an urge for busyness may be creeping into your consciousness. Back to school preparations, getting that last trip in before autumn and getting involved in community activities may start filling…

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Roasted Carrots with Cilantro Carrot Top Pesto

Roasted Carrots with Carrot Top and Cilantro Pesto We harvested our first carrots of the season this week and I like to use the whole carrot and the top in this easy recipe. Cilantro is full of vitamins, minerals and supports detoxification. Carrot leaves (tops)are highly nutritive, rich in protein, minerals and vitamins. They contain…

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Banana Oat Bars

This recipe is so good for so many reasons! It’s easy to make. It freezes beautifully for a double batch. It is sweetened with only fruit, can be made Gluten Free and/or Vegan. I love to add it to my postpartum meal delivery because oats are a nutritive and you can riff on the recipe…

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Gather, Nurture and Connect

  I believe that when a mother feels acknowledged, resourced and a sense of belonging, her health and well-being can truly flourish. I don’t just believe it, I know it. After nearly 20 years of working with families, a strong sense of community is a powerful remedy for healing, bonding and belonging in the postpartum…

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The Best Summer Ever

Making summer memories Summer is my very favorite season. Ripe peaches and plums bend the branches in our yard, the sun shines long enough for after dinner walks and summer is the season when our family experiences our favorite feeling; timelessness. There is something magical about this season and how it invites a natural slowing,…

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