Home School, Preteen/Teen

Flash back

YouTube commenters can be cruel. The videos are good memories and YouTube is an easy access place to store them.


Where have all the mothers gone!

There is a song called "Where have all the flowers gone" by Peter, Paul and Mary. This is my version for how I feel today. It describes a sign of the times that hasn't really served society and humans well. Lots of dominos have crashed in hurtful ways because of how we treat the first… Continue reading Where have all the mothers gone!


Gardening in the VI

Community Gardening Comes Alive on St. John Posted March 19, 2017 by Catherine Turner Last year I wrote an article about the unavailability of fresh produce in the Virgin Islands. The story went viral with over 17,000 people reading the blog and 2,500 sharing it on social media. Although my readership was greatly increased, which was a positive… Continue reading Gardening in the VI

Baby Care, Breastfeeding, Parenting

How to draw the line between passion and pest?

Nature is my teacher. I have strong instincts that are backed by nature, not medical personnel or books. Yet every time I turn around these days all I hear are, "This doctor says do this" or "This book says do that". Time and time again I hear the wrong advice. I am certain there is… Continue reading How to draw the line between passion and pest?


Herbal first aid kit

I wrote this handout back in 1998 for an herbal class I taught. It was important to me then and still is today. I feel every parent should have certain things on hand before they need them. I also feel there are less side effects from nature tonics than Pharmaceuticals so I always start with… Continue reading Herbal first aid kit