halie ellis [ Coast Mountain Mama ]

Where Did All the Dragons Go?
Where Did All the Dragons Go?

If you haven’t already read this book, the Wolfgang highly recommends it. It has been a firm favorite in this house for over a month now. Dryden actually wished he were one of the children in the book. Needless to say, we felt the magic. It’s a clever fable written by Fay Robinson and brilliantly […]

Raw Strawberry Chocolate Cream Cake
Raw Strawberry Chocolate Cream Cake

I made this Strawberry Chocolate Cream Cake for my birthday party tomorrow evening and sampled it beforehand. The Consensus: Easy to make, nutritious and DELICIOUS!!! This post was inspired by a recipe I found on this website, pure2raw.com. Please Note: This recipe will not be enough for a regular spring foam pan, you must have […]

An open letter to all parents from a non-parent.
An open letter to all parents from a non-parent.

Photo Credit: Martin Schoeller/Time Magazine Just read this letter on a blog today and it brought back memories. Simply had to share. You can read the original post with images here or simply keep reading below. Hope you enjoy it as much as we did! AN OPEN LETTER TO ALL PARENTS FROM A NON-PARENT. I […]

Sleep-In Secrets
Sleep-In Secrets

Sleep-ins used to be far and few between at the Wolfgang residence, until just recently when someone shared a simple secret. Here it is; if you want to sleep in on Saturday mornings, you need to set up ahead of time Friday nights! To begin, arrange your child’s favorite toys on their bedroom or on […]

Raw Goji Berry Chocolate
Raw Goji Berry Chocolate

With Dryden’s sensitive tummy, this recipe was life changing for the Wolfgang. Yet another brilliant raw dessert recipe from neighbor and friend, thanks Jess! Well known raw food guru David Wolfe lists ten super foods in his book, Superfoods: The food and medicine of the future, five are in this delicious recipe. Finally, a guilt […]

Dr. Gabor Maté-Attachment and Conscious Parenting
Dr. Gabor Maté-Attachment and Conscious Parenting

Gabor Maté, MD, author of Hold On to Your Kids, is interviewed by Lisa Reagan of Pathways to Family Wellness at his Kids, Culture and Chaos talk in Charlottesville, Virginia, in the spring of 2011. Although I am a firm believer that genetics play an important role in child development, I definitely think this interview […]

Color Me Post Cards
Color Me Post Cards

In an attempt to bring back the written word to our lives, I would like to introduce my newest creation, “Color Me Post Cards”! All three designs have a clean, elegant and playful composition for children to color and write a quick note on the back. These post cards are a wonderful activity and a […]

Dairy/Soy Free Dairy – Top Five!
Dairy/Soy Free Dairy - Top Five!

Here are our top five dairy free dairy eats, in no particular order. Soy free “Earth Balance” is a dairy free buttery spread, perfect for topping your morning toast to perfecting your favorite recipe. Yummy! Raw and organic “Blue Mountain Cashew Creamery” Ice Cream!! Tantalize your taste buds with this rich, creamy, dairy free ice […]

Fun and Yucky Recipes!
Fun and Yucky Recipes!

This post was inspired by a neighbor in search of some fun and yucky recipes to pass the time. This list of favorites is dedicated to her and others looking for some messy manipulative ideas. From slime to gunk to silly putty and Papier-mâché, to good old fashioned playdough. I hope that you enjoy them […]

Simplicity Parenting
Simplicity Parenting

Simplicity Parenting: Using the Extraordinary Power of Less to Raise Calmer, Happier, and More Secure Kids An excellent book by Kim John Payne outlining the preparatory work that needs to take place in our society, where there is too much stuff. The book aims to encourage building up a child’s vitality and quietening down stimulation. […]

Gluten-Free Pumpkin Pie with Coconut Pecan Crust
Gluten-Free Pumpkin Pie with Coconut Pecan Crust

I made this pie! The more I spend time preparing new delicious gluten-free, dairy-free eats, the more I feel my time in the kitchen is sacrosanct.  As a result, the domestic goddess in me emerges with every new successful recipe. Thanks to Karina, from gluten-free goddess, this years pumpkin pie was a huge success.  Best of all, […]

Nikki’s Healthy Cookie Recipe
Nikki's Healthy Cookie Recipe

  A special lady and soon to be mama sent me the link to this delicious recipe from 101 cookbooks.   They are gluten free, dairy free and sweetened with bananas.  We hope that you will enjoy them as much as we do! 3 large, ripe bananas, well mashed (about 1 1/2 cups) 1 teaspoon vanilla […]

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