Posts Tagged With: family traditions

Poppy’s Seeds Academy

Hi darling dears. Well I have been absent from this space for a while but I wanted to pop back in to share exciting news.

Next year Poppy’s Seeds Academy will open for its first year. We will be working on connecting to our Divine self and developing our spiritual self. We will also great your very own Book of Days. I am so excited! I hope you will check it out and let me know what you think. For the whole scoop click here.

here is a very short video

Poppy’s Seeds Academy 2015 from Helen Peterson on Vimeo.

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Full Moon Ritual


If you have reading my blog for a while you know my husband and I have very different views on religion. Clearly I am a practicing Witch and he is what I like to call an Atheist Christian. That is to say he was raised Christian (he calls it being bible thumped) and now thinks all religion is bad. That said, he knows an awful lot about Christianity and can pretty much quote the bible, so every now and then those old beliefs pop up.

Not only do we love each other madly we also respect each other and so there is room for all belief systems in our household. We have good ongoing discussions about it, especially with regards to Little and how to raise her. Somethings she is privy to and somethings she is not. Our Full Moon ritual is one thing we all do as a family.

I don’t know when I started it, but we always have breakfast for dinner on the full moon. It comes from a tradition from my dorm days in college, where one of the clubs put on a full moon fry bread event every full moon. Fry bread is yummy and delicious and part of the native culture where I attended school. Sugar however HATES me and so I needed something else, so I tweaked the idea and came up with breakfast. Mainly I thought well eggs and pancakes are round like the moon. Several months into it my hubby came home from work and said “ah it must be the full moon” after seeing what I was making for dinner.  This made me exceedingly happy and the tradition stuck.

Tonight we are going to be having baked eggs with lemon and cheese pancakes. We are also adding to the tradition by adding candles, as you can see in my photo above. White candles are traditional for the full moon and what makes a meal more special than candle light? Back when I was reading “Simplicity Parenting” the author talks about having some time with candle light for children. I loved the idea but every day seemed like to much of a stretch for us. I have been mulling it over since and decided on holidays of any kind we would dine by the light of candles.  I am also going to introduce the Full Moon Question tonight. “What are three things you are thankful for in the last month?”

So if you celebrate, what will you being doing tonight? Even if you don’t, what are three things you are thankful for in the last month?

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Happy Mother’s Day


The beautiful meal prepared with love for me by Hubby and Little.  I guess the tour paid off 😉


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Egg Day

Spring is here. No matter your spiritual path, chances are you celebrate some sort of renewal in spring. Even if you don’t follow any tradition you may still have family traditions. As you know if your a reader of my blog we are a multi-faith family, and we LOVE our family traditions that incorporate everyone.

One of our big days is Egg Day. I think we started it back in 2005. over the years it has evolved to a big deal and has changed as our family has changed. This year our Little got to try her hand at her first egg using the beeswax technique we use. We also put out water colors for the little ones to play with.

Moms special egg day dress


The table set up


an individual place setting


work in progress


Such a beautiful day. The dyes set up and folks chatting waiting for their eggs to dry.


The green one in the left hand corner is Little’s first pysanky 🙂 for more photos of finished Pysanky check out this post form last week.

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Market day and Planning Ostara foods

Today is Saturday which means it is the day of one of my favorite outside farmers markets. I would of headed out to pick all the lovely produce for the week alas it is raining cats and dogs outside. So I decided to stay outside next to fire and plan out the foods I will need for this week for my family and for our holiday fare . I will be making food for our simple feast on Ostara, a special Ostara meal for my family and a dish for Egg Day (more about that tomorrow) which needs to be a potluck dish.

For Our simple feast I will be making soft mead. Real mead is all well and good but it will make me want to sleep about 5 min later. Soft Mead can also be made day of and can be shared with little ones. I will also be making sunshine eggs a la If you have a little Witchlet or even if you don’t I highly recommend pooka pages. Just adorable and quite informative.

Then there is the family dinner to plan. Here is a secret for family sabbats I try to serve round food. I think they repersent the wheel of the Year well and they are so versatile. For Imbolc I made quich heave on the cream and the cheese and for Ostara i’m thinking maybe pizza. I do love to make pizza for Sabats as it makes a lovely wheel and you can top it with what ever is seasonally and symbolically appropriate. Not to mention the family LOVES it which makes it even more a joyous occasion. Which just leaves me the pot luck dish to come up with and I am thinking maybe a leek tart. humm that sounds yummy.

What are you making for Ostara? do you have family food traditions?

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