Hey there, Clubhouse gang!
I’ve had a beautiful maternity leave, and now I’m so happy to be back at our Nuthouse! I’ve spent the last couple weeks spending time in all the classes, seeing how our kids are growing, and getting to know all the new babes (and teachers!). Everything feels awesome, and the children are so busy learning- it’s all so heart warming! I would like to apologize to some of you new families if I’ve double-introduced myself. I’m going to play the “pregnancy-brain card”, and say if I met you while I was preggo, it didn’t count! I know you know what I’m talking about! So please forgive me if I’ve been socially awkward! Xo
The mission statement of The Clubhouse is to embrace the growth of each child, enhance their minds, bodies and souls, and coach our families to achieve balance. We’d like to offer you our new Clubhouse Sustainable Nutrition Consultant- me! As some of you know, I’ve been studying at The Institute of Sustainable Nutrition in Granby, and I received my certification last August. Now, I’m not a CNS (yet?), but I have trained extensively in sustainable nutrition- all components, including gardening, cooking, and kitchen medicine. With the hands-on training that TIOSN has provided, I am excited to share my knowledge with you all so that we can provide the best support in growing our healthy families.
Beginning in April, The Clubhouse will be hosting a series of classes on most Tuesday evenings. Each class will be a little different, whether we’re creating a fermentation, or learning how our food can heal. I’m not much of a lecturer, so get ready to get involved. The best way to learn is by doing, and my goal is to empower you as you learn to navigate our complex food system. Together, we can support each other as we strive to provide the best for our health, and our children’s health.
As The Clubhouse approaches it’s 17th birthday, we enjoy reflecting upon the opportunities that have been provided under this roof. So many young people have been a part of our lives here, so many families have allowed us the beauty of being intertwined in their child’s upbringing- we are honored to have been given such a special position in their childhood. As we look forward to many more years of educating Simsbury’s youth, we also enjoy being a resource for parents. Truth be told, I am more intimidated teaching a class of 10 grownups, than I am teaching a classroom full of 20 preschoolers. But I’m going to jump right in and go for it, as I know the knowledge that I have to share is so beneficial to the welfare of our littles. Please check out my upcoming website www.kaleandkraut.com, “like” my page, and watch for notices for my upcoming classes. Workshops will include foods such as sauerkraut, golden milk, fermented ketchup (I swear it’s not gross!), and you’ll be taking some home to let your family try it!
I’m so glad to be back!
From all of us to all of you- wishing you and your family all the best in this new year!