Seasonal Family Almanac
Authors Emma Frisch and Jana Blankenship have a strong friendship that blossomed around their shared experience as mothers, nature lovers, and advocates for simple, healthy living. As they observed a growing demand from families wanting to unplug and reconnect themselves and their children to nature, they created this helpful and fun resource.
Grounded is intended to help families and children rediscover the soul-stirring wonder and magic that comes from living in tune with the seasons. Organized into twelve chapters that sync with each season's rhythms and offerings, and with content from a host of diverse contributors drawing from a range of backgrounds, Grounded includes:
• 55 food and beverage recipes (Chinese Lunar New Year dumplings, etc.)
• 52 personal care and wellness recipes (nettle hair rinse, forest bathing bath salts that follows the Japanese tradition of shin-rin-roku, or Japanese forest bathing, etc.)
• 28 crafts & activities (twisted rope flower crowns, botanical face paint, etc.).
Jana Blankenship is a mother, founder of the plant-based beauty company Captain Blankenship, author of Wild Beauty: Wisdom & Recipes for Natural Self-Care (2019), plant lover, potion maker and avid hiker. She lives in New Paltz, NY with her husband, two children, two dogs, and a cat.
Emma Frisch is a mother, author of Feast by Firelight: Simple Recipes for Camping, Cabins, and the Great Outdoors (2018), and co-founder of Firelight Camps, a glamping destination in Ithaca, NY, where she lives and loves to hike, climb, garden, forage, and cook over the campfire with her two children and husband.