Welcome! I'm a wife, mother of two boys, freelance graphic designer and enthusiastic promoter of raising children to play outside (like our mothers always told us!). In 2009, I wrote and self-published a short book, 'dirt&sunshine: random thoughts on the art of raising children'. My favorite places are backyard gardens (who knew pulling weeds would be so Zen?), kitchens (cooking with fresh, homegrown produce) and just about any spot in Europe (skip the shoes, it's travel for me!). Drop me a line if you have any questions or comments... Kathryn Besser