Hitch, Pitch & Flip

Adventures In Parenting in the Inland Northwest

 Hitch, Pitch & Flip

HPF Is Going Local – To Spokane

Hello HPF Readers!   I’ll be honest with you.   I’m not consistent with this blog at all. And I should be.     You’re surprised by this revelation, right?  Probably not.   And I’ve  thought long and hard about Read more…


Why Garden With Kids, Part 2

We’re on to Part 2 of Why Garden With Your Kids? If you missed it, you can find part 1, Why Garden With Kids? Part 1.   Let’s just cut to the chase, gardening teaches kids important life skills, like: Read more…


Why Garden With Kids? Part 1

In 1943 there was a nationwide coordinated system to grow food at homes and schools;  community gardens were created and three-fifths of the US was growing food to help ease the burden on the war.  Victory Gardens, as they were Read more…

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The Benefits Of Nature Therapy for ADHD Kids

You know that sunshine, fresh air, and exercise may make you healthier.  At least, I hope you do.  Well, there’s been studies done to show a link that exposure to nature can reduce the symptoms of ADHD, at least, temporarily. Read more…

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Old House Walkthrough: The Jack and Jill

One of my favorite activities is to go to an open house.  I especially love to hit a craftsman bungalow that’s similar in size to my own house and see how they laid it out.  The first house I have Read more…


Five Truths I Learned From The Garden in 2017

Let’s just spare you the long introduction of all the things I did with the garden last year. And I’ll get right to it, why the food wasn’t as abundant as I had hoped it would be.

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An Old, New School

It’s a sad and devastating day when a parent learns that a dream they had for their child won’t be coming to fruition. In January of 2017 I signed both of my children up for the lottery for our local Read more…

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When You Move Into An Old House – A True Horror Story

When you move in to a 90 year old house, you’ll love the character and the quirks. And when you love the quirks, you’ll start to notice that some quirks need to be upgraded. So you’ll pick something that needs Read more…

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Grow More Food – Part 3

Welcome back!  It’s time for part 3 in my 3-part series of how to grow your own food, how to grow organic food and feed your family on your own mini backyard farm. You can read post 1 and post Read more…


Grow More Food – Part 2

*this post contains an affiliate link. Welcome to the week-long blog series to grow more food in your mini homestead garden through bio intensive methods.  In yesterday’s post I discussed the first two parts, let’s discuss the next three.  As Read more…