Before you scroll down to look for the recipe for these delicious cinnamon rolls, let me tell you that I don’t have one – at least not one of my own. Today, I’m sharing images with you from a project I worked on recently. I did, however, include a link to a recipe at the bottom from a fellow blogger who created the real deal: grain free, gluten free, paleo cinnamon rolls. I’ll be back with some of my own recipes soon – I have several in the pipeline so stay tuned!
Now, let me share with you my big news – and for once, you’d be guessing right, at last.
Yes, we are expecting!! A little baby boy. No, not puppies from the dog, as my mother-in-law suspected when we broke the news. Apparently, this came as a bit of a surprise to our families, ha.
For a long, long, looong time we weren’t sure whether we wanted to have kids or not. We talked about adoption (still in the cards) but having one of our own wasn’t necessarily part of our plan. It didn’t help that I had this unpleasant vision of countless weekends spent at sporting events, school activities galore, afternoons filled with chauffeuring kids from one scheduled activity to the next. It’s not how we grew up – we roamed forests and fields after school and had very few extra-curricular activities and loved it but it’s not how things are done today … so, there definitely is pressure to fit in with the rest.
It wasn’t until we actually found out I was pregnant that we decided – to hell with it all. We can do whatever we want! Such as home school (or rather, unschool) our child, travel the world with him, go on week long hiking trips, rock climb, homestead, move to Alaska, Iceland or French Polynesia – basically, raise this child anyway we want to, teach him what matters most to us. Unless our little guy really wants to participate in team sports, we’re planning on spending our weekends outside in nature, building tree houses and floats, picnicking, gathering herbs, herding sheep or whatever comes our way.
What I dislike the most about how children are raised these days (compared to how we were raised) is that they are busy from early in the morning until late at night. Pretty much every day of the week. Just like little adults. They are raised and prepared to function in a system that, in my opinion, is broken and dysfunctional and leaves little room for play, self-exploration and creativity.
Whatever your view may be, the beauty of it is that you can decide how you want to raise your children. Once I realized that we don’t have to conform, even (or especially!) when it comes to our child, I felt a sense of freedom and adventure that I haven’t felt in a while. All that applies to living in a place like the US. Back home in my poor old battered Germany, institutionalized learning is compulsory and we count ourselves incredibly lucky to be in a country where we have the option to do things differently, do things our way.
At last, I am massively excited about this upcoming change in our lives and will keep you posted about milestones along our way. No worries, though, I have plenty of other stuff to talk about, too! I won’t turn this into a mom-blog – promise!
If you’re hungry for some seriously delicious cinnamon rolls that are grain free, gluten free and paleo you should try this recipe! It’s among the best that I have found. Enjoy!