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Beeswax Wraps | Frequently asked questions

Entering left field is plastic wrap… versatile, indestructible, mindless, and easy… a destroyer of the environment and filler of landfills.  Entering right field is beeswax wrap… the new kid on the block, ready to go head-to-head with our old time standard and armed with a gold ribbon in eco-consciousness.  Who wins? Imaging this:  You’ve been gifted an infant-sized zucchini.  You’ve made 4 loafs of chocolate chip zucchini bread, but that[…]

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Finding inspiration for simple leaf art with kids

Are your old phone books stuffed with leaves just waiting to be loved?  Seems when we’re out crunching through the autumn streets we can’t help but come home carrying leaves destined for some unplanned leaf art project.  More often than not, those lovely leaves just sit on our front hall table until brittle and forgotten about. (This post contains affiliate links for your convenience. If you make a purchase through[…]

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Fantastic Fall Books for Preschoolers

Looking for some good children’s books to cuddle up with now that the weather is turning cool?  Here’s a collection of some favorite fall books for preschoolers that are sure to delight both you and your little readers. Each of these books have been read and enjoyed by my family.  For your convenience, affiliate links have been added.  See my policy and disclosure page for more information. Awesome Autumn, All[…]

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5 Adventurous play ideas to conquer childhood fear

In our early years, fear keeps us alive. Everything is potentially dangerous to the risk-oblivious toddler. It’s no wonder we’re allfrantically flapping after our kids as they innocently plod about. “Stop licking the plug sockets!…Don’t climb out of the window!.. PUT THE KNIFE DOWN!” It can seem like an unending task to teach children about the potential dangers that surroundthem. Eventually though, kids learn NOT to cuddle open fires, lick[…]

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Worldschooling with the Great Canadian Adventure Box

Roadschooler, worldschooler, homeschooler, parent, traveller, learner… do any of these titles describe you? There are so many ways to educate our children these days and so many different tools, philosophies, ideals, and systems to lean to in order to push our children into the learning we feel they should have. We’re one such family that believes strongly in the power of travel as an education tool. And, I’m also a[…]

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Printable Summer Planners for Outdoor Adventure

What are the signs that tell you summer is quickly approaching?  For me, it’s the first flowers of spring, the unfortunate arrival of mosquitoes, and my children’s excitement to start filling out our summer planner. In years past our kids have loved making extensive summer bucket lists that got taped up to the wall.  As the summer rolls on we would cross off every exciting activity completed.  We also used[…]

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summer reading challenge

Summertime… the season of Popsicles, lazy mornings, road trips, and days at the pool.  But, what do you do when that sweet summer bliss turns sour? If you’re on the hunt for something get your kid outdoors plus get them motivated and using their brains while school is out, then check out this summer reading challenge! What is a summer reading challenge?  This summer reading challenge is a little different[…]

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Skip the chaos and try backyard camping instead!

Camping with kids can be a lot of fun and camping with kids can also be chaotic, stressful, and exhausting.  Cue the drum roll….. but backyard camping with kids, it’s the best of both!  Easier, less stressful and still heaps of fun! If there is any apprehension from you or your family, this is probably the easiest and the safest type of camping there is.  Think of backyard camping as[…]

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5 Must Know Tips for Camping with Toddlers

Are you heading out to the campground this summer with a toddler in tow?  Below you’ll find our absolute best tips for camping with toddlers. (This post contains affiliate links for your convenience. If you make a purchase through my link I receive a small commission at no added cost to you. I only recommend stuff I use and enjoy. See my about page for more information)   For some[…]

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