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Join the Wild Week Challenge to unplug and reconnect!

Find out about this new, exciting challenge for you and your family each month.  Join me on this 7 day wild challenge!  Let’s unplug, rewild, and start reconnecting! So here’s the deal.  Are you ready to face that over-filled family calendar?  Are you ready to challenge yourself?  Are you ready to take back the responsibility of letting kids be kids? Are you ready to disconnect:  put your phone down, and[…]

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Outdoor gifts for kids and adventuresome families

  Do you have any outdoor kids or adventuresome families on your shopping list this year?  Or maybe, you’re an outdoor family and are looking for practical gifts to help get you and your kids outside.  Well, I’ve put together a guide full of outdoor gifts for kids. Below, you’ll find favourite outdoors toys and outdoors gear perfect for families who like to get outside.  For your convenience, click on[…]

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Fall Scavenger Hunts for Kids

Looking for some simple and fun ways to get your littles outside this fall?  These fall scavenger hunts are super easy to use and all kids love a good hunt! (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 policy page for[…]

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Fall activities for kids | activity calendars

Keep that summer fun momentum going right into fall with these outdoor activity calendars.  Print them out and be reminded of all the fall activities for kids and families that you can still enjoy before the weather turns cold. No excuses.  Use these calendars to take away the guesswork of what to go do outside.  Most of these activities are easy and can be done right from home.  And while[…]

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Mom’s guide to exploring nature with babies

One of the most precious things in a parent’s life is to have the opportunity to re-live the joy and wonder of childhood.  Did you know you’d be given this gift when you had your first child?  I didn’t know how much I would appreciate and enjoy this second chance.  Also, I didn’t know how easily I would forget and let this opportunity go to waste. Slowing down and exploring[…]

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Play outside with nature scavenger hunt printables

Want some fun and easy ways to get your family outside having fun?  Have you ever done a nature scavenger hunt?  Are you looking for some nature scavenger hunt printables? The first time I tried a scavenger hunt with my kids I scribbled down some things for them to find on a recycled receipt, gave them a used bag and sent them on their way.  I had no idea they[…]

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10 tips to get your kids outside (because it’s not always easy)

We hear it all the time “kids need less screen time, more outside time”.  Intentions aside, in today’s world of social fears, urban living, and over-scheduled lives, it’s hard to get your kids outside.  It’s hard to get ourselves outside!  We don’t need more lectures on why kids need outdoor time.  Instead we need practical solutions on getting them out.

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Packing your mom purse for outdoor adventure

You can spot a first-time mom from across the playground… fancy stroller, watching attentively, drink and snack ready in hand, and that huge diaper bag parked on the bench beside her.  Then there’s the third-time mom, slouched on the bench, slurping her coffee, book or phone in hand, purse thrown down at her feet.  She might still have that similar look of mom exhaustion, but she’s no longer dragging around[…]

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Easy Family Picnics are Simpler Than You Think

Have you ever flipped through the pictures of a Gwyneth Paltrow cookbook?  Well, for starters, if the food in those cookbooks will make my thighs look like hers, then let’s get cooking.  But what I really covet (and you might too) are the glamorous family picnics she and her kids enjoy: hand-stitched quilts, laced napkins, antique tins, and smiling, well-gromed children frolicking in golden fields… Real life family picnics are[…]

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