A dad and 3 kids on a family hike in the mountain alpine of Jasper National Park, Canada

Growing Outdoor Kids with Take Them Outside

I don’t get my kids outside everyday.  I might want to take them outside and they won’t go.  Or, maybe it’s cold and I don’t want to go outside either.  Am I a hypocrite?  Sometimes the kids just say “no” even if I’m standing at the door dressed and ready for adventure.  I can’t force them, can I?  Do you?  What’s the big secret?  How do we make our family[…]

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Learn how to get your kids to go outside with these easy strategies

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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Learn how to get kids excited and interested in nature with indoor birdwatching

Invite Learning & Curiosity with Indoor Birdwatching

Do you have a little bird-lover in your family?  Want a fun way to nourish that interest?  Well, we have a bird enthusiast in our family and I’m going to share with you how we set up an indoor birdwatching station so our daughter could enjoy the birds even when she was inside the house. This indoor bird watching station is one of many indoor nature activity ideas.  Sometimes kids[…]

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How to make these cute and easy valentine's day nature craft cards with dried leaves

Cute and Easy Valentine’s Day Nature Craft

Do you or your littles enjoy collecting leaves?  Do your children like to make their own Valentine’s Day cards?  Here’s an easy Valentine’s Day nature craft card which will combine both activities! When we’re out walking in the fall, sometimes I just can’t help myself.  On returning home, I’ll find my hands are full of uniquely shaped and beautifully colored fallen leaves that either I’ve picked up or my kids[…]

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People's feet stretched out on the grass and in the distance a wide mountainscape. Text reads: rewild your family, 5 day mini-course

A Mini-Course to Challenge Your Family’s Nature Connections

Here it is!  Another nature challenge! Except this isn’t your typical nature challenge.  This family nature challenge was made with busy lives in mind.  Is this the challenge for you and your family?  Read on to decide. But first, is it a challenge, or a course?  Well, I think you could make an argument for either term.  On one hand, you might be comfortable with having your family get outside[…]

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eco-friendly gift guide

Beautiful Handmade and Eco-Friendly Gifts for Mom

Looking for gifts that any woman would be happy to have in her kitchen?  I’m talking about gifts that are beautiful, reusable, and gifts that didn’t come from a factory half the world away. Here it is: Your eco-friendly gift guide, the kitchen edition Reusable Eco-Friendly Gifts for Mom – or any kitchen lover! All these items have been hand-crafted by small business owners.  The best part is you won’t[…]

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How to Care for Orchids

Easy Ways to Take Care of Orchids | Indoor Gardening

“Orchids don’t make good houseplants; don’t buy an Orchid”.  That was Grandma’s advice.  And since I considered Grandma a gardening expert, I believed her.  Yet, I couldn’t resist those tall exotic blooms and one day found myself leaving the grocery store with a beautiful white Orchid in hand.  “Oh well I thought, I don’t know how to take care of orchids, but I’ll enjoy it while it lasts” Well, Grandma[…]

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raising confident children

Raising a Confident Child | How I Failed Her by Thinking She Couldn’t Do It

Have you ever stopped your child from trying something because you were afraid they might get hurt or because you thought they’d fail?  Does this sound familiar?  “Get down off that rock.”  “Don’t go so high in that tree.” “How about you try an easier sport?”  I know I’ve said these words before.  And you know what, every time I stop my child from attempting something new, risky, or challenging…[…]

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Learn how to foster an appreciation for nature with these easy indoor nature activities.

15 Easy Indoor Nature Activities for Kids

Getting your kids outside isn’t always easy.  Maybe it’s blizzarding and raining buckets, you live miles from a park, or your kids just simply refuse to go out.  Sometimes a quiet and covert approach is necessary.  Below are 15 easy indoor nature activities to help you foster a love of nature in your kids.

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