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Handmade and Eco-Friendly Home Gift Guide (updated for 2019)

Looking for gifts that any woman would be happy to have in her kitchen?  Here’s a collection of beautiful, reusable, and practical eco friendly gifts for mom that didn’t come from a factory half the world away. Here it is: Your eco-friendly gift guide, the kitchen edition All these items have been designed or hand-crafted by small business crafters.  By shopping on-line with small businesses, you both get to financially[…]

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The best nature toys for preschoolers (to inspire adventure & learning)

Let’s be honest.  As much as you’d like your kids to go outside all the time, they probably don’t.  Unless they’re in some sort of fantastic forest kindergarten or you live freely on a farm or in the woods, chances are your kids are inside more than you’d like.  But, that doesn’t mean they can’t be playing with nature, learning about nature, and getting inspired by the outdoors when they’re[…]

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An open apology (to Greta and to all children)

“How dare you?” she asks. And, she’s right. How dare I forget? How dare I go about my life in blissful ignorance? How dare I disregard the truth? How dare I not stand up and speak out? I’m sorry Greta. I’m sorry for my failures. I’m sorry for my inaction. But, most importantly, I’m sorry for my cowardice. Somewhere in the messy middle of leaving my youth and entering adulthood[…]

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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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Young girl enjoying some risky adventurous play by jumping off cliffs into the sand below

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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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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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, you could make an argument for either term.  On one hand, you might be comfortable with having your family get outside and take[…]

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