How to Dress Your Kids for Outdoor Winter Activities

How to Dress Your Kids for Outdoor Winter Activities

A lot of parents blame weather as one of the big reasons for their kids not spending more time outside. As a resident of Michigan, I can definitely understand this. But, wearing the appropriate clothing can make a HUGE difference in how children...

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10 Reasons Our Children are Afraid of the Forest

10 Reasons Our Children are Afraid of the Forest

Xlophobia, or fear of the forest. So many of today's children experience this on some level. Studies increasingly show that children who regularly spend time in nature are happier and healthier. Our forests in particular are places where kids can experience entire...

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Healthier Versions of Your Favorite Halloween Candies

Healthier Versions of Your Favorite Halloween Candies

Healthier Halloween candy for our kids - is it realistic? I'm always struggling to strike that balance between wanting my daughter to participate and share in all the memory-making collective traditions that our society values, and trying to do what's best...

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Let’s Go Fishing for Leaves!

Let’s Go Fishing for Leaves!

Yes, I am obsessed with Fall leaf activities and games. Today was a beautiful sunny, windy day so The Wild Child and I headed out to sit beneath the big yellow Maple tree. As we sat there playing with the leaves, I bent a stem up, poked a hole in the leaf...

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10 Fall Inspired Journal Prompts for Older Kids

10 Fall Inspired Journal Prompts for Older Kids

My daughter is only two, so I tend to get somewhat caught up in activities that fit her abilities and age group. Sadly though, it's often the older kids that need more inspiration to get outside. The little ones have an innate sense of wonder and excitement for the...

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30 Awesome Leaf Craft Ideas for Kids of All Ages

30 Awesome Leaf Craft Ideas for Kids of All Ages

There is almost nothing as magical as the leaves turning and floating to the ground. To celebrate, I've collected some of my all time favorite leaf crafts and activities. Happy Fall!! For the Littles 1) Fall Leaf Art and Science w/song. Even the little ones can drop...

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Organizing a Fall Pumpkin Hunt!

Organizing a Fall Pumpkin Hunt!

We had a blast with this activity. It's really simple and fast to set up, think Easter egg hunt but with pumpkins instead of eggs. What you'll need: - Miniature pumpkins - Plastic bags or baskets - Treats (I use these Organic suckers) - Stickers 1) Buy your...

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WELCOME

Hello! I’m Nicolette! Journey with me as we bring our families back into the circle of wild things.

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