The 30 Day Slow Down Childhood Challenge

The 30 Day Slow Down Childhood Challenge

No matter which direction I look in our yard right now, there is some small sign of fall. The abundance and fruits of summer are giving way and letting go. A yellowing leaf, a fading flower - when we take note, these small happenings serve as reminders to slow...

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10 Awesome DIY Outdoor Explorer Packs

10 Awesome DIY Outdoor Explorer Packs

So excited to share this guest post with you, written by Amanda White, the creative and innovated educator behind Tykes n Tots Daycare.  The Reggio Emilia approach has inspired the design and rhythm of my daycare. True to that philosophy, my hope is...

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5 Ways Nature Nurtures Empathy in Children

5 Ways Nature Nurtures Empathy in Children

Nourishing a child's sense of empathy and emotional intelligence is one of the most important things we can do as a parents. Empathy is a very complex skill to develop, but luckily we're not alone in helping our children strengthen this uniquely human trait. I've...

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The 2nd Annual Mud  Bake Off

The 2nd Annual Mud Bake Off

I can't believe that it's already time to announce the Second Annual Wilder Child Mud Bake Off! To kick it off, my daughters and I created some mud doughnuts and a mud cake topped with elderflowers and creeping charlie. Now it's time for your family to get "baking"...

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The Life Changing Magic of Making a Mess

The Life Changing Magic of Making a Mess

When we reflect back on our lives, most of us find that our most powerful, life-altering moments aren't scripted. They are raw, un-hinged and well, messy. Despite this, we as a society tend to worship at the foot of organization, cleanliness, minimalism...

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One Parenting Regret I Will Never Have

One Parenting Regret I Will Never Have

  I'm not the perfect parent. Looking back, there will be things I'll wish I had done differently, moments I can never get back. But, there is one thing I'm fighting with every breath to provide: a slow childhood. It's not easy. Busyness feels...

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How to Create an EPIC Wildflower Meadow the Kids Will Love

How to Create an EPIC Wildflower Meadow the Kids Will Love

Every winter The Wild Man and I sit down and plan for the upcoming farm season. After going over the essentials, we talk dreams (think wood-fired hot tubs, she sheds and cob ovens). Most of these projects never get realized, but last year one of mine...

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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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