2021 Full Moon Poster

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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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Chronicle Spring With a Family Art Wall!

Chronicle Spring With a Family Art Wall!

I know better than to say Spring is here in Michigan, but it's definitely waking up. Right now our maple sap is boiling, ewes are showing and we even heard a peeper in the woods! Phenology, a big part of our Outschooling journey, is the study of how the...

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Inspiring Kids to Be Kind Using Love Rocks

Inspiring Kids to Be Kind Using Love Rocks

Most of us hope our children develop a spirit of generosity and love.  To that end, I sometimes find myself lecturing my kids on these lessons, and anyone who has children knows that method of communication can only take you so far 🙂 I've found play to be a much...

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How to Make Paper Bag Mushroom Valentines

How to Make Paper Bag Mushroom Valentines

I love Valentine's Day - yes I said it! Growing up my mom always made this time of year special, we baked, went on a heart nature walk, and hand made valentines for family and friends. For us it was always about showing our love for the people who...

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Choosing One Word for 2017

Choosing One Word for 2017

It has been three years since we made our big move to  Michigan, and 2016 was really a settling in year for us. Nothing particularly "big" happened to our family. We're getting into a groove on the farm, it wasn't a baby year (unless you count the...

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2017 Full Moon Poster and Free Printable!

2017 Full Moon Poster and Free Printable!

It seems impossible that Wednesday marked the last full moon of 2016. With the help of our 2016 full moon printable, the moon was our near constant companion. Tuning into and celebrating its phases has been transformative, moving us ever-closer to nature and her...

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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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