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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 πŸ™‚ 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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WELCOME

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

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