Our Wildschooling Adventure Begins!

Our Wildschooling Adventure Begins!

The Wild Child is four years old, a time when most kids are enrolled in preschool or thinking about their education options. After a lot of research, heart meditations and conversations together, we've decided that traditional schooling is not the best...

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Join us For Poetry Treetime!

Join us For Poetry Treetime!

Poetry and creative writing hold a special place in my heart. I've written since I was young, and my Masters thesis was a book of poems (about birds of course!). Despite my experience, I struggled a bit on integrating and sharing that passion with The Wild Child (4)...

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How to Start a Wonder Journal

How to Start a Wonder Journal

One of the constants in my life right now are my three and a half year old's questions. From the moment we wake up until her head hits the pillow, they come pouring out. How do spiders spin their webs? Can you drink donkey milk? What's the future? What is a Wonder...

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The First Wilder Child Mud Bake Off!

The First Wilder Child Mud Bake Off!

Yesterday we celebrated International Mud Day! For our part, we were outside all day digging, splashing, wallowing and playing in the wonderful muck. I also kicked off the beginning of the First Wilder Child Mud Bake Off! For a little inspiration, my daughter and...

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The Wild Child Summer Challenge From We Are Wildness

The Wild Child Summer Challenge From We Are Wildness

Happy Summer for those of you in North America! Over here we're all set to have an amazing season. Free play is the cornerstone of our time in nature, but it's also nice to have an overarching plan (even if it's just to loosely guide us). This summer we're taking...

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Nature As The Third Parent

Nature As The Third Parent

Right now my husband and I are in the thick of raising our two little Wildlings, both are under five years old. These early years have been filled with joy, but they haven't been the easiest in a lot of ways. So many of you out there are in the...

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Hapa-Zome: The Art of Pounding Flowers

Hapa-Zome: The Art of Pounding Flowers

My daughter loves art and smashing things (yep), so I have wanted to try hapa-zome with her for a long time. The term means "leaf-dye" in Japanese, and was coined by India Flint, author of Eco Colour: Botanical Dyes for Beautiful Textiles. This...

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What Happened When Hover Mom Took the Day Off?

What Happened When Hover Mom Took the Day Off?

On a recent trip to visit my husband's family in Colorado, I brought along Angela Hanscom's new book, "Balanced and Barefoot, How Unrestricted Outdoor Play Makes for Strong, Confident and Capable Children." Her life-altering words and insights played out in...

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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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