The 30 Day Slow Down Childhood Challenge – 2018

The 30 Day Slow Down Childhood Challenge – 2018

As I look around the farm, the signs of fall are all-encompassing. The leaves turning and letting go, milkweed pods releasing their seeds – when we take note, these small happenings serve as reminders to slow down and simplify. Paradoxically so many of us tend to...
How to Raise Kids Who Never Lose Their Love of Winter

How to Raise Kids Who Never Lose Their Love of Winter

As difficult as it is for me to admit it, I have not always had the best relationship with winter. For most of my adult life, I’ve lived in the Midwest half heartedly participating in the season. It’s sad when I think about those times now – six...
50 Nature-Inspired Kid’s Birthday Parties

50 Nature-Inspired Kid’s Birthday Parties

Confession, I am really into birthdays. For me it’s a month-long event that kicks off with me saying to myself in the mirror, “Treat yourself!”  That being said, birthdays don’t need to be elaborate or over the top (my daughter’s first...
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