Outdoor Rules to Live & to Teach

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“The earth has music for those who listen.” ~ George Santayana Go Outside Every Day Yes, every day. Better yet begin and end the day with fresh air. The best way to wake up and to unwind from the day. Do Not be Afraid Get dirty. Be welcoming of critters. When I heard one of my [Read On]


I am the Mother of Sons

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I am the mother of three boys. This role is special. It is unique.  I will be loved, very loved, by my boys.  I will be a queen, most of the time, in our home. I accept all this loveliness. Yet, ever since learning our third healthy baby is a boy, I have had to [Read On]


Send a Hug Activity for Kids

Sending a Hug Activity for Children

This activity for children is easy to put together and makes a sweet gift from a child to a family member or friend.  The age for this activity can begin as early as 2 and extend well into elementary school aged children. My 3 year old completed the hug in the above image. Materials Needed [Read On]


Unique Ways to Celebrate Earth Day

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Are you looking for active and unique ways to celebrate Earth Day with your children? Me too. So, I came up with a list. I thought I’d share it with you. “Now I see the secret of making the best persons, it is to grow in the open air and to eat and sleep with [Read On]


Children’s Book Lists

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“A children’s story that can only be enjoyed by children is not a good children’s story in the slightest.” ― C.S. Lewis Here are 20 book lists for children and parents! The list cover a broad range of topics from holidays to mindful parenting. Please share your opinion with me. Also, send along recommendations to [Read On]


Easy Ways to Encourage Reading at Home

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(Image courtesy of Simon Howden at FreeDigitalPhotos.net) My 3 year old has entered his sensitive period for language. He can’t get enough of books. Our 4.5 year old has always been an avid devourer of books but with our second, I wasn’t sure we would see the same passion. We didn’t for a long time. [Read On]