Nature-Inspired Gifts For Children

As the holiday season draws nearer, I thought I would share with you some favourite nature/outdoors inspired gifts I’ve come across. I strive to be minimal in our consumerism, so you’ll find the gifts below categorized by the “Something they want, something they need, something to wear, and something to read” rule. These gifts are perfect for the nature-loving family. … More Nature-Inspired Gifts For Children

Autumn Leaf Peepers

The other morning, we made these pretty leaf masks, or “leaf peepers” as I like to call them.
The thing I love about this activity is that it requires a walk in nature to hunt for the leaves. We tried to find leaves as large as possible so that they would cover our faces. Such an easy, pretty craft! … More Autumn Leaf Peepers

Back To (Home) School

Every September, I’ve done a tiny “something” to make back-to-school season special for my kids. I hope it goes without saying that nobody NEEDS to do any of these things! (Let’s be honest, it’s nice looking through my front window in pyjamas while the other people walk to the school bus.)
I love family traditions though, and there are a few we’ve been doing the past few years since we officially started homeschooling. I thought I would share these ideas in case it’s on anyone’s heart to celebrate the new school year. … More Back To (Home) School

Raising Butterflies

Releasing our butterflies felt sort of like a special gift to the Earth. We felt a little sad to see them go, but also happy to see them be released into the natural world. We have been wondering about them ever since we set them free! Have they lain more eggs? Have new generations of caterpillars hatched? Could there possibly be beautiful butterflies flitting around right now, that are from the same family line as the ones we released? So many beautiful, magical things to wonder about! … More Raising Butterflies

How will they make friends?

When I first considered homeschooling, there was a part of me that worried whether we’d have enough things to do. Would there be other children to play with? How will they make friends? I was well aware of the stigma surrounding homeschoolers, and it was my mission to make sure my kids were the exception. Looking back however, I see just how uninformed and unnecessary those fears were. … More How will they make friends?