Letting them lead.

“An eternal question about children is, how should we educate them? Politicians and educators consider more school days in a year, more science and math, the use of computers and other technology in the classroom, more exams and tests, more certification for teachers, and less money for art. All of these responses come from the … More Letting them lead.

a children’s seasonal bookshelf // WINTER

  This week, our morning nature walks have been snow-filled and bitterly cold. There’s a certain stillness outside, a silence that blankets the earth only in winter. There’s nothing quite like a brisk walk in a snow-covered forest, breathing in that sharp fresh air and then returning indoors to peel off all the layers. We … More a children’s seasonal bookshelf // WINTER

Beeswax Leaf Dipping

I love weaving simple traditions into each season. They have truly enriched our family life! Together, we look forward to the special gifts that each season brings. Every morning we head out on a nature walk, to visit a familiar forest by our home. I believe it’s really important for kids to be exposed to … More Beeswax Leaf Dipping

Our Egg Hatch Project

Spring is in full swing over here now, and we’ve been keeping busy with lots of little projects! At our homeschool co-op, we’ve planted seedlings, and started building a living play structure out of willow shoots. At home we’ve made a temporary habitat for observing earthworms, and filled our bookshelves with beautiful spring stories. We’ve seen … More Our Egg Hatch Project