Letting them lead.

Children should have time to use their natural curiosity to learn about the world around them. And for that reason, for most of the day my children are immersed in free, imaginative play. The organized activities I share over here and on Instagram are such a tiny part of our life! My children aren’t sitting around the table most of the day doing lessons or book work. In fact, whenever possible I try not to interrupt my children during play. … 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

Strawberry Season

It’s strawberry season. The other day, we went strawberry picking at a little family-owned organic farm by our house. It’s become quite the summer tradition for us to go berry picking, and it seems to always be one of the first things crossed off our mental “summer bucket list”. I’m glad my kids are able … More Strawberry Season

Watermelon Pizza

A watermelon "pizza" for Lucas' birthday celebration at our homeschool co-op this week. 🍉🍃 So easy to make! Just spread a layer of either yogurt or mascarpone (I also mixed in a bit of honey to sweeten🍯), then top with whatever your heart desires! For toppings we used berries, fresh mint leaves from our garden, … More Watermelon Pizza