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Painting with Wildflowers

The girls and I discovered an amazingly fun new way to create with nature today.  On one of your nature walks collect the tops of flowers that you come across (dandelions work great!).  On white paper, use the flower tops to “paint” pictures and see your child’s face light up when the color of the …

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Hand-Me-Downs Stop Here – Saying Goodbye to Babyhood

A few weeks ago I started sorting through all of our winter and spring clothing and like each year, prepared to put stuff away or into a hand-me-down box for the next child to wear when they got bigger.  But, this time was different.  Now that my youngest daughter is growing out of all of …

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The Gift of An Unhurried Childhood – Nature Club Saturdays

Allergy season has come upon us and two of my four daughters suffer so badly that they can hardly open their eyes in the mornings.  I decided to leave my own girls home for this reason today and headed off to meet my nature club children on my own. It was strange going off to …

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Living Without Fear in a Frightening World

“Fear is an emotion induced by a perceived threat which causes entities to quickly pull far away from it and usually hide. It is a basic survival mechanism occurring in response to a specific stimulus, such as pain or the threat of danger…It is worth noting that fear almost always relates to future events, such as worsening of a situation, or continuation of a situation that …

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Mushrooming

We had such a fun experiment with this mushroom kit.  The mushrooms grow in recycled coffee grounds right on your windowsill in less than 10 days.  The process really amazed the girls and it was so much fun to watch and chart the progress.   The mushrooms seemed kind of yuck to us at first …

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