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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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Spring Nature Club – The Great Outdoors

This past Saturday was the first class of my Spring Nature Club.  Each Saturday morning for four weeks we will meet at a local park and spend our time fully immersed in the great outdoors together.  I love how the group is always mixed ages.  The children have so much to learn from one another. …

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Fleeting Moments

Oh these moments, they are so fleeting – aren’t they?  I haven’t been in this space for a long time and find it harder and harder to keep up with my blog.  Yet, I have a deep desire to once again keep this place active and updated and I hope to find a way to …

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Candlemas Bright

“This ancient festival marks the midpoint of winter, halfway between the shortest day and the spring equinox. Candlemas is a traditional Christian festival that commemorates the ritual purification of Mary forty days after the birth of her son Jesus.  On this day, Christians remember the presentation of Jesus Christ in the Temple…. In pre-Christian times, …

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The Best Days

The summer days are coming to an end and our little playgarden has been savoring the last sweet moments of it the best we can before autumn arrives.  There has been so many amazing nature experiences we’ve shared together in our garden, in the backwoods and our playspace. Our garden is finally producing some yummy …

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Dandelion Tea

The children harvested dandelions from our playyard today so we could make Dandelion Tea together.   It is well-known that the root of dandelions have many healing properties.  A huge new grant has been put toward researching more about this beautiful “weed” after findings that dandelion root tea killed cancer cells.  The children did not …

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