For Father's Day we escaped to Seward, AK for the weekend. We stayed in a yurt on the beach, explored the tide pools during low tide, hiked up to Marmot Meadows for a spectacular view of Exit Glacier, and visited the Alaska Sea Life Center. What made the weekend especially lovely was the lack of … Continue reading A Weekend in Seward, AK
Every year in May we pack up our gear to celebrate the beginning of camping season. This year we made the 2 hour trip to a beautiful beach in Seward, Alaska. The sun was warm and shining brightly, the mountains were spectacular, and the beach was full of treasure. My kids spent every waking moment on the … Continue reading I love camping.
Simplicity Parenting Course for Parents “Today, the three major environmental challenges of our time are climate change, the biodiversity collapse, and the disconnect between children and nature.” —Richard Louv, July 2013 Todays culture of “more” has put families under extreme pressure as they struggle to cope with the issues of excessive consumption, marketing to children, … Continue reading Simplicity Parenting Course for Parents
It has been raining here for days. The ground is soggy, the rivers are running high, and my kids are bouncing off the walls after too many indoor recesses. Not wanting to face another afternoon inside, we decided to throw on old clothes, puddle boots, and rain coats in order to wander around a local … Continue reading Puddle Hike
Spent a lovely afternoon hiking, exploring, and playing along Scuppernong Springs nature trail (near Ottawa Lake in the Kettle Moraine State Forest). It took us 2 hours to work our way along the loop. We climbed trees, played in streams, floated bark boats, and squished around in the mud. If you live in Southeast Wisconsin … Continue reading Scuppernong Springs: Nature’s Playground
Nature has always been restorative for me. If I’m stressed, tired, frustrated, sad, or perplexed, a simple walk through the woods always helped me to process my thoughts, clear my mind, and reconnect with what is truly important to me. I’ve seen the difference being in nature has on my own children--how it soothes and … Continue reading What We Can Do To Get Kids Outside