Pirates!

M. is in love with pirates. He likes to strut around the house with his rubber boots and speak in his gravely pirate voice. His favorite toy at the moment is his wooden pirate ship. Yes, we’re all about pirates.  M. decided that he needed a wooden pirate sword. He already has a couple of…

Whole Family Rhythms: A Review

I’ve reviewed a few different resources on the blog (if you’re curious, there are links to my reviews under the “Natural Resources” heading just above), and they’ve all been linked with forest schools and nature preschools or encouraging children to spend more time in nature. I have one more resource for you today, but it’s…

Bugs and Toads

E. is at theater camp all week, and after we drop her off in the morning, M. and I have the day to ourselves. Yesterday, after running a few errands, lunch, and a nap, we spent the afternoon outside. Obviously I’m biased, but I feel M. is possibly the best absolute kind of little boy….

Things I’m Learning

Despite the fact that we’re already through the first week of July, we’ve really only started our summer (and it’s going to be over far too soon).`However, in our few weeks of freedom I’ve learned (or relearned things I’d forgotten from last summer) a few things that have made this time so full to the…

Our Week (Thus Far)

True to my predictions this past Tuesday, this week has been far quieter, and thank goodness for that, than previous weeks. We’ve had swim lessons, walks in the woods, and swimming, swimming, swimming galore, particularly earlier in the week, when the heat and humidity was just about unbearable. None of us took¬†off our bathing suits…

Checking In

Oh, it feels like it’s been far too long since I put fingers to the keyboard here! Summer has been ver busy for us of late (as you may have picked up if you follow me on Instagram). As I was preparing for our little forest school over the summer I had rather forgotten how…