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…

A Bug On A Shoe

In education and parenting you often hear the phrase, “teachable moments.” Often, it’s in response to some sort of event or particular behavior, but sometimes, at least here, a teachable moment crops up when you have an unexpected visitor. Just yesterday I purchased two little sketchbooks for less than $2 a piece and told E. and…

Earth Worm, Inch Worm, Book Worm

Reading has always been a big part of our summers. I am a reader, and all through my life nothing has made me happier than a stack of books, a comfortable spot on a porch or under a tree, and hours of the day, unfilled, stretched before me. Of course, now as a mother of…

Summertime Rhythm

I’ve spent the last several days going back through my books, going over my planner, and thumbing through my Whole Family Rhythms Summer Guide. While our whole summer is far from planned out (and I wouldn’t want to do that anyway), I’ve nailed down some solid events and activities. Below is a basic daily schedule,…

Review: The Garden Classroom

I have another book for you! If you follow me on Instagram you might have seen a shot of it in the last couple of weeks as I’ve been going through it in preparation for the summer, but I wanted to share (yet another) review here. The Garden Classroom by Cathy James is one of those…

How We Plant Things

First, you need some dirt. Lots of it. Then you need to give that dirt some love. And while mum is helping Brother make a hole for the pepper plant, you sneakily take pictures of her. She only kept the one with her feet and the one with the tomato (Or is this the pepper?) in it….

Throw Back Thursday Book Review

Just under a year ago I read How to Raise a Wild Child by Scott D. Sampson. It’s really what initially got me thinking about Mama’s Forest School and what my children really need in life – and what I really need in life. I wrote a review of this truly wonderful book last June on a…

Book Review:Nature Preschools and Forest Kindergartens

As I mentioned in a post a couple of weeks ago, I love to research things. I recently finished going through a seriously awesome book and I wanted to share it with you. If you follow me on Instagram or you saw my post “What’s More Important“, you’ll have seen me pull a few great…

What If We Could All Go to School Outside?

A little more background about me: I’m a teacher. Specifically, I teach adult education. I help folks who, generally, are trying to get a high school credential, either through taking classes and making up credits they missed in high school, or by helping them prepare for the HiSET (another version of the GED that the…

What’s More Important?

“What’s more important in preschool, learning your letters or learning to overcome your fear of tromping through that deep puddle? Or does learning to overcome your fear actually create a foundation for learning letters?” (Sobel, 2015, p. 41) I’m smack in the middle of Nature Preschools and Forest Kindergartens by David Sobel, and this question has…