When I was a kid, we literally lived in the woods. Our little cabin was surrounded by trees, streams, and undeveloped land. Playing outside is what you did. Television was a special occasion. Cartoons were on Saturdays only (e.g. Saturday morning cartoons). There was no TV 'on demand'. There was no 'streaming', and I didn't … Continue reading A Morning at Free Forest School
Finally we have some temperatures warming here in the Northeast; 70 degrees on February 21st (not a good sign for global warming). It's been nice to see some sunshine and have more moderate temperatures for a bit. During this last weekend warm up (40 degrees! woo-whoo!) we took advantage of the semi-sunny February day by … Continue reading Winter hiking with kids: 6 Tips and Tricks
Being Mrs. Mother Dirt, I am here to advocate that the best things in life really are FREE. Entertaining Spending time with our children does not have to be expensive. In fact, it can be as easy as walking out your front door....literally. Here is a list of 5 things - for FREE- that you … Continue reading 5 FREE things to do with kids today
One of my favorite projects I did with the girls last month was making pine cone bird feeders. After an unseasonal warm-up, we had more than 18 inches of snow dumped on us. I felt for those poor birds. For the next week the temperatures stayed in the 20's and the ground was 100% covered. … Continue reading Pinecone Bird Feeders
This was the best nature find of our hiking adventures this weekend! #optoutside What was your adventure?
After a difficult week and not being myself the last month, I was craving to get out of the house and into the fresh air. I am a member of a local hiking group but my work schedule restricts the hikes I can attend, and decided to explore on our own today. So I packed … Continue reading Much needed nurturing by Mother Nature