Outdoor Activities for Kids: Rainbow Chasing

Rainbow Chasing

With spring officially here visions of warm weather, soggy days and mud dance through our heads. On the vernal (or spring) equinox our little squirt and I went outside chasing rainbows. We were lucky enough to catch a rainbow as it began to fade and admire its brilliant colors. Rainbows are…

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Sunday Snippet: Cutting the Conifer

Cutting the Conifer

In the recent crazy weather this country has been experiencing we had some excitement at our house in the form of a fallen tree. The 60 mph winds that Michigan experienced last Thursday landed us with a large pine down in the front yard but luckily no damage came to…

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Sunday Snippet: Images of Insects

Images of Insects

This last Sunday I took my little squirt to the local butterfly conservatory. From March to April butterflies emerge from their chrysalises and are contained in a greenhouse for the children of our town to come and experience. My child was not very interested in seeing these beautiful critters up…

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Sunday Snippet: Searching for Snowies

Searching for Snowies

Searching for owls can be an exhilarating and memorable activity for the family, but don’t just let your expectations that owling has to happen at night hinder your desire to find these incredible creatures. Recently, I took my two and a half year old out with our binoculars and went…

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Outdoor Activities for Kids: Snowshoe Experiment


With the falling snow comes the desire to get outside and play! Many recreational activities take place in the snow including snowboarding, sledding, and snowshoeing. Snowshoeing can be a really fun and engaging activity for the entire family from infants to adults. Get your kiddos interested and excited about going…

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Outdoor Education: Mushrooms for Tots


Recently I ran a hike for early childhood children of 6 months to 3 years of age that was focused around mushrooms. Our forests this fall have been sprouting with all sorts of wonderful mushrooms and I knew I had to take advantage of it. The tricky part with mushrooms…

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Potty Training Toddlers on the Go


Potty training toddlers can be incredibly intimidating especially when you have to travel! Use this potty training hack to make potty training on the go easy! All you need are disposable diaper bags and your potty training potty. To begin put one of the disposable diaper bags into the cup of…

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Sunday Snippet: Loading Logs


We recently spent time helping our little one’s great grandpa with chores around the house. For being in his late eighties he doesn’t ask for a lot of help, so, when he does, we hop right to it. This time he asked that we help stack the ash trees that…

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Sunday Snippet: Apple Adventure


After tons of searching, many phone calls and a few failed attempts we finally found a u-pick apple orchard. In all our 26 years of life, neither my husband nor I have gotten the opportunity to pick apples from trees; this year ended that streak. We took the little squirt…

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