Our days and weeks of late have been filled with both settling and exploration. Each day we settle into our new home a bit more, create new cozy nooks and spaces for play, find the just-right spot to hang a piece of art or a kitchen utensil… And each day, we venture outdoors to explore… Continue reading A new nest.
Well, that is quite a loaded lately! It’s hard to believe that I’ve been pulled away from this space for almost a year now. Though my mind and hands have been too occupied to make it here to share and connect, my heart has been here. If you have stuck around and are checking in periodically, thank… Continue reading Lately…
Before the snow
A glimpse into our days before the snow graced November… // rose hip harvest // forest fort building // co-op trip to the zoo // hanging with a runaway turtle at the plant conservatory // garden clean-up actually happened this year (kinda) due to the late snow! // nourishing cocoa with cacao, chaga, ashwaghanda… Continue reading Before the snow
autumn edibles + life learning
There’s a lot of pressure on young children to learn how to read and write; it seems as though this expectation is now in stride with learning how to tie your shoelaces. Just today I heard from a mom whose five year old brought home worksheets to fill out as homework. For kindergarten. Homework. As… Continue reading autumn edibles + life learning
cozy reading clay animal play Reading practice is more grown up when you’re reading to a smaller one… A little corner of our home… Cosmic Kids Yoga is a fave. Baking pumpkin pies. Knitting stash. The kids call it “the best homeschool co-op ever”. Gorgeous new map book! Waldorf human and animals study. Tidying. Mid-morning… Continue reading october days
Carrying on with our new found love for shrubs (seriously considering a soda stream for sparkling water), we decided to try making an elderberry shrub syrup. A couple (tiny) folks in our home are not huge fans of elderberry flavour, but if you like elderberry you’ll enjoy this drink. We ended up blending some elderberry with some… Continue reading elderberry bubbly
Fall has been so good to us, clasping the hand of summer and not letting go quite yet. The air is fall fresh, yet not biting. The leaves are underfoot and crunching. The birds and squirrels are about, preparing. And we’re out with them. Learning. Playing. Creating. Dreaming. What’s in our outdoor classroom wagon? //… Continue reading outdoor classroom
shrub it off
Harvest season is probably my favourite time of year – the one where we fall back into familiar rhythms, breathe in the crisp air as we bring in the last of nature’s garden offerings. Chard, kale, borage and basil to dehydrate for green powder and pestos. Squash for baking and soups. Grapes to freeze and flavour kombucha,… Continue reading shrub it off
DIY Playhouse Project // Back on track
Things slowed down quite a lot this summer as we were either busy in the garden, splashing in the kiddie pool or on a sweet summer adventure. The kids are back in action and reinvigorated to work on their project. We were all re-inspired by this video! The other day they scored some aluminum roofing… Continue reading DIY Playhouse Project // Back on track
13 times around the sun
Aaand just like that, another teenager in our home! One who knows what she loves – animals, crafting, music and cooking to name a few. It’s a joy to spend time with her learning about animals, taking on DIY projects, singing along to favorite songs and whipping up meals in the kitchen.