Category Archives: nature and play

postcards from Chicago :: a day at Transforming Community

fall foliage

Part of self-care for me has meant radical care for my body: good sleep, healthier foods and following through on checkups. I am also caring radically for my soul….


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ten things I’m loving right now

ten things for fall

This post has been in the works for a little while!  Ten things I’ve enjoyed over the last month; some affiliate links in post. 1.  Sunshine :: we homeschool, read and play outside as much as possible while the days are still warm(er).  Of course, the back porch remains my favorite outdoor spot! 2.  Recently, Kirk […]

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Introducing Fact Cards for your Homeschool :: plus a giveaway!

Cards received at no cost to me and I was compensated for my time to review. Affiliate links included in post.  All opinions are my own. Throughout our homeschool journey — going on year 12 now! — I’ve been a BIG fan of collecting the ‘extras’. You know…the completely cool tools and games which may […]

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10 of our Favorite Gardening Books for Preschoolers

gardening books for preschoolers

This past winter (so glad that’s behind us!), I posted a list of 10 of our favorite preschool winter books. A reader emailed in asking if I would consider other posts like this one, and today I’m happy to share more of our favorites, this time around gardening! Now, you must know I am not […]

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Exploration Station :: our winter wonderland nature table

{post contains affiliate links; see disclosure here} Not long ago, I introduced you to our way of {hopefully} solving the homeschool winter blues – Exploration Station! It’s just the idea of a ‘learning corner’ — setting out materials for the children to explore and play with.  Last week I decided to focus on our winter […]

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in merry celebration

I have not disappeared from blog land (thanks for the emails of inquiry)! Similar to many of you, this month boasts of activity and more hustle bustle than other seasons.  I attempted to simplify it all (and we somewhat did), but this December was altogether different — it was best to ‘go with the flow’! […]

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