Category Archives: the great outdoors

spiritual refreshment in the gardens

A stroll through an indoor garden proved to be exactly what I needed this winter!

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summer road trip snapshots (part 1)

If you’ve been around here this summer, you know my family took a HUGE road trip from our state of Pennsylvania all the way down to the Gulf Coast of Texas! With no exaggeration or trying to help this sound ‘blog pretty’…the entire trip, every single day, was such a blessing and went incredibly smoothly. […]

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10 of our Favorite 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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savoring summer

Yesterday poured rain in our area, pausing outdoor plans with friends…. but the day before that one?   Quiet.  Still.  Incredibly gentle weather. So, we took advantage…savoring an impromptu dinner picnic by the river. A perfect end to a summer day.   Want to share your thoughts? Click here to send me an email.

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