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I love this boy! He woke up at 6:30am and promptly started watching @beargrylls . He got dressed, packed his explorer bag and went out into the wild. He made himself a shelter with torches. This is where he feels most at home... Out amongst the trees and fresh air. And I adore every single bit of it! Thank you @beargrylls for feeding my wildchild's heart for adventure! #wildchild #littleexplorer #outinnature #minibeargrylls #letthembelittle #letthembefree #pnwfarm #farmlife #exploring #imagination
Today we are traveling to NAMIBIA 🇳🇦// okay we aren’t really going to Africa but I gathered as many books as I could find (which wasn’t many), printed out some of @janbrettauthor coloring sheets and thanks to our @letters.from.afar we set off on an at home adventure to the sand dunes of Namibia. I love that books and stories can help transport us to places far away and ultimately add to my travel bucket list. // What is one place on your family travel bucket list? Currently the top ones on mine are Hawaii, Australia and New England..... and about 1000 other places.
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Oceanside, California January 2019 This. Is. Her. Happy. Place. She actually cried when she had to get off the rocks and head for the car. She is at one with the sea. I mean that wholeheartedly. She is like her mama. She loves her some ocean. Where is your favorite place to be? ——————————— Follow us @ourlifeisatrip 🌊————————— • • • #beachlife #ourlifeisatrip #travelmore #familyblog #livingourbestlife #travelgram #instatravelling #instagood #familytravel #beauty #ocean #california #pacific #phoebereiss #getoutside #letthembefree #wildchild #play #oside #oceanside
This is what God instructed the Parents to do! Educating our children is actually not the job of strangers or experts it’s the job of the parents! We Parents decided to relinquish that duty to other people and then sit around and complain about how awful the schools are! Our children were never suppose to be in an institution all day anyway! We’ve been tricked, bamboozled, hoodwinked!! #bringyourchildrenhome #homeschool #dontbeafraid #itsnotthathard #educationisexciting #learningisfun #letthembefree #freeandwildchildren #johntaylorgatto #itsourjobtoeducateourchildren
'The eyes are the window to the soul' isn't just for humans but it's humans who cause the pain! #elephant #thailand #beautiful #soul #animals #noriding #notreking #letthembefree #kingofthejungle #savetheelephants #stop #animalcruelty
Happy Friday! This week has been very different for me with a lot of other exciting creative projects full of challenges 😳. Making has been in the air and ideas have been floating but I have to hold and wait a little longer before I can get on them.... such a pressure of london life and desire to keep things out there to rush this time- but I’m gonna hold...hold... hold... #handmadeclothing #slowfashion #newideas #space #growth
Let them be bold, quiet, happy, sad, and even angry. The range of emotions is like a painter’s palette. We can teach them how to use those colors and emotions to make something really beautiful. ❤️ @takeapicturelady
PLAY DOH - This stuff is my Go To activity when it’s too hot to go outside and they’ve already used up their 30 minute screen time quota for the day. It’s so diverse!! You can incorporate hundreds (maybe thousands?) of learning opportunities. My favourite is this - relief printing and creating a large-scale scene in collaboration with my kids. After it’s constructed we do imaginative play using characters that “live” in this environment. So. Much. Fun!! We always make our own play doh (the store bought stuff smells toxic) and that’s another fun learning opportunity in itself. I’ve recently discovered that Turmeric can be used to dye the doh a bright yellowy-orange! I’m keen to investigate other natural dyes too - any hot tips??? #playdohfun #makingourownfun #creativekids
Of de zon nu schijnt, het regent of sneeuwt - zou het nog gaan sneeuwen? - onze Elfjes vliegen naar je toe! Morgen geven we weer magische post weg: dit keer een Sterrenkijk brief van Elfje Cosmo! Ideaal voor de (nog) donkere dagen, want op de donkerste dagen schijnen de sterren het felst ⭐ Kennen jullie nog bijzondere Mensenkinderen om te verrassen? Doe dan morgen weer mee! 💕
Each year, approximately 1.5 million shelter animals are euthanized (670,000 dogs and 860,000 cats). Although that number has declined dramatically over the past few years, that’s still far too many beautiful souls leaving this planet too soon. Adoption is everything! If you have space in your heart and time to treat these babies right, think about saving a life. Skip the breeders and puppy mills who look at dogs as $$$ and profits. My sweet boy was found on the streets at 6 months old just skin and bone. Follow our stories to see the spoiled dog he is now and that he deserves to be! We rescued a perfect cat on the same day too! And if this isn’t overwhelming enough, let me just add one more thing. If you are interested in adoption (or even fostering) and are open to it, think about taking in a senior pet. Often overlooked but still have so much love to give and deserve a warm bed for their last few years! If you’re still reading, 😘. . . . #adoptdontshop #rescueisthebestbreed #rescuedogs #doglovers #alltheyneedislove #alwaysadopt #spayandneuter #pitbulladvocate #boxeradventures #fortheloveofdogs #savealltheanimals #pitbullrescue #letthembefree #iloveanimals #animalsarethebest #unconditionallove #rescuefosterdonate #everythinghelps #theyalldeservelove #rescuepets #notjustdogsandcats
"Spiritual souls recognize that all Animals are spiritual beings." -Anthony Douglas Williams ****Hope every one has a great Thursday! -Caitie💙 #@shea_elyse #@sheashining #spiritualbeings #spiritanimals #weappriciateshea #newedit #happythursday #nature #naturelover #letthembefree #animallove #animallovers #quotes
Last nights escapees are enjoying a day in the paddock with Jester until their fencing is fixed 🐑
As parents, our efforts are about our children’s well-being ✨ One of The topic is the environment we are going to leave them 🌈🌿We try our best in choosing sustainable toys (like wooden toys, second hand toys etc) and, most of all, we always keep in mind that presence is better than present 😉♥️
--Toff-- You might have seen this outfit in my stories but I thought it deserved its own space on the grid. Toff is very much at the baby kangaroo stage of wanting to bounce away and be super independent (he refuses to hold his brothers hand) and then spring back and have a snuggle! **I don't usually take photos of the boys when they are upset but I was right next to him and knew he would be fine in a couple of seconds.** Romper @amberose_apparel Top @freddie_foxandco (foxbox sold out but use JAMTOFF15 for anything on the site including the new exclusive fabrics!!) #amberroseapparelrep #amberroseapparel #colouryouradventure #ffnco #ffncorep #whattoffswearing #slide #instakidsuk #instakidsfashion #dresskidslikekids #letthembefree #letthekids #letthembelittle
A day at the beach! 🏖 Noah’s first time, he didn’t love it 😂 #sandandbabiesdontmix
Something we like very much about traveling: meeting other traveling families! We find that you can get to know each other pretty well in a short period of time. Maybe that is because you have a common ground to start from, or because you know your time together is limited, so you want to make most of it! Anyway, we had a great sleepover meetup at the lighthouse with the Bush-Vinje family (@wanderdaughter ). We had a great BBQ, talked a lot, played games together,..... Looking forward to our next meetup, somewhere in the world!! 💜 . Do you like making new friend or do you prefer some family alone time while traveling? 💜 . . #nofilter #puertoangel #adventurefamily #nomadfamily #takeyourkidseverywhere #letthembefree #reizenmetkinderen #lifeschool #roadschooling #slowtravel #travellingourplanet #takethekids #seetheworld #adventureiscalling #wanderlusttravel #travelingfamily #letthemexplore #awesomeplaces #adventure #travelwithkids #traveladdict #travelgram #mytinyatlas #familytravel #travelfamily #worldschool #worldschooling #worldschoolers #slowtravel
We were lucky enough to have my little cousin come spend a few days with us. Being away from family is tough, but their visits are so awesome. Ever since she was born, our youngest Aster has been extremely attached to our cousin Hayley. Even as a baby with colic, Aster was soothed by Hayley. They have such a strong connection. It was so great to take Hayley out and show her all our favorite places. Do your kids have a strong connection to anyone in your family? Our oldest, Lily is very attached to her Uncle Derek. He actually lived with us when she was born. Thankfully Derek spent hours holding Lily while my husband worked from home. #outdoorkids #adventure #raisedgood #familylife #familytime #familyvisit #outdoorfam #outdoorlovers #outdoorlife #outdoorfamcommunity #outdoorfamily #hikingfamily #homeeducators #heartschool #hikingadventures #letthembefree #letthembelittle #letthembewild #childhoodunplugged #raisedgood #raisedoutdoors #raisingkidswild #wildandtiny #wildandfreechildren
B a b y B e a r 🐻 . The first of my four children that actually uses his crib ... well most the time! Last night I had Madden up unwell, and between him waking in pain and Sonny’s regular feeds I’m feeling it today! I don’t think one coffee will cut it ! When did your little one start sleeping through? Lucas began at one year old, Landon didn’t sleep through till he was four , and maddens 2 and a half years and I could count on my hand the amount of times he has ! Here’s hoping Sonny’s the first to sleep through before a year old! Wishful thinking 💭 . . . . @peppapenny . . .
Some weeks we are on and we days that are filled with morning baskets, workbooks, exploring, readings and tons of free time. Then there are weeks like this week where screentime dominates our day and we only get through morning baskets. The thing is that’s OKAY. Our weeks are flexible and learning never stops so there is always time for more planned activities and exploring. Some weeks we just need to lean into the challenges (we have had a few this week) and give ourselves the freedom to just be. // how do you manage “off” weeks?
A. has been very keen recently on doing dot-to-dot and maze activities. Still not keen on colouring in - ahw, bless him, but he loves collecting his favourite colouring in pages, especially the ones where are numbers or letters on. He is so keen on learning new things and I was very happy to see that his teacher gave him some things to do over the Christmas Break (we did ask for this as we took him 2 weeks out of school! 🙈). He loved learning about all the geometric forms even he was already familiar with most. His EY teacher gave us loads of sheets from @twinklresources and I saw today the #twinklfridge #challenge to get a month FREE description which would be absolutely amazing! I have been thinking of joining for quite some time and also found out they do GERMAN learning sheets too, so perfect for our #bilingual journey. I also printed and laminated some “Loop writing skills”. Who would like to join us in a new adventure?! Also, can you spot my epic fail? 🤣🤣☺️ Clearly not using the laminator often enough. . . . #homeeducation #homeeducationuk #fridgegoals #dottodot #activity #activitybook #learningwithfun #letthemplay #letthembefree #wildchild #nocolouring #geometry #countdown #learning #german #twinkl #learningresources
According to Hendrix ballet attire is appropriate for all occasions #hendrixkelly • • • • #toddlerlife #childhoodunplugged #letthembelittle #letthembefree #phx #myphx #cenpho #preschool #ballet
When your stuck in bed with gastro and you regret all the times you took eating delicious food for granted #imissfood . . . Anyone else seem to catch all the nasty bugs now you have a little toddler?! 🦠 #toddlersaregross I used to work in a medical centre, and a school. Those places were filled with people who didn’t practice good hygiene #peoplearegross 😷 , and yet I never got sick. But add a small human to your household who licks trolleys in supermarkets, and all of a sudden we seem to catch every bug out there #buildingupourimmunity 👌🏼 . . Anyway, I’m now on the mend and decided to treat myself to a açai bowl #treatyourself 🙌🏻 Perfect for another forty plus day here in Sydney #sydneyheatwave . . . . . . . . . . #motherhoodunplugged #mumlife #mumsofinstagram #tinymoments #mumswithcameras #arlocharles #arlothegooddinosaur #lessonsforarlo #raisinglittlehumans #letthembelittle #babymealideas #babyfoodinspiration #babyfoodies #foodislife #documentingmotherhood #letthembefree #littleandbrave #unitedinmotherhood #capturingmoments #healthykids #emondokids #ecofriendly #nonplastic
T o u ch 👌 B a s e . Well guys, apologies first of all for the silence since Christmas, but it was such an amazing season for my little family and I didn't want it to end! . I got to spend some much needed time being present with the children and re-affirming some of our family values which was just bloody lovely. . I know all good things must come to an end but I'm just taking my time with things here at Darkside Towers. 2019 feels like it's going to be a special year for me and despite a few bumps (childcare still an issue 🙄) I can feel magic in the air. . I have lots on my goals list and unfortunately some of those I can't achieve doing the same things I've always done. . If your still reading this (😂), then bare with me. I will be releasing slots very soon but I want to make sure I can give the attention to detail I always include in your orders and you gorgeous people deserve 🖤 x . @lifeofnye . #pinitonthedarkside #friendships #loyalty #brandrep #instafashion #instakids #mamasofinsta #fun #wildandfree #childhood #mytrickytoddler #exploring #wonder #awe #letthembelittle #kidswhoexplore #letthembefree #makingmemories #magicinchildhood #magic #theheartcaptures #childhoodunplugged #documentingitall #myhappycapture #honestlymothering #snaphappybritmums #darksidephotochallenge #tribemamalove
Het is overal te vinden ✨🍃
I haven't done a post with Marley in for a long time, id be lost without my little black shadow life without a pet is just strange to me as iv always grown up with pets. He somehow always knows when im pregnant and is always so careful of my bump and just puts his head against it its so sweet 🐱💕 . . . #motherhoodunplugged #motherhoodrising #toddlersofinstagram #momtribe #momlife #babyboy #teammotherly #unitedinmotherhood #momswithcameras #mommymoments #babiesofinstagram #bestofmom #simplymamahood #honestlymothering #cameramama #raisingthefuture #documentyourdays #motherly #instamama #momlifestyle #mytinytribe #motherhoodintheraw #mumswhostyle #littlemomentsofhappiness #mamasgotthis #letthembewild #letthembefree #childhoodunplugged #childhood #toddlers
In the tough moments today (We all know there will be a few!), let’s try something different! Bees and Parents, picture this... You’re standing in front of your little one and they are upset- They wanted the blue cup! They don’t want to put on their shoes! They want to go outside RIGHT NOW! Are you with me? Now, rather than get upset yourself, let’s shock them! Let’s see what happens if we just stop and TWIRL! You heard me! In the midst of that rough patch, let’s shake it up and see what happens! Whether you’re in the kitchen, the store, the playroom, or the front yard, let’s see if a little uninhibited, arms to the side, head back twirl session will diffuse even the hardest moment with your little one today. Who knows, the tantrum might even end in giggles for you BOTH! #letthembelittle #letthembefree #oursweetbees #busybeeshivekids #busybeesfamily #twirlwednesday #arizona #phoenix #scottsdale #paradisevalley #gilbert #scottsdalemoms #phoenixmoms #paradisevalleymoms #gilbertmoms #arizonaparents #phoenixparents #scottsdaleparents #gilbertparents #arizonadad
“Take a picture of me wearing my new dress for daddy please” with pleasure my gorgeous girl 👧🏼 😫😍💔 #LolaRose #FirstBorn #CheesyGrin
#Repost from @djurensratt. För 10 år sedan var det tillåtet att använda elefanter 🐘 på cirkusar i Sverige. Idag är det förbjudet! ✌️ Förändring för djuren tar tid, men tillsammans gör vi skillnad! 💪❤️ #djurensrätt #10yearchallenge #intepåcirkus #animalrights #elephant #circus #circusanimals #victory #friendsnotentertainment #theydontbelongincaptivity #notourstouse #letthembefree #theymatter #veganlife #djurvän #bekind #animallover #loveanimals #bethechange #ethicalliving #compassion #togetherwearestronger #veganfortheanimals #awesome
6 months of sweetness and a whole lot of love.
The naked chef 👨‍🍳 • • #totlife
FOREST SCHOOL - Today was our first ever @little_seedpods playgroup here in Brisbane. I only captured a few moments!! Our attendees for this round range in age from 1.5 to 11 (though the older kids will all be returning to school in another week). I had my kids with me so of course they were super clingy and needy 😂🙄 My youngest insisted I carry her everywhere! I’m really looking forward to seeing the progress she makes as she will come with me each week. Soon she’ll be an expert nature lover 🌏💗Registrations for next round are open. Message me for application information. #forestschoolleader #playgroup #somuchfun #35degreescelsius
In love with this floral first birthday put together by @christine_simplybloom over at This Haus of Ours 🌸
This child has grown into such a thoughtful and attentive little human. Tonight we sat together and read a book I bought a while back and saved for her to grow into. It had to do with feelings, and their color association. At the end of the book it asked - how does your heart feel? To which she looked up at me and said - Mommy, you make my heart feel happy. I couldn’t help but say, my sweet girl - you’re the reason my heart is happy too. #willastone
This adventure has given me a lot of things, but today I’m most grateful for it giving me this boy. Yes, he’s always been a happy and sweet boy, but these travels have amplified his personality. A week ago we were driving over a hill and just as we came to the peak, I heard him whisper to himself ‘my heart is so happy.’ I’m literally tearing up right now just replaying that moment. He was hesitant for this trip... Worried about losing his cat. Scared that his dog will run away. Unsure about the places we planned to visit, but seeing him look out the window and whisper that to myself... Experiencing that moment with him, when he wasn’t saying it for attention, but instead Just overcome with emotion. Dang, that felt good and that is why we are doing this. Then, as we drove in to San Diego he quietly said ‘I bet this is what paradise looks like.’ Bless him. He’s climbed rocks and dug in sand. He’s swam and biked. He’s laughed. A. Lot. He’s asked questions he’s never asked before. He’s had a new desire to learn and my favorite... Have his voice be heard. I’ve learned so much about him in this short time and I am so proud that he’s felt bold enough to come out of his shell and try new things. I’ve realized the things he needs to feel safe, like being able to know how many hours until we arrive or having the GPS screen visible from his seat. Or maybe something as simple as showing him a picture of the landscape we are about to visit. All of it, it’s teaching me to meet him. To meet personalities like him. Those that need stability but also crave adventure. Those that will move mountains, but need to know how to get there first. He’s been very challenged with his trip and hearing that those challenges didn’t break him, but instead strengthened him, makes me so incredibly grateful for these past 8 months of living tiny so we can live large.
Chalk is a staple in our house. My girls have invented so many ways to use and play with it - I’m constantly amazed! Often it involves smashing the chalk down to form a fine powder which is then used in all sorts of potions and “food” for the chickens or us. This time they did some gorgeous leaf drawings pretty self directed. All I did was suggest they draw it (after they picked them for umbrellas). We had to buy more chalk yesterday and now they’re at it again!! What’s your staple play material? #creativekids #chalk #upsince5am #freerangechildhood
Lovely evening at Basecamp with the Adventure Club and Backwoods Challenge Group’s, working on open fire cooking and and campfire management. #theshacs #backwoodschallenge #adventureclub at #belmontschool #learningoutdoors #lifeskills #noscreens #natureisbest #teachthemyoung #letthembefree
Première sortie aujourd'hui, quel bien ça fait! Le soleil et la nature m'apellaient! Bébé bien au chaud tout contre moi et les grands-frères qui gambadent joyeusement. Nous avons aussi observé les traces d'animaux dans la neige! #wildandfree #wildandfreechildren #letthembefree #montagne #pleinair #jura3lacs #exploringnaturewithchildren #150hoursoutside #montagnesneuchateloises #switzerland #mamanchretienne
Temple visit with our friend and neighbour 16 year old Kadir to his family temple
At this temple to the forest god people have statues made to represent prayers that were answered. Many of these were for children.
I love this quote. I've always been a very strong character, driven and determined. Now I'm where I am in life I can reflect back with love and respect for my parents and the advice, support and nurture they gave me, allowing me to be free and to be me. Now I'm a parent I can understand that we are here to provide a helping hand, to advise, to empower, love, support our children. But who they are and what they become is entirely up to them. It's incredible to watch my boy develop, im in awe, and I look forward so much to seeing who he becomes, watching him as he flourishes in life. But there us still a part of me that wants to wrap him in my arms and never let go. #parenthood #letthembefree #nurturechildren #nurture #loveourchildren #bestrong #watchthemgrow #lovemybaby #motherhood
“Closed in a room, my imagination becomes the universe, and the rest of the world is missing out.” ✨ . . Way to hot to play outside today, so we were stuck inside in the air conditioning making our own fun #anotherfortydegreeday ☀️ Eric taught Arlo how to “drift” 🤦🏼‍♀️ I think I’m going to regret this when he turns 16 and wants to learn how to drive #wholikesfastcars . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . #motherhood #motherhoodunplugged #mumlife #mumsofinstagram #mumblog #mytinymoments #mumswithcameras #arlocharles #arlothegooddinosaur #lessonsforarlo #raisinglittlehumans #letthembelittle #invitationtoplay #playingislearning #tactileplay #playdiscovercreate #playmatters #playbasedlearning #wherelearningmeetsplay #documentingmotherhood #letthembefree #littleandbrave #unitedinmotherhood #capturingmoments
Not going to lie... I totally thought Saguaro National Park wouldn’t be worth seeing. Come on... A cactus is its iconic feature. Holy wrong. These beasts are no joke. I found myself in awe and so grateful we slowed down on our travels today. After a change of plans we had a couple of fast travel days and that got me thinking... There are many different ways people ‘count’ visiting a state... They drive through it. The use the toilet in that state. Make a memory. Have an experience. Do ‘the deed’. Eat a meal. So, what is the requirement for you to check a state off your list?
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