"Crafts" don't have to be just for those that like glitter, pom poms, or all frilly for that matter. It can be a creative tool for learning, for boys and girls. As the weather began to make changes, I put together a unit study about hibernation/torpor/migration/adaptation for our 6yo daughter, whom we homeschool eclectically. We wrapped up the theme by creating this wilderness diorama. She went through her assortment of animals and picked out which ones did what for Winter, here in New England. Based on that, she decided which type of shelter each needed and went through her nature table to pull from her collection of pinecones. Next, she went outside to collect rocks for the bear den, sticks for the beaver lodge, and pine needles for the trees. This sensory experience, with a mix of nature, paper, hot glue and imagination opened up a great discussion, and a wonderful summation for all we had learned together. It was an enjoyable afternoon crafting, as mother and daughter, as teacher and student. That's what homeschooling is all about for us.
Hadley, Roxy and I found our happy place in the midst of the hustle and bustle in downtown Denver! It's a bummer @ryan.dobbins
was stuck indoors attending meetings on this gorgeous, mid 50's December day, but I'd say us girls are doing just fine playing tourist in a big city!
Right before this picture was taken, they were all standing the same way overlooking White Sands like superheroes. I looked down for half a second to adjust my focus and the boys took off in opposite directions 🤷♀️ gotta be quick with toddlers! The photo I ended up with is a better representation of these three anyway. 💙
Today was a good day, to have a good day.
Sorry I've been so on and off, on Instagram lately. I've been finally practicing more self care off-trail, and trying to adjust to Southern/ East Coast living. New mailboxes, new doctors, dentists, optometrist. And this mama just had my first psychology appointment, so I can take care of my mental health. I need it right now. Life has been way too overwhelming, for way too long. And I'm so ready to take this leap to really take care of me.
And amongst all this self care, I just started a @hikeitbaby
branch here in Goldsboro, NC! We've already had a park play, and today we explored a new trail, with new friends. My heart is full of gratitude today. I may keep falling down, but I'll always get back up again.
Be BRAVE with your one and only life ❤
I laugh at this photo every time I see it! On Saturday morning we visited a Christmas wonderland. The kids was all really excited and ran ahead of us to get there first. They then stood in the doorway like this pretending to be a wall and trying to trick us into not noticing them as we walked past. I’ve never known a wall giggle so much 😂😂 I feel so lucky to have these funny onions in my life 🥰
My sister asked me if my friend and I were training for an iron man after seeing a post about me pulling my child in a sled up the Millcreek winter road. I’m actually training for a yurt trip that I’ll have to pack myself, my toddler and all our supplies in. Planning on taking a sled to help lighten the back pack load. I’ve never carried all my overnight gear before. I imagine it would be easier if I practice. I am going to do a test run w the entire load before the trip. Work out the kinks. On a side note, the hill by Elbow Fork on the Millcreek road is bomb dot com to sled down. I enjoyed myself a little too much. On another side note this pic is my #humansherpa
Mom squad on #avenuestwinpeaks
headed towards the second peak w toddlers in tow. 💪🏻💪🏻💪🏻#utahpeakbaggers #wasatchpeakbaggers #wasatching #wasatchmountains #slc #801
🎄📷Probably the most photographed spot in Eguisheim, France.
•••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• 🤷🏼♀️Que levante la mano quien tienen una foto en el palomar mas fotografiado y mas bonito de Alsacia .
Atención hoy salimos la familia viajera al completo😱👏😂😂
Always amazed by what these guys are capable of. We usually get complaints in the parking lot and along the trail (#toddlers
), but they are always excited at the top!
And Phoenix is such an amazing city with mountains smack in the middle. No excuse not to get out and hike!
#hikingwithkids #pushthelimits #theseviewsthough
We are currently in a little break between Tinkergarten seasons here in Iowa, but of course that doesn't mean we slow down. It has been a busy time packed with tons of fun with this crew of mine. Over and over again, we are reminded that the best gifts we recieve this season is time with the ones you love!
Photo cred📷 @simplyyouphoto
#tinkergarten #outdoorkids #outdoorfamilies
Finding the Beauty in Cloudy Days 🌥
The kids and I have been taking an online photography class together and we are being stretched to look at things in new ways and to find the beauty in an otherwise dull situtation. I love the fact that you don't need to change the cloudy day (in fact, most of the time you can't)! Just throw it into the background and embrace it. It's all a matter of perspective ❤️ #lifelessons #positivity
Don't fear the cold! Embrace the chill and get some fresh air this winter! "It is not only medically sound, but plain common sense that running around outside in the winter is far more beneficial than being cooped up indoors." - Dr. Michael Cohen, Author and Founder of Tribeca Pediatrics
On the way to the beautiful nine arch bridge in Ella, Sri Lanka. Zach is going through a major stick phase at the moment, he just has to have every stick he walks past. He found a stick shaped like Maui's iconic hook stick from Moana and it has actually travelled to 3 countries with us. Boys will be Boys! 😂🙌
We simply wanted to thank you all for following our adventures across Switzerland ! 6 months and 2000 followers later, we are so happy and motivated to explore the rest of 🇨🇭 with you ! Have a wonderful evening 😍
We kept Christmas simple this year!
🎅🏻 Simple decorations and experiences as our gift to each other.
We hope everyone is filled with the Christmas spirit this season and that you get to spend your time with friends and family!
Just a couple of beach bum babes living their best life 🍑🌴
Beyond HEALING Power!💥✨
Every blessed morning of taking more than 16 ounces of 💯% pure organic #celeryjuice
on an empty stomach, I’ve been experiencing all these benefits:
▫️Better mental clarity; brain fog is subsiding little by little along reprogramming my liver function with @medicalmedium
▫️No IBS pain
▫️Feeling more alive, light and experiencing
▫️Increased body energy
▫️Improved migraine & side headaches, vertigo, digestion & elimination
▫️Decreased adrenal fatigue
▫️Boost on my immune system to fight any
type of virus
▫️Less joint & muscle pain
▫️Clearer skin through body including disappearance of Folliculitis!
The list can go on! 🙏🏼💪🏼
I keep sharing this to inspire more to give it a try...
i am not sponsored or anything, just spreading awareness & love through my journey! ☺️❤️
#celeryjuicebenefits #selfcompassion #selflove #familywellness #medicalmedium
The kids loved to try authentic malay cuisine at Jonker Street Melaka.
One of the first things strangers tell me when they see Forden is almost always, "Look at those lips!" So jealous of those smoochers! 💋😍
Also, took my new boots out and I can't recommend them enough. They're @eddiebauer
and they're my new favorites. Check out my stories for more info on the crazy sale they're having right now! I linked my whole outfit if you're interested. ❤️ #eddiebauer #liveyouradventure #sponsored