Posts in Little Seeds
Journal 1/23/19: In Pursuit of Knowledge- Kids in the Woods

With a renewed sense of responsibility and an awareness of the good that can be accomplished (if he could just harness the power of fire), he sets out into the woods to try to decipher what items will burn. What will work as tender, what will light quickly or burn slowly?

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Christmas List for Active Families and the Health Enthused

We are getting close to Christmas..... like, reallllll close. It can be hard to know what to get for the active family, or the family that is trying to bump down the grasps of technology and do more outside. This is a short list of the Game Changers in our family, including for my nephews who are older than my kids. I'll keep adding as I think of stuff that has made a difference. So keep checking back!

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Journal: 7/18/18 Parenting, our way

I could tell she was shocked, but the question was innocent.

I don't get upset about these sorts of questions. When you do life different than the norm, in any way, people are curious. They become fascinated and interested when you calmly share your story and perspective. This is the approach I try to take. I'm not trying to "win" anybody to my side or convince anyone my way is magical. Turns out, parenting isn't a religion.... or a war. 

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3 Nature Awareness Activities That Take Less Than 5 Minutes

Nature Awareness is getting a lot of buzz these days.

There is a good reason for that, too! The benefits of time spent in nature abound and include some pretty important stuff, like sensory development in children, activating the Default Made Network in the brain at any age, and simply working our ability to actually USE our senses. Bringing Nature Awareness activities into your home doesn't have to be some elaborate endeavor!

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8 Ways You Can Improve Your Child's Nutrition-- without Vegetables!

Veggies aren’t really THAT important!

There.

I said it.

We seem to have this idea that if we don’t consume broccoli florets, green beans, and (God Forbid) kale in mass quantities that we will die some horrible death. The reality is that humans have existed, and thrived, in the tundra and in the desert for millennia. Additionally, as hunters and gatherers a giant bowl of salad was impossible. 

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