Are you planning on celebrating Screen-Free Week 2019? The thought of being “screen-free” or “unplugged” may strike fear into the hearts of most kids (and adults), but taking the time to put down devices and live in the moment is an exceptionally healthy way to live. Over the years, we’ve watched the screen debate evolve as… Read More Weekend Links: Ways to Celebrate Screen-Free Week 2019!
As the holiday season approaches, consider adding the gift of books to your shopping list. There are many wonderful booklists available for parents looking to give their child the gift of reading and adventure. A book makes a great gift because they are meaningful, beautiful, portable, appealing, and inexpensive and it’s a gift that can… Read More Beautiful Books for Young Readers | Audrey Press’ Holiday Book Love Sale
Kids, cooking, learning and fun all go hand-in-hand. It’s no secret that getting kids into the kitchen has huge benefits including honing basic math skills (counting eggs or measuring ingredients), encourages an adventurous palate, helping them explore with their senses and works to boost their confidence. Imagine the “double win” it would be if parents could… Read More Weekend Links | Books and Activities that Get Kids into the Kitchen
It’s time for another Secret Garden Wednesday! The blooming of flowers, buzzing of bees, summer travel planning and even a new batch of fox kits in my backyard has me hungering to be outside in the garden, even more, these days. If you’d been following along, you know we have been revisiting some wonderful A… Read More Encouraging Free Range Kids- A Secret Garden Tea Party to Remember
Every Wednesday you can drop by here and find new and special happenings in the Secret Garden. There will be crafts, great food, fun, and laughter. So please be sure to come by and see us in our Secret Garden created just for you. In the Secret Garden, hunger plays an important role. It… Read More Revisiting Secret Garden Wednesday: discussing children’s hunger issues
Happy Secret Garden Wednesday! If you’ve been following along, the last four Wednesdays have been filled with A Year in the Secret Garden inspired crafts, recipes and nature activities. Traditionally speaking snow days are behind us and so are the comfort foods that go along with chillier weather. In the past when there have been… Read More Revisiting Secret Garden Wednesday-Sticky Toffee Pudding
The air is warm, the grass is springing up nicely and some of my favorite inset friends are making an appearance; bees! They’ve been visiting my garden and they are a welcomed site. Speaking of gardening, I want to take a look back to a wildly popular series I did earlier in the Spring of… Read More Secret Garden Wednesday: Creating a Bee Watering Hole
The air today is filled with the freshness and promise of SPRING. This weather makes me look forward to several months of hiking, traveling and gardening. Speaking of gardening, I want to take a look back to a wildly popular series I did earlier this in the Spring of 2016. Jump Into A Book readers loved… Read More Revisiting the Garden-Secret Garden Wednesday Nest-Building Fun
Porridge anyone? If you are laughing and thinking, “HUH?” that’s ok…you’re not alone! Just to quickly recap-every Wednesday you can drop by here and find new and special happenings in the Secret Garden. There’ll be crafts, great food, fun and laughter. So please be sure to come by and see us in our Secret… Read More Revisiting Secret Garden Wednesday-Porridge Anyone?
Hard to believe it was three years ago that co-author, Marilyn Scott-Waters and I released our much-anticipated book, A Year in the Secret Garden, to a new generation of families THREE years ago! Where does time go? This book came to be because, Marilyn Scott-Waters, a delightfully creative person who also happened to be a… Read More A Year in the Secret Garden turns THREE! #ChildhoodUnplugged