Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Wild and Free

 "In its complexity and sensuality, nature invites exploration, direct contact, and experience. But it also inspires a sense of awe, a glimpse of what is still "un-googleable" . . . life's mystery and magnitude." - Kim John Payne

"As soon as children find something that interests them they lose their instability and learn to concentrate."
- Maria Montessori

"There is nothing in the way of direct teaching that will ever have so wide an effect as the atmosphere of the home."
-Charlotte Mason
"Home is the best place for teaching many things, first and most important of which is how to think for one's self."
-Laura Ingalls Wilder

"Kids need time to be bored; that is how creativity is born."
- Melanie June Juneau

"The things a child sees are not just remembered; they form a part of her soul". -  Maria Montessori


 "Must we always teach our children with books? Let them look at the stars and the mountains above. Let them look at the waters and the trees and flowers on Earth. Then they will begin to think, and to think is the beginning of a real education."  -David Polis

All quotes found at  #wildandfree.co on Instagram. 

Family Walk: Neck Point

Our Saturday afternoon family walks have become the highlight of our week. Watching the children engage with nature is so satisfying.  Here are few photos from our family walk at Neck Point.






Friday, April 1, 2016

These Days: March

  planning what to plant in our vegetable garden this year
(peacock beans, heirloom tomatoes and arugula are at the top of my list)

powder blue shorts from bootlegger, a sunny yellow shirt ( I refer to as my daffodil top) from ZARA, a necklace I ordered off Etsy and a navy cardigan from a  thrift store

knowledgeable enough to start beekeeping
I AM WOMAN: A Native Perspective  on Sociology and Feminism by Lee Maracle, A Case For Christ by Lee Strobel,  For Her Own Good: Two Centuries of the Expert's Advice to Women by Barbara Ehrenreich, Raising Godly Tomatoes by Elizabeth Krueger (reading this with a large grain of salt).

Planning to read
Parenting Is Your Highest Calling: and Eight Other Myths That Trap Us in Worry and Guilt by Leslie Leyland Fields
the new outdoor lights I purchased at Costco the other day.
about acreage and a HUGE garden

Pillows for my outdoor couches

cottage cheese and berries

The Wondrous Cross by Christy Nockels and trying to learn how to play it on my guitar

How to spend time with my husband in the evening instead of obsessing about everything else I "should be doing".
 to get to the gym more than twice a week
to plan Levi's 2nd birthday

about an article I read in Macleans's Magazine entitled "Did Jesus REALLY Exist".
to build a booty by working on my Gluteus Maximus muscles
The Expandable's  On HGTV