August 20, 2014

Monique of Green Acorns is with us today with to share a wonderful project for helping children connect to their community and develop a strong sense of place. Did you grow up in the place where you currently live?  I did not and it took me quite some time before I felt truly connected to my new place.  My roots were somewhere else and so much of my identity is linked to that place.  This…

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August 19, 2014

Joey from Made by Joey is with us today to share some great tips for creating real world experiences that nurture compassion as well as other important habits of heart and mind.   Last summer our children decided that they wanted to earn some money of their own during an upcoming family garage sale. A lemonade stand was voted the most exciting prospect, so they immediately began the planning process by making lists of their…

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August 18, 2014

This summer we have been spending a lot of time on the beach… Having grown up near the ocean, and now taking the time to make it an intricate part of our daughters’ lives, I realize how important it is for children to have a connection to their immediate environment and a strong sense of place. A place to go when you want to celebrate, a place to go when you want to reflect, a…

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August 14, 2014

Rebecca from Thirteen Red Shoes is with us today to share some inspiring insights and book recommendations from the great author, Oliver Jeffers.   I consider Oliver Jeffers to be a modern day classic author/illustrator. Both his writing and illustrative styles are unique and each and every new release is welcomed into our home with huge smiles and the need for the story to be read over and over again. Oliver has the very clever…

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August 6, 2014

Monique of Green Acorns is with us today with to share some great advice on the important topic of developing a sense of place for ourselves and the children in our lives.   Sense of place.  Have you heard this phrase?  It has only been in the last year or so that I have been hearing more about “sense of place”.  Although it’s fairly new terminology to me, the concept is familiar.   To put it…

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