Best way to kick the winter blues? Head to the beach and forget about the season. Yes, it's cold outside, but the ocean in winter has a certain soothing quality that leaves you fully relaxed and recharged. If you are lucky to live near a coast, there's certainly a beach near y.... read more
The winter solstice is tomorrow. Let longer days ring in the New Year! If gingerbread and candy canes smell like the holidays to us, what about the winter and new beginnings? What is your favorite winter smell? Here are a few ideas to enjoy the smells of the season cozily at h.... read more
Six is the magic number for snow - did you know that? If you had a big magnifier and stepped outside with your children on a cold winter day to watch snow fall from the sky, here is what you might observe - six-sided hexagonal crystals, needles or flat six-sided crystals, and .... read more
Happy Thanksgiving! Just because trees can't talk doesn't mean they won't appreciate a little love on this day where you show appreciation for people in your life. For Thanksgiving, here are five meaningful ways you can make a difference and show your children that nature shou.... read more
There's a reason fairytales and fantasy books are set in nature. Leafy woods, rolling hills, twisted trees, and clear waterways take on a magical dimension when the day ends and long shadows create fanciful shapes around us. With the right story to tell, a few treats to savor .... read more
When days are getting shorter and you need a sweater in the morning, forests turn crimson red, chestnut brown and golden yellow. It's time to plan a family trip to your favorite spot! While fall foliage in New England takes the cake in terms of spectacular displays, fall colo.... read more
Robin Hood or Merida? Percy Jackson or Katniss Everdeen? Archery may be one of the oldest hunting skills on the planet, but thanks to popular heroes kids love to identify with, it hasn't aged one bit. In fact it's become one hot activity for kids who love roaming outside, and .... read more
If ever a boy embodied America's vision of childhood and wild nature exploration, Tom Sawyer would be the one. Curious, impulsive, bold and adventurous—Tom Sawyer can pack a day with so many activities we'd need cart-fulls of energy bars to keep up. Swimming, pirating, explo.... read more
So you've checked all the boxes. Playdates... check. Organized activities... check. Homework... check. Healthy snacks... check. Good job, right? Wait! What about the outdoors? Oh, we're not talking commando backpacking trips in remote wilderness areas, here. Just simpl.... read more
Camping is fun business whatever your age. Whether your children are outdoor newbies or seasoned little wilderness experts, camping is always exciting. You get to sleep under the stars, wake up with nature, and play outside freely. However for many children, the best part is p.... read more
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