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Easing into Natural Being

Children are some of my greatest teachers; their curiosity and zest for exploration often seems downright palpable. I love most when I’m out in the wilds with children – or with grownups who have the ability to access their inner adventurous child. 115 more words

Camping In North America

Moraine View - Tall Timber Trail

Our spirits were high when we set out to walk this 1.5 mile backpack trail in Moraine View this morning. Punchy and Bossy were excited to explore. 420 more words

Hiking In Central Illinois

Moraine View & Tanglewood Self-Guided Nature Trail

There is nothing better than Memorial Day weekend. Beautiful weather, an extra day off work, and the whole summer before you, full of possibility.

It was with that optimism that we set forth for our first family hike today, and decided to finally start the blog we talked about all last summer and never actually did. 417 more words

Hiking In Central Illinois

Spring Break at Death Valley National Park

Spring Break 2017 was approaching, and I was looking forward to taking my kindergartener on a road trip exploring more of California. Death Valley National Park is a place I’ve been dying to visit (haha), and the week off would be the perfect time for Bethany and me to check it out. 785 more words

Bpoo's Travels

First day of our Forest Kids Nature Study Program

As a homeschool mom, I want to make sure that I incorporate nature study into our weeks because I believe it’s supremely important to get kids connected with nature. 591 more words


Interlude of Merriment

My daughters are like me this way: a difficult week? Pack lunch and retreat into the woods.

Yesterday found us hiking along a series of cascades, then walking barefoot through a shallow, boulder-strewn stream. 204 more words