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Make your own Butter

We love good butter in our household.  We’ve believed in the benefits of eating butter from grass-fed cows for some time, and now the mainstream media is now slowly catching on.  Both NPR and The New York Times reported on … Continue reading

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In Appreciation of Play

Working with kids in a diversity of settings, I’ve developed a deep appreciation of the importance of play. I have been working with elementary students since graduating college.  Two years ago I moved from urban schools to a rural one. … Continue reading

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A Woodlands Playground

Who needs a playground when there are trees, stumps, logs, and sticks to play with?  Balance beams, teeter totters, seats, boundaries, or building blocks – the sky is the limit! Check out some simple and some ingenious ways to turn … Continue reading

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Tips for Gardening with Kids

Gardening with kids provides adults with countless learning experiences.  This is part of the joy of working outside in natural places with kids.  However, it can also provide barriers and hurdles if you are a parent or teacher who already … Continue reading

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Becoming a Vegetable Whisperer

I’ve seen it over and over again.  Parents, baby sitters, cafeteria directors, or after school staff trying to figure out how to get their kids to eat vegetables.  Too often it seems like a battle.  “If you eat your carrots, … Continue reading

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