Category: ’Ecological Responsibility and Love of Nature’

5 Buzzworthy Natural Insect Repellent Ideas

April 27th, 2015 by Dionna - 1 Comment

The bug sprays most of us have grown up with are toxic messes., but you don’t have to douse your family in chemicals to keep the bugs away. Today I’m sharing 5 non-toxic bug repellents you can easily make at home.

The Many Benefits of Camping with Friends

July 8th, 2014 by Dionna - 14 Comments

Camping with kids, particularly kids preschool-age and younger, can be challenging. You have to keep an eye on kids out in unfamiliar surroundings, all while taking care of camp needs. Pitching a tent? No problem! Pitching a tent with a toddler intent on “helping”? A little bit harder.

Children and Creativity

February 25th, 2014 by Dionna - 1 Comment

I’m so pleased to host today’s guest post from children’s author Starr Meneelly. Check back here on March 1 and enter to win one of three copies of Starr’s new book, “What A Lovely Sound!,” in the Natural Parents Network Learning through Play giveaway.

Homemade Cleaners: My Latest Project and a Giveaway

October 29th, 2013 by Dionna - Leave a comment

Whether you already make your own cleaning products or you’re interested in learning, you’ll find something useful in Homemade Cleaners, the soon-to-be-published book I recently co-wrote. Our recipes get back to the basics – almost all of them are some variation of vinegar, baking soda, and essential oils. Enter to win a giveaway of Homemade Cleaners, and pre-order your copy on Amazon or Barnes and Noble!

5 Ideas to Make Hiking Fun for Toddlers and Preschoolers

July 15th, 2013 by Dionna - 1 Comment

I want to pass on a love of hiking and the outdoors to our children. But in order to do that, I need to make sure our hiking adventures are fun for them. The interests and motivations of little ones are different from mine: whereas I wanted escape from a desk, my toddler might be more interested in the freedom to play in the dirt. Today I’m sharing 5 ideas to help make hiking fun for little ones.


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