Category: ’Ecological Responsibility and Love of Nature’

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.

9 Insider Tips for Farmer’s Market Newbies

August 14th, 2012 by Dionna - 17 Comments

Are you getting the most out of your farmer’s market?

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