While the skies were sunny and blue this morning, we booked an Airbnb and made tracks for Healesville - to be greeted by hail and rain and a very wet visit to Healesville Sanctuary. But trying to live by the principle that attitude is the difference between an ordeal and an adventure, we’ve had THE BEST day! Crisp air, warm jackets, and puddles to jump in, plus watching these super cute koalas who sleep in the most precarious positions 😆 more adventuring tomorrow to Lake Mountain 🙌🏻
Oh beautiful lake view! You make my breath settle and my mind clear. So, so good to get away for a weekend with the fam and a precious friend to enjoy the best NZ has to offer in mountain biking, forest walks...and a DELISH home cooked roast chicken dinner. Bit of rejuvenation going on here! Are you getting outdoorsy this weekend? What are you guys up to?
We spent a couple hours exploring the river and collecting creatures. Afterwards we discussed lifecycles of water animals and the amazement that some insects will leave the water as adults. My 3 yr old needed to point out, though, that rocks, muck, and leaves don't leave the water like damselflies and caddisflies... I LOVED our family nature study today! #thisishomeschool #childhoodunplugged #hikeitbaby #raiseawildchild #riverecology
Author Wendy Gorton will be at the shop tomorrow morning to lead kiddos on a nature scavenger hunt around the neighborhood! 🌞 Wendy is the author of our favorite summer book, 50 Hikes with Kids: Oregon and Washington! 🌱 Afterwards she will lead a debrief with the kids to identify all the items from the hunt. 🌸 Meet at Made You Look at 10:30 to join the adventure! 🍄 Please send a DM or email to RSVP if you haven’t yet! 🙌🏽
Is the goal of Meet-a-Tree: nature study (this bark is really flaky!), observation skill honing (what would be useful to notice that you can observe without sight?), trust exercise (I’m blindfolded here!), or teambuilding (let’s do this tree, then move her to this spot)? I’d say it’s all 4 and then some, but judging by how many times the kids requested we “play the tree game again,” I’d say it’s also just a whole lot of fun :)
On a bear hunt, umm I mean frog hunt!
Big brother, helping little brother!
“Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better.” - Albert Einstein
Did you know that mixed-aged play benefits both the oldest and youngest players and every child in between? We highly value what each explorer contributes to class! 🌲🐿 Join our explorers at Fall @Tinkergarten
classes. (Link in bio)
It's Plum Thumberry Season! A Faery Studies Institute tested and recommended treat: Gather a basket full of plums. Choose the best one and remove the ‘free stone' pit through a small slit near the stem. Turn the pitless plum onto your child's thumb. A Plum Thumberry - it's a magical purple snack!
Si una cosa té de bo viatjar en autocaravana (bé, en té moltes, però si una m'agrada especialment) és la llibertat de decidir cada dia on vols dormir. Quan fem ruta i es comença a acostar l'hora de buscar lloc per fer nit agafem el mòbil i comencem a buscar, decidir, negociar... A vegades surt bé i d'altres no tant, tot i que mai hem tingut una mala experiències. I a vegades... a vegades la intuïció i l'atzar s'alineen per trobar un lloc que en aquell moment no ens podria semblar més perfecte. Com avui.
Dormim a #Almdorf
, un petit nucli rural de #salzburgerland
🇦🇹, fet de granges de fusta carregades de flors als balcons i de prats d'un verd infinit. Després de la gran caminada del matí fins al capdamunt de les Krimml Wasserfall (tots, com uns campions🙌🏻) el cansament ens ha passat de cop i hem allargat la tarda passejant entre aquests camps i desitjant que el temps s'aturés una miqueta.
Say hello to the leaders of our team 👋
When I started this journey I was all, “nuh uh” “not me” 🙅♀️ There was no way I was in the right place in my life or had time (fear) to grow a team of my own 👭👭 What I did was miss out on seriously one of the best part of coach life 👯♀️ I can’t tell you how much fun it is doing the biz with these chickies 🐥 and seeing them growing their own teams and getting the excitement in a new way all over again 🤸♀️ But seriously, our team all does life together 👯♀️ we lift each other up 💁♀️ we help each other through our day 🤯 and celebrate 🎉 all the amazing things this side gig has done and continues to do for our lives ❤️ Thank you ladies for being the most incredible leaders, my inspiration, my help and seriously my best friends🙏
July, 2015: Sophie is about 10 months old in this photo. She hasn’t started to walk yet and not really much of a crawler. She loved being photographed, at this age. On this trip, we were exploring the countryside in England and mostly changing towns every 2/3 days. She would keep her eating and sleeping schedule without much effort. At this point, her vocabulary roughly comprised of 10 to 15 words. 🐲
She’s about to turn 4. Her vocabulary is insane. She reasons and questions and most importantly demonstrates thinking with clarity. Killer memory of things, mostly. Umair and I, often find ourselves in a situation where she’s using phrases like: ‘guys, how many times have I told you...’ or ‘no videos or photos please, guys’. She loves to travel and gets holiday blues every month. 🐲
Sometimes, it’s almost like I’m conversing with an adult and sometimes, my little baby emerges and throws an epic tantrum. I don’t know which I prefer more but I love all of everything she does and I try to show her that, too. 🐒
#cotswold #motherhoodthroughinstagram #preschoolers #parenthood_moments #kidsgrowuptoofast #blastfromthepast #fridayfeeling #fridaymood #lifewithsophie #littlerockstar #parentinghumor #takeyourkidseverywhere #startthemyoung #raiseawildchild #childrenofinstagram #childrenphotography #babiesofinstagram #familytravel #makememories #capturemoments #livehappy #pastpresentfuture #englishcountryside #storytellingmama
Our new site is now officially live (link in bio)! It is amazing to think GUWN started less than a year ago and how far it has come in such a short amount of time. Not only has it allowed me to pursue my love of writing, but also meet some amazing and inspiring people who make the whole journey seem possible 💚
Thank you so much to all of our followers and supporters, without you living our dream wouldn't be possible!
We hope you enjoy the new website and feel free to comment below on your thoughts 😁💚 Happy Friday Everyone! 🎉💚🌲🌿
ear surgery and tests went well and very happy to have our little rascal back... he went into a full blown panic attack again when he woke up from the narcosis and it took heaven and earth to get him back to me... it must be so confusing when they are so little ❤
Here’s a pic of me traipsing through my fave place in nature with my little papoose. Over in Stories is a (long overdue) BOOK UPDATE. If you’re into that sorta thing, you’ll want to take a gander. 🌞
We’re back!! We took a few days off-the-grid this week to reconnect, relax, and read (and of course buy overpriced ice cream and play giant snakes and ladders!) and now I’m eyeball deep in sandy laundry and rain-drenched towels. ⛈
It’s been a while since I did a #fridayintroductions
post, so here’s me (Heather) and my crazy, wild, and wonderful family.
A few random tidbits about me:
1. I don’t like peanut butter. No allergies, but you’ll never find the stuff in our house. (Hubby doesn’t like it either!)🥜
2. Rearranging my furniture helps me slow down my urge to move every six months.🏡
3. I love to get organized, but I’m not great at *staying* organized.
4. My very favourite shopping in the whole year, is back to school supplies. Solo. Wandering sans-kids in the pens and paper aisles refreshes me in a weird and wonderful way. 📎✂️✏️📓
5. I’m an introvert with social anxiety, who also somehow loves to be in (or at least adjacent to) the spotlight. I’m a mystery to myself, I tell you.
Happy Friday! Share a random fact about you in the comments! I’d love to get to know you better!
#littlemiracles #naturechild #wildandfree #handmadebaby #slowparenting #momminainteasy #hippiebaby #naturalparenting #hippybaby #tribedparenting #canadianbaby #howyouglow #documentyourdays #babyontheway #feelfreefeed #wildandfreechildren #iwasbornwild #raiseawildchild #runwildmychild #livethelittlethings #montessoriathome #slowliving #stayandwander #motherhoodalive #theblogissue #chasingemotions #dontforgetdads #chickadeechewelry #friyay
g built a beaver dam yesterday 🌿 we chatted about all things beaver homes, watched a video about it with dad, drew up some plans for himself and then got to work! He was so excited to put it all together & then proudly tell me about the layers, what the mud does, where the openings are, etc. He then went on to say that bugs could stay there too, and they would like it because it’s warm, dry, and would keep them safe from animals trying to eat them 🙈 not many things beat watching my babies learn & create things with an excited heart ✨
It's that time of year again! Mornings have a crisp chill to them, even though the days are still blazing hot, but its a sign that seasons are beginning to change here! You all know my favorite season is every Changing Season time! Its also the time when the neighbors horses get pastured in the field next to our property, prodding is to get back out on our nature walks to see them and see what else we can discover while out there, like these wildflowers and feathers. 😍😍
(with inklings of Fall)
He’s the most cautious of the three. There were horseflies attacking him at the top, which made the decision to jump a bit easier! 😳 In the end, he loved it and jumped at least another dozen times! #goadventuretogether #raiseawildchild
We met another family with kids the same age who showed us their favourite cliff to jump off in Melanie Cove (Prideaux Haven)! #raiseawildchild