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It is that time of year when everyone is rushing around, trying to get ready for the holidays. Christmas, Hanukkah or what ever you celebrate; slow down a little and bake some cookies with your kids. It takes some organizing but it is such a joy for the kids. This year I had her best friends over for decorating a ginger bread house and gingerbread cookies. They had so much fun and so did the mums.
Last Monday we had fun collecting pinecones on our hike and decorating them and making an advent wreath. Advent wreaths are a tradition very common in Europe. In my home country of Norway, we would light a candle and cite a poem by Inger Hagerup. 1. Candle for joy, 2 for hope and joy, 3 for longing, hope and joy. 4 candles lighted for longing, hope, joy and peace – but first and foremost for Peace on earthAdd a comment
When I grew up in Norway we would always go for hikes every Sunday. In the winter it would be cross-country skiing. Going for ‘på tur’ is almost a cultural event for Norwegians. It could translate to mean going for a walk or a field trip or hiking, but that would just be the literal translation and not quite give the full meaning, but it always use of active transportation and a lookout for nature outdoors.Add a comment
If you are on Instagram I hope you will join us for a fun photo contest. I have teamed up with 19 other outdoor family bloggers and we have amazing giveaway prizes for outdoor loving families. We are happy to be a host and one of the sponsors for this contest and we are looking forward to see all your outdoor family photos.
Our giveaway are a family pack of safety reflectors (10 safety reflectors) value 25 $ and 4 reflective slap wraps value 25 $.
Living after the motto, “no bad weather only bad clothing”, means we pay a lot of attention to how we dress for the weather. Not only does that apply for me and the kids but also my filmmaker husband whose job takes him from the arctic to steamy jungles. (Sometimes in the same week)
I often hear some parents say that kids don’t need the same quality as adults. I understand they don’t want to spend too much money on clothes kids outgrow, but I think our kids deserve to get well dressed for the seasons for both comfort and movement. Being dress for the weather is the first critical step to embracing the seasons.Add a comment
I remember my childhood pre- Christmas time and my advent calendar. Now that I’m a mother myself, I love to create and carry-on traditions for my children. The holiday time is such a great time to create new family traditions. For this year’s Advent calendar, our family was inspired by nature. If you have followed me a little before, you know I have a special love for bringing nature inside whenever I get the chance.