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Norway, the daycare generation… But it is outdoors

As some of you know I spent some time this spring in Norway, my native country. I was living there with my children for 2 months because of a sudden death in my family. Growing up in this country brainwashed me with my mantra; No bad weather only bad clothing. It influences my beliefs that fresh air is good for you. That would explain why both my kids have been napping and playing outside in all kinds of weather since they were babies.

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Make a bird nest

A simple and fun spring activity is to make a bird nest. We try to do this activity every year when we are out hiking,biking and playing in one of Toronto's park. Later in the season we will visit the nest and see if any birds did take it over this spring.

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Spring picnic - fish soup

 I often tell people that eating outside is an easy way to get your family outside. It does not have to be a faraway destination; it can be in your local park or your backyard. Instead of setting the table for dinner, you just bring it out to the park with you. Eat and play. The key to a picnic is to make it easy to organize after work and school. Yesterday was our first family picnic of spring, and this time we did not walk very far (only 2 minutes).

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Turning Nature Walks into a Workout for moms

We all love taking our kids on nature walks. Seeing the environment through their eyes can make us feel like kids again and give us a renewed appreciation of the smallest things we fail to see as we go about our busy lives. But there are days when I just want to move!

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Spring Cooking

Are you happy spring is here?  So am I, not because nice weather, but because of fresh produce.  For me asparagus and artichokes are a sign of spring, as well as kids playing with dandelions and violets. Being so lucky to live in Ontario I have been introduced to fiddleheads as well.  So this is a sure sign of spring for me too.  I'm happy to say my kales are producing and that rhubarb is growing in my small backyard.

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Earth day – spring-cleaning

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How I love spring, especially when you live in a cold climate. You really feel like you are reborn again. There is something special about hearing the birds are back and simply just go out the door without any jacket or layering of clothes. Another thing spring is for me is spring-cleaning in house and out in the backyard.

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