Are you happy spring is here? So am I, love the smell of the earth and to watch the trees bud and the wonderful spring flowers. Nothing wrong about Mister Frost, but I love that is easier to go outside with the kids, less outdoor wear to put on. Spring has some rituals for me and the kids and most of them are connected to the outdoors.Add a comment
Have an Easter bunny hunt this easter !
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Digging in the dirt
By Kari Svenneby
Last year it was probably the most hyped outdoor activity and it looks like it is a trend here to stay. Everyone I know have started trying to grow their our own food and it seems it doesn’t matter where you live. If you are: young, adult, grandparent, famous, not famous, wealthy or poor. We are all digging in the dirt. When my father calls from Norway, what do we talk about? We talk about gardening. How is your basil doing? Is your rhubarb coming up?
Growing sunflowers is an excellent way to connect children with nature. Planting seeds are easy things for kids to do. Just plant the seeds and just wait and see; they will be astounded on how fast they grow. Sunflowers are rewarding to grow, but also they invite both children and adults to experience the simple lesson of witnessing life spring from a simple seed, a peat pellet and a pot.Add a comment
There is definitely spring in the air in Toronto.Our new pets this winter has given us a lot of joy: cardinals, woodpeckers, blue jays, chickadees, morning doves and even a hawk has visited our small urban backyard. It is hard to believe that we live in the fifth largest city in North America when you look out our backyard windows. I’m so happy we finally found a birdfeeder that was squirrel proof and attracted so many different birds.Add a comment
We pack picnic lunches a lot. We love to get outside and eating outside affords us more active time- plus no mess for me to clean up at home! My son goes to school in the afternoons so when we want to maximize our time out in the morning we pack lunch so we don't have to waste time driving home to make lunch. I hate to be that person that says, "I did this before everyone else", but I did. I'm not referring to picnic lunches, no, of course they've been around forever, but my interest in Japanese bento style lunch and alternative reusable lunch containers is one that I've had for a long time.Add a comment