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October: Fun Activities & Crafty Inspiration

The month is October, the air is getting cold. The leaves are all changing to red and to gold. The month is October and pumpkins I’ve seen, they’re out trick-or-treating for now it’s Halloween.   Fun Activities for October: make a colorful leaf mandala create a leaf and acorn garland make mini pumpkin votive holders gather leaves…

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Autumn Activities

The rhythm of the seasons offers us so many opportunities to connect with nature. Children are already so wonderful at noticing the smallest changes from a snail creeping along a rock to a squirmy worm in the garden. When we can create opportunity for our little ones to join in the “work”, we are all…

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Autumn Verses & Games

It still feels like summer here in Sonoma County, in fact we are in the middle of a heat wave. But the leaves are starting to turn golden and fall, the apples are ripening and our family is ready for the change of seasons. This month I’m sharing two sweet verses that connect with the…

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Camping with Little Ones

  artwork by Kathryn Cole designs Camping with Little Ones For some of us, camping with a little one may sound scary or difficult…the thought of it may stop you from even trying. I hope the pull and magic of mother nature is stronger than any doubts because,YOU CAN DO THIS. Our family loves camping, and…

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Home-Made Cards for Dad

  Father’s Day is on June 19th this year. What are some ways that you can offer a special day for the father in your life? For the past three years we have gone camping with two other families for a long weekend. The dads receive a special Father’s Day fancy dinner over an open…

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Pocket Puppets

  Ah, the magic of wee puppets. These little companions are my helpers who whimsically deliver messages and stories with ease. Why? Because they speak the language of childhood; imagination. A funny fact about me is that i mostly likely have a little friend in my pocket any day of the week. Nibbler mouse, busy…

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April: Cultivating Creativity

“And Spring arose on the garden fair, Like the Spirit of Love felt everywhere; And each flower and herb on Earth’s dark breast rose from the dreams of its wintry rest.” ~ Percy Bysshe Shelley, The Sensitive Plant    Lady spring is here, bringing fresh ideas and budding beauty. April is the perfect time to reconnect…

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March: How to Make a Simple First Aid Kit

      How To Make a Simple Travel First Aid Kit  Spring is here and the great outdoors calls us to come out and play. For our little ones, Mother Nature has everything that one could need, not only to fill up our hearts but also to nurture an ouch, bite or bump. While…

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February: Games & Crafts

For the month of February, we have some sweet games to share with your sweethearts, and some simple crafts to celebrate Valentines Day. Please share your own special games and crafts in the comments.  GAMES AND ACTIVITIES Sweet little Bay The Wind (author unknown) Shhh, say the tall trees blowing in the wind. (Baby is…

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Sing

One of the best parts of being at a Mothering Arts circle is  singing together. Ten mamas, ten babies and one very sweet Grandmother gather each week and start our time together in song. Instantly the energy shifts in the room, the babies are smiling, waving arms, kicking legs and visibly comfortable. The mothers are smiling, looking…Read More