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Wooden Acorn People Tutorial

Wooden Acorn People Tutorial

When it comes to gift-giving holidays (Christmas, birthday, etc), one of my main parenting goals is to teach that it’s better to give than to receive.  One of the best ways I’ve found to get our kids excited about giving is to encourage handmade gifts.  To me, there’s no better way to foster a deeper connection between gift giver and receiver than rolling up our sleeves and creating with someone else in mind.  That’s why I was thrilled when my son was just as excited as I was about making this Wooden Acorn People project for his little sister’s 3rd birthday!…Read the rest of this entry →

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A “Grand” Collection of Green Hours!

A “Grand” Collection of Green Hours!

Everyone knows that grandparents are special people, so its no surprise that some of my fondest outdoor memories as a child involve grandparents… My mom’s parents lived in Connecticut during my early years and we would go up to visit them twice a year.  Since they moved down to North Carolina some time while I was in elementary school, I don’t have a lot of specific memories about the time I spent there, but there is one particular event that I recall vividly.  On one particular visit my Pop Pop took my cousins and I to a garnet mine.  At the…Read the rest of this entry →

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