Kissing the Dog; Encouraging Brave Explorers

As this child grows, it is my wish that he has a muddy childhood. I want to encourage his exploration, his wonder, and try not to worry at his daring. It is my job to give him an environment free of any serious dangers, but one that empowers creative learning and fosters his natural curiosity. ... Continue Reading →


Technically Balanced; finding nature in a tech-savvy world

As a millennial, an educator, and a mother, I am daily performing a delicate balancing act between the technology-saturated culture and the diminishing access to the natural world. As a millennial, this feels normal. I spent the day, smartphone in hand, doing everything from email and social media to scheduling home repairs and paying bills.... Continue Reading →

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