Taking Care of Injuries on the Trail | Think Outside Boxes

Taking Care of Injuries on the Trail | Think Outside Boxes

It’s no secret that anxieties are strong in my home. With creativity and intelligence abounding, my kids have no trouble imagining plenty of worst case scenarios or developing healthy fears of illness and injury. If I’m being honest, I’ve been known...
Surviving the Elements | Think Outside Boxes

Surviving the Elements | Think Outside Boxes

Any time the kids are outside long enough, either in a backyard, a park, or out camping, they start gathering sticks and scouting locations for shelters. Maybe it’s all those episodes of Alone we watch on the History Channel, maybe it’s the number of...
Stargazing with Kids and Think Outside Boxes

Stargazing with Kids and Think Outside Boxes

“It’s the perfect night to look at the stars, Mom.” My five year old has wanted to travel to space since he was a teeny tot. He loves reading books about space, watching documentaries about celestial bodies and space phenomenon, and going outside to...
The Non-STEM Gifted Kid

The Non-STEM Gifted Kid

You’ve got an image already conjured up in your mind, a stereotype if we’re honest, of a gifted kid. She’s got glasses, probably, or maybe he’s even wearing a bowtie and suspenders. She’s at the chalkboard solving a math problem several...
5 Things to Do on Your Next Nature Walk

5 Things to Do on Your Next Nature Walk

“Hey! I found a dead butterfly!” the sweet little one from my primary co-op class shouted excitedly and everyone ran over to see what he found. “And I found BONES!” another cried from the opposite direction in the meadow we were exploring...
Strew to Learn | Five Days of Inspiration and Support

Strew to Learn | Five Days of Inspiration and Support

I love to sleep in, snuggled deep into my covers, all cozy warm while the world gets started without me. It’s a little piece of Heaven. Two of my children are just like me in that regard, and for that, they’ll always be my favorites. Shhhhh… don’t tell the other two....
Disney on Ice | A Great Holiday Gift for Kids

Disney on Ice | A Great Holiday Gift for Kids

Sparkling eyes, and rapt attention… I remember the last time we went to see Disney on Ice we fell in love with princesses and iconic characters all over again. Well, actually the kids did. I fell in love with the look in the girls’ eyes as they stared at...
Super Cute Pinecone Hedgehog Craft for Kids

Super Cute Pinecone Hedgehog Craft for Kids

Fall in Northeast Ohio is one of my favorite times. I just love the crisp cool bite in the air while the sun shines high. I adore the leaves of all different colors, and the sticks and pinecones all around, just waiting for some sool weather crafting.   These...
Yard Work for Sensory Input

Yard Work for Sensory Input

Kids that need proprioceptive input will love helping out in the yard during all seasons, but fall can give them lots of opportunities to lift, push, and pull, giving their muscles and joints the sensations they need. And you’ll have a gorgeous yard to show for it!...