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A Gentle Approach to Kindergarten | Roots & Boots

A Gentle Approach to Kindergarten

If you’ve felt the tug towards a more gentle approach to kindergarten for your child, you’re not alone.

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How to Choose a Homeschooling Method | Roots & Boots

How to Choose a Homeschooling Method

Maybe you’ve decided to homeschool your child, but you’re wondering how to choose a homeschooling method. 

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4 Meaningful Ways to Celebrate Advent with Kids | Roots & Boots

4 Meaningful Ways to Celebrate Advent with Kids

I don’t know about you, but at my house it feels so easy to get sucked into the busyness and commercialism of the Christmas season. 

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What I'm Reading Now

What I’m Reading Now

It’s been a while since I’ve posted about what I’m reading.  The main reason for that, my friends, is sleep deprivation. Baby Bro is now 13 months old, and finally sleeping through the night!  (That’s a story for another day.)  This means my brain is functioning somewhat normally again, and

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Seasonal Book Display

5 Tips for a Successful Nature Walk with Kids {Bonus Tip-Read Up}

Before this Nature Walk series comes to an end, I can’t resist sharing one final bonus tip.  It’s super easy and fun to do, and will add much more meaning to your nature walks…

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Books -- spring 2014

3 More Books I’m Reading

I finished up most of the books from my spring reading list before Baby Brother arrived, and added a few more titles, each of which I highly recommend. Surprisingly enough, though my days are now filled with caring for a newborn, plus continuing to take care of his older brothers, I’m still able to squeeze in a bit…

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7 Books I'm Reading

7 Books I’m Reading This Spring

 Which books are piled on your nightstand / bookshelf / desk these days?  These are the titles I’ve been reading this month…

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Celebrate Spring

8 Ways to Celebrate Spring with Kids

We’ve still got snow on the ground here in Northern Virginia, but according to the calendar, spring has sprung!  Indeed, we did spot our beloved purple crocus in bloom just days before this last snow fall.  Those crocus always help me hang on–surely warmer temps are just around the corner… In the meantime, here’s a…

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Planning a Sunflower House

Planning Our Sunflower House

Roots, Shoots, Buckets & Boots  A sweet friend recently gave me this book about gardening with kids.  I love it!  It’s packed with fun ideas and adorable drawings, along with specific instructions for tackling a variety of projects: Roots, Shoots, Buckets & Boots: Gardening Together with Children by Sharon Lovejoy.

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Celebrating St. Patrick's Day with Children

Celebrating St. Patrick’s Day with Children

St. Patrick’s Day is just around the corner.  From the archives, here are some of our favorite {easy} ways to celebrate the occasion…

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