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11 Favorite Children’s Books About Seeds and Gardens

This year, as you prepare to order seeds for your spring garden, why not order a few of these children’s books about seeds and gardens, too?

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Foraged Salad Greens from Your Own Backyard

Foraged Salad Greens from Your Own Backyard

Eating fresh salad greens from your own veggie garden is pretty cool, but you know what’s even better? Eating foraged salad greens from your own backyard. Like my son said the other day, It’s like a garden you didn’t have to grow! Zero work with a huge payoff. Sounds pretty good, right?

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11 Ways to Enjoy Winter with Your Kids

11 Ways to Enjoy Winter with Your Kids

I get it–I know cabin fever is a real thing.  I know it’s hard to get everyone bundled up. I know it’s cold.  I know some days are sunless and dreary.  Many people simply do not enjoy winter. While I happen to love winter–A decade spent in Texas left me homesick for full blown seasons and I was thrilled to return…

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Before & After: Dated Green Cabinet goes Farmhouse Chic

Before and After: Dated Green Cabinet Goes Farmhouse Chic

I just love the way this project turned out!  Our Farmhouse Chic cabinet began as a bright green 1950’s curio cabinet scored for $75 on Craigslist.

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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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5 Tips for a Successful Nature Walk with Kids {#5-Keep It Simple}

I hope this series has inspired you to get out and explore with your own pint-sized crew!  So far, we’ve covered several basics of planning a nature walk: Find a Buddy Make it a Habit Choose the Right Spot Gear Up Today, let’s talk about what to do on a Nature Walk with Kids.  Are you…

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5 Tips for Successful Nature Walks with Kids {#4 Gear Up}

5 Tips for a Successful Nature Walk with Kids {#4 Gear Up}

Just as you would never run a few miles without proper footwear, or tackle a home repair project without the necessary tools and supplies, you should not expect a successful nature walk without the appropriate gear. This can mean different things for different folks, but in general, certain items are highly recommended for long term…

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5 Tips for a Successful Nature Walk with Kids {#3 Choose the Right Spot}

Hopefully you’ve already read my first two tips for a successful nature walk with kids.  If not, you can do that here: 5 Tips for a Successful Nature Walk with Kids #1 Find a Buddy #2 Make it a Habit Once you’ve got a nature buddy and you’ve settled on some sort of schedule for…

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5 Tips for a Successful Nature Walk with Kids

5 Tips for a Successful Nature Walk with Kids {#2 Make It a Habit}

We’re huge fans of nature walks here at the Yankee Homestead.  And after years of nature walking with kids, I’ve learned a thing or two about making the experience enjoyable for all.  Just in case you missed it last week, Tip #1 was Find a Buddy. And now, for Tip #2… Tip #2. Make It…

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5 Tips for a Successful Nature Walk with Kids

5 Tips for a Successful Nature Walk with Kids {#1 Find a Buddy}

Although fall is probably my favorite time of year for nature walks, anytime is a good time to get started!  Nature walking is not hard.  Anyone can do it! And it can be an enjoyable activity for all, if you keep a few simple tips in mind.  If you’d like to start enjoying the great outdoors…

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