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As a mama with three little
ones, I know that especially in the cooler months it can be hard to get
everyone dressed and out the door. We are blessed to be just yards away
from hours of exploring in our own backyard but I know for many it just
isn’t that easy. Perhaps you live in the city and have to walk or drive
a distance get past concrete and buildings. Then too, with the official
title of Nature Walk, suddenly it sounds more complicated. Add in the
desire to make it educational and suddenly a nature walk doesn’t happen
as much.

I do love the
days where the girls ask questions and when I can teach the girls about
something new because I actually know the answers. If we end heading to
the library or the internet to find some answers that’s even more
exciting. There are also days that we head out with a plan of something
we are searching for or something specific that I want the girls to
learn about and that is actually a very important part of how we want to
home school. Many days though, what matters most is just getting
outside and finding some spot that allows us to enjoy and learn from
creation. Maybe it’s just sitting on the steps to look at the clouds, or
a bug on the sidewalk, or a rock at the edge of the forest. Maybe you
don’t explain anything and maybe no questions are asked. And that’s okay because sometimes what is really needed is a space to breath, a moment to play, or a gaze of silent wonder. For a 22 month old, it’s all about standing on a mossy rock all by herself!