Getting young kids outdoors

My 3 year old has started saying, “I’m going to take off my shoes to feel what the ground feels like.”  I think it’s great – when we’re playing in the yard. Less desirable when we’re in a public bathroom. At least I have some evidence of my efforts to include more natural movement in our days. This includes getting my kids outdoors much more. Barefoot when possible.

Young kids outdoors enjoying nature

A couple years ago, I came across this concept of natural movement, mainly through the work of Katy Bowman. Before that, I had given never thought much to why spending time outside is important. Extended amounts of time. Since then I’ve been fascinated by the topic. Being outside and moving  outside have so many benefits. Benefits beyond the fact that those little toddler tornadoes are not making a mess in the house while they are outside. Continue reading “Getting young kids outdoors”

Feeling lost in motherhood? You might be missing this one important thing!

Mamas, have you been there? Lost in motherhood? The place where you feel like you’re fading rather than growing? Feeling frustrated that you can’t find the time or energy to BE YOU?  Where the only side of you that does seem to be growing is the angry, irritable, bitter side? Where negativity gets in the way of you being the mom you want to be, and the person you want to be?

Find ways to grow when you feel lost in motherhood.

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