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Festive Outdoors Fun with the Nature Detectives’ Advent Calendar

It’s wintertime. Days are shorter, colder and moodier. How do you find the motivation to have fun with the kids outdoors? When the temptation of staying indoors in front of a screen is strong, put up your best fight, scarves and gloves and walk out the door with these activities. I recently discovered the wonderful Nature Advent Calendar of Nature Detectives and couldn’t resist sharing it with you and your family. Each day is a different page that offers Christmas-related nature activities for young nature detectives.

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A child's Christmas in New England

Books for Kids: Eight Books to Celebrate 2013 Holidays

To celebrate the holidays and the winter season in all their scented and crisp glory, here is a selection of eight picture books for all ages, from my toddler nephew to my tween girls. I selected them for their evocative writing, their creativity or their gorgeous art, and then sorted them from youngest to oldest.

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Boat moored at Scalpay Harbor

Private Island Family Escape on the Isle of Scalpay

You don’t have to be rich and famous to spend your next family vacation on a private island, longing for peace and quiet in the middle of the ocean. With 14 miles of shoreline, the Isle of Scalpay in Scotland counts only two guest cottages that you can book for week-long stays. It’s you and a […]

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Teeny tiny gardening eggshell planters. From Emma Hardy's book, Teeny Tiny Gardens (Cico Books)

Eggsquisite Crafts For Spring and Easter

Easter is just around the corner and snowdrops, sourgrass and irises are stretching their petals to call for warmer days. At home, why not try these easy and budget-friendly egg crafts to kick off your Easter festivities and celebrate spring with earth-friendly activities? No plastics or chemicals needed for these cute guys. Just easy kitchen or […]

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The Complete - ham, cheese and egg

Savory Buckwheat Crepes Recipe (Gluten-Free)

On Groundhog Day, we usually make galettes de sarrasin at home. Galettes de sarrasin, the French name for buckwheat crepes, are basically a food group in Brittany where they are served year-round with a side of salad and a bowl of hard cider. For us, it’s a typical Groundhog Day meal because Groundhog Day is also known […]

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