Nature books for kids: Spring

Nature books for kids: Spring

20 books for kids … and the kid in you, too

Welcome to the second installment of my series on seasonal books for kids! Spring is just around the corner, so let’s celebrate with a list of children’s books about springtime.

There are so many wonderful books about spring! It’s hard to narrow them down. I tried to select a variety—some about the changing seasons, some about planting seeds and growing gardens, some about springtime animals, and some about exploring nature. I hope you like them.

Continue reading “Nature books for kids: Spring”

Nature books for kids: Winter

Nature books for kids: Winter

20 books for kids … and the kid in you, too

I’m happy to introduce the first segment in a new series for my blog! Children’s literature is one of my favourite things, and I thought that it was long overdue for me to start writing about it on a regular basis.

I believe that children’s literature is a powerful way to help guide children and teach them about the world, but there’s also a lot that us adults can learn from children’s books as well. Books encourage curiosity, create enchantment and whimsy out of the mundane, and remind us of what it is to be a child. When it comes to books about nature, there are so many beautiful options to choose from! Here are just a few of my favourites for the winter season.

Continue reading “Nature books for kids: Winter”

At-home activities

At-home activities

These are uncertain and challenging times. In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, many parents are finding themselves without childcare, working from home and homeschooling at the same time. It’s no easy feat. I’ve been brainstorming some activities for myself and my son while we’re isolating at home. For myself, I’m trying to balance my natural urge to “be productive” with some more calming and grounding activities that I know I need for my mental health.

I hope these ideas spark some inspiration for you too! 

Continue reading “At-home activities”

How to go Zero Waste, with kids

How to go Zero Waste, with kids

Is it possible to go Zero Waste with kids? Certainly! It’s important to define “Zero Waste” the right way, though, because I’d argue that no one on this planet is truly Zero Waste. Rather, I see Zero Waste as a movement and a lifestyle, and one that can absolutely be adopted by families and kids.

Continue reading “How to go Zero Waste, with kids”

Navigating Eco-Anxiety & Eco-Grief: An interview with Lindsay Coulter

Navigating Eco-Anxiety & Eco-Grief: An interview with Lindsay Coulter

Today I have prepared for you something very special: an interview with environmentalist, writer, and mother Lindsay Coulter, about eco anxiety and eco grief. I’m hoping that you find it useful in your own climate activism.

Continue reading “Navigating Eco-Anxiety & Eco-Grief: An interview with Lindsay Coulter”