You can raise a child who loves nature and is deeply connected to Mother Earth even in the middle of a metropolitan environment. Look at me. Born in Toronto, raised in the city, I love immersing myself in everything outdoorsy. Camping, canoeing, hiking, vacations in the forest, I love it all. It's not that I … Continue reading Raising a Wild (nature-loving) Child is Easy!
Can we just admit that we don't need the gifts? C'mon... say it with me, "I do not need to buy presents." A few years ago my side of the family decided to end the gift-giving dance. It got to the point where I was giving someone a $50 gift card so that one person … Continue reading Give Up The Gifts
Granted I live in a small house, but I can't stand clutter. So when we found out we were having kids, I immediately asked our families to respect our rule: no "new" toys (and frankly, to vet used and thrift toys by us first). I knew I wanted to raise them in a house where … Continue reading Minimalist Approach To Toys Maximizes Child’s Play and Minimizes Environmental Impacts