water table clean-up and fun in one!

If like us, spring has caught you unaware, you may be looking around your yard, wishing you had stored the outdoors toys better. Never fear, I have an easy clean-up hack that will keep your kids busy and entertained, and allow you to bring out the toys to play with today. We had a fun,…

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Me Time: How to practice self-care as a busy mom

https://outdoorsmama.blog/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/Me-Time_-How-to-Practice-Self-Care-as-a-Busy-Mom.png I read this great post on Facebook about self-care.  I’ve been thinking about writing something along these lines for a while, but I’ve been struggling with getting it down on paper.  Not enough time, maybe?! So start by reading the Facebook post, it says a lot of what I feel. There is a certain…

Snap It Outdoors: Adventurers

We’re at our Cabin In the Woods for the week. Four kids, four adults, and so much to explore. Playing in the woods has never been so much fun for these kids. I hope they’re always such good friends and find many adventures like this to go on together in the years to come.

Snap It Outdoors: Just Playing

There’s a natural ebb and flow to their play, just as there is to the water. They immerse themselves in that concentrated busywork of moving rocks and dumping things, swirling their hands in the cool water, living in some imaginary world.

Don’t fall for the ’18 summers’ hype

I’m sure you’ve seen the posts all over social media – you only have 18 summers with your kids before they go to college, better make the most of it! It feels like a cruel dig, if you’re a parent trying to work or stay home with your kids all day, coordinate summer camps, playdates,…

Art with Kids: Get Messy Outside!

My boys love to make a mess, and they love to make art. In the summer, we can easily combine these things, have fun making a giant art project outside, and then clean up with the hose after! I love when it starts to get warm again and we can plan some of these fun…

Go! 5 ways to celebrate National Get Outdoors Day

Tomorrow is National Get Outdoors Day This is a no-brainer for my family; we love to be outdoors as often as we can. But if you haven’t been outdoors much recently, or struggle to find activities the whole family can enjoy, then have a look at this list and see if you can find some last-minute options…

Snap It Outdoors: Pinata time

Smalls turned 3 this weekend. We had a fantastic and relaxed playpark birthday party that we shared with another family who had a kid turning 4. I was lazy mom and bought cupcakes at the store. The adults drank fizz and the only organized activity for the kids was the pinata. Kids spontaneously lined up,…

5 tips to get kids involved in the garden

I’m a rubbish gardener.  I enjoy it, but I’m not great at knowing where things should go or growing vegetables. The idea of planting with the kids slightly terrifies me. I do like pottering around in the garden, though, getting yard work done. Things like weeding, or working on bigger projects.  We are making a lot…