When a Solar Oven Says You’re On the Right Track

By: Martianne Stanger Although being safe is paramount in my parenting, I have never been one to limit my children’s opportunity to try “dangerous things”. This may seem paradoxical to some, but I truly believe that children need time to learn how to experiment and manipulate much of what our modern society eschews as dangerous … More When a Solar Oven Says You’re On the Right Track

Walk-n-Talk: A Simple Idea for Health and Communication

By: Martianne Stanger There is no doubt about it. Life is busy. In fact, sometimes it is so busy that we find ourselves running from here to there, sending quick e-communications, but hardly connecting with ourselves, one another, or the glory of the great outdoors. To some, that may not be an issue. To me, … More Walk-n-Talk: A Simple Idea for Health and Communication

1000 Hours Outside

By: Martianne Stanger Long ago, I heard about a 1000 Hours Outside challenge in one of the online groups I am in and laughed at it. Who needs a formal challenge to spend time outside? I thought. My children get 1000 hours outside a year and then some. As homeschoolers, we were blessed to spend … More 1000 Hours Outside