By: Martianne Stanger Last fall, upon the request of one of my children, I set up a survival challenge – and what fun it was! I purposely chose criteria for the challenge that would tie into knowledge that my children already had, stretch them a bit further, and be more than they could do in … More Initiate a Survival Challenge!
By: Martianne Stanger It’s no secret that I love getting myself and my family outside and that the woods is one of my favorite places to be. What seems to be a secret to some, though, is just how to get a family outside and enjoying the woods. Yep. For I have had people ask … More 10 + Secrets to Enjoying Time in the Woods￼￼
By: Martianne Stanger “Stay home!” I keep hearing and seeing these words everywhere during this time of the crazy COVID-19 virus and its fallout. As anyone who has been reading my posts here at Signature Moms for any length of time might have gleaned, the great outdoors nourishes me. Being cooped up in my house … More 10 Suggestions for Staying Safe and Sane Outdoors During COVID-19
By: Martianne Stanger Guess what time it is? Maple syrup season! A wonderful time to get outside to tap your own trees, like my family experimented with doing a few years ago or a time to go see, first-hand, how maple syrup is made. One great place to learn about maple syrup production is at … More March Means Maple Syrup: 3 Places to Visit
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
By: Sandy Churchill Our 12 year-old son Timothy is a Boy Scout—and we are blessed to be part of a super-active troop in our town. Among the scouting adventures is a bevy of camping opportunities, where scouts and chaperones hone their skills at tent set-up, cooking outdoors, hiking, and earning merit badges of all … More Scouts Recharge Us with Camping Adventures
By: Martianne Stanger It’s no secret that I enjoy getting outside with family and friends! Little warms my spirit more than adventuring outside with children. credit: Training Happy Hearts There’s just something about spending time outside with my little ones that makes me smile… Credit: Training Happy Hearts In fact, a quick glance through … More Another Reason to Get Outside: Mass Audobon Has FREE Happenings on April 9!
By: Martianne Stanger Spring has arrived and so has the glorious sun! Don’t you just love it? I do! I love how it warms body and soul. I also love how it beckons us all to head outside to bask and enjoy. Indeed, since spring arrived, our family has been relishing simple times outside. Perhaps, … More Spring has arrived!