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Wonder Wednesday 90: Early Childhood Nature Journling

  It’s Montessori Education Week! So to celebrate, this Wonder Wednesday activity is adapted from my book Wonder & Wander: An Early Childhood Nature Connection Guide. And of course what more favorite topic to focus on than nature journaling!     I first began nature journaling with children in my own Montessori classroom, so I

Make an Action Inspiration Jar - with PDF!

Wonder Wednesday 85: Make an Action Inspiration Jar – with PDF!

  Happy autumnal equinox week! This month’s exploration of the sublime aspects of nature and the recent hurricanes can lead us far from action and instead to wanting  to run and hide under the covers from all things nature – and that is nothing to be ashamed of. It’s a real thing called ecophobia and if

Beauty is in replanting and rebuilding together. Click to learn more about building community around sublime frightening nature and the climate crisis, and directly support the Bahamas relief effort with Wings, Worms, and Wonder..

Beyond Hurricane Dorian: Sublime Connections

  “We are experiencing sublime conditions of horror, you know?” ~Erica Moiah James, an assistant professor in the Department of Art and Art History at the University of Miami, founding director and chief curator of the National Art Gallery of the Bahamas. (citation) In light of the past week, this quote, and last month’s blog series

Let wonder make the ordinary extraordinary! Click to get everyday ideas and practical tips from Wings, Worms, and Wonder today!

Let Ordinary Be Extraordinary: A Confessional

  In the current flashy fast modern life, I dare to say ordinary is exactly what we need. A constant media barrage of horrific events and tumultuous political climates – all on top of regular life challenges, it is tough to keep that glass half full outlook. To find respite, look to the little things, the simple pleasures. Spend time

This quote is my wish for my birthday, And I have a gift for you to download too! Click for your pdf of this graphic and make your own Earthy birthday wish!

Order, Harmony, Beauty

  This quote is my wish for my birthday – because today is my birthday and I get to make a wish! I want my year to be filled with art making, nature exploring, and to reach a level of financial stability and sustainability with Wings, Worms, and Wonder. But even more, I want the world to open

When reality seems less than, use art (and nature) to stay in touch with truth, when all swirling around us seems like anything but. Click for inspiration.

Art vs. Reality

  It’s a bizarre, fragile, and disturbing political time engulfing us here in the states. I don’t know about y’all, but I roller coaster through the gamut of emotions on a daily basis. One minute I’m like it will be okay. It surely will…right? And the next I’m in a quick sell everything and get out while

How can we de stress in tumultuous times? Turn to the flowers and nature. They are there for your every time. Click to get ideas at Wings, Worms, and Wonder

Flowers In Joy and Sadness

I don’t know about y’all, but the past year has been a life rollercoaster like none I’ve ridden to date. I’m pretty exhausted. I know I have to stay strong and vigilant though, and I plan to. How do we do that in tumultuous times? Turning to nature is always a great antidote for sadness

Tiny little acts that can make big differences in our lives. Check out this seed swap for idea for spreading little acts of love!

A Little Love Goes a Long Way

  I saw this quote recently and I thought what a perfect reminder. As we come off a month of devastating natural disasters, years of unsettling politics, and look to an unpredictable future, a little love is never too little.   A kind word to a stranger here, a small bit of help there, a

Find more Montessori Inspired nature connection tips and activities at Wings, Worms, and Wonder. Click to join the fun and start creatively connecting with nature today!

Education for Peace

  Maria Montessori lived in Italy and Europe through 2 world wars, including a Fascist regime. She knew a thing or 20 about tough times – politically, culturally, and environmentally speaking. Those challenging life experiences drove her to keep working, teaching, and striving for peace through education until her death in 1952, at age 82.

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Seed Swap: Salubrious Birdsongs

  This great quote on birdsongs is from the book by Florence Williams, The Nature Fix: Why Nature Makes Us Happier, Healthier, and More Creative.   This book is really one of the best I’ve read in quite a while – especially on the human need for nature topic. I can’t recommend it enough to