What actions could we take to increase biodiversity in small everyday actionable ways that aren't overwhelming or require lots of bureaucracy?

Seed Swap: Biodiversity

  With our environment under current and constant threat, biodiversity should be at the front of our minds. How are we living for clean and safe air, water, soil, and energy in little ways in our daily lives? What actions could we take to increase biodiversity in a human scale kind of way? By that I mean

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Environments of Beauty

Beauty in our lives is incredibly important. I believe this to be true both as an artist, and as a Montessorian. When we’re surrounded by environments of beauty we feel happy, confident, and empowered. We feel in control and like we make (or can make) a positive difference. The idea of the empowerment that beauty brings to

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Patience

This quote really stands out to me. It’s Thursday October 6 and I’m writing posts early, because as I sit in my sister in law’s house, evacuated from my own, trying to tie up loose ends, awaiting the arrival of a big hurricane, I have to be patient. Nature will bring the storm at her pace

How can you shift the way you use your senses to connect more deeply with nature and creativity? Click to Ponder this and more on the Wings Worms,and Wonder blog!

Seed Swap: Listen Before Looking

This month’s seeds swap is getting pretty philosophical! I really liked this quote and the idea of listening before looking. Especially the idea of shifting the way we normally use our senses. How can we listen with our eyes? Well I’m not totally sure. We’ll have to reevaluate the way we define listening and looking

Click through to get ideas on why and ways to spark creativity in your life with Wings, Worms, and Wonder!

Creativity = More Creativity!

Use it or lose it they say! But that isn’t true in the case of creativity! No need to hoard it! There is always plenty waiting for you if you open up your sense of wonder! Creativity is awesome because really the more you use it, the more it multiplies. And if you don’t use it

Let Wings, Worms, and Wonder help you creatively connect with your natural world! Click through for lots of resources!

SeedSwap: Where Nature Ends

Nature is one of the most wonderful muses, in my opinion anyway! The joy and peace that a creative connection with the natural world brings adds so much to life! Nature has been inspiring humans since the beginning of time, so why would we not still need this connection because we are more “civilized”? We

What do you think about kids and risks? It's quite the topic these days. Personally, I am all for it. Click through to learn more and get great resources for helping children navigate risk.

Seed Swap: The More Risks

What do you think about kids and risks? It’s quite the topic these days. Personally, I am all for it. After years of teaching, aunting, and befriending children and parents, I am very positive about the outcomes that pro risk parenting brings. From social, academic, and physical confidence and resiliency to improved body awareness, a good set

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Inspiration from the Field: AMS 2016 & Beyond

If you’ve been on social media or read the newsletter the past week, you’ve probably noticed that I’ve been living it up in Chicago at the American Montessori Society Annual Conference. It’s always a treat to get to go to the AMS conference because it is really awesome to see so many people in one

What most sparks your wonder when it comes to the sea? Click through to spark you wonder for the sea and get a free quote graphic!

Seed Swap: The Sea

I love how when you go into the ocean, you are a visitor in a different world where things you’ll never understand are happening all the time and all around you while you visit. And when you walk on the beach at low tide, you are walking on the sea floor, where hours before mysterious

Click through for tons of practical ideas for creatively connecting with nature through the arts and gardening with Wings, Worms, and Wonder!

Seed Swap: Focus

How true is this! The ways we “see” are so influenced by the lenses through which we look. Wouldn’t life be more fun if we kept our imagination lenses in focus a bit more of the time? Let your creative side shine in 2016!! What seeds of creativity will you let sprout this year? Let’s swap