Some of my favorite memories are of the elaborate fairy tea parties my daughters used to throw. First they would lay out a quilt on the grass, set out the rarely used china tea cups, and create handmade invitations. Usually a sugary water served as the tea and tiny...read more
Despite a very rainy May Day here, the trees are budding and flowers are finally opening. And it is officially, what I like to call, Fairy Season. May Day is the kick off for all of those wild fairy parties to come. To get ready for all of this merry making, I have a...read more
A couple of weeks ago, in the middle of a HUGE blizzard, this bright and sunny book came into the world. This is the second in the seasonal fairies series, illustrated by fairy godmother, Hazel Mitchell and published by Downeast Books. Now that the snow has melted a...read more
Although it's been a strange, snowless winter, it is still very much winter. My urge during this season is always to stay inside and hibernate. Each day I push myself out, no matter what the weather, and am immediately glad I did. The winter landscape refreshes me....read more
Fall is my favorite season. The fiery leaves mixed with the orange of pumpkins gives the world a golden glow. Sweaters are pulled down from attics and new hats warm our heads. And there is a new kind of bustle as geese head south, Monarch butterflies head to Mexico,...read more
June 21st: The longest day of the year, when the sun reaches its most northerly point, a time when that thin veil between the human and fairy world disappears. For fairy-house builders, you can stay outside longer. The dark cool nights won't turn you away. In summer,...read more
Did you know that May is, in fact, fairy month? May 1st, also known as May Day, is when fairies bring presents to the fairy queen and have a giant celebration. Often, people associate fairies with summer and warmer weather, but fairies actually love this in-between...read more
“Who likes to look for treasures?” I ask a room full of three to five-year-old children in a preschool classroom. Not surprisingly, each little arm shoots up. I explain to the children that treasures can be every day objects with unusual traits: a stick with a hole in...read more
“You can use a tree stump for a counter. The sea makes a nice sink; so does a puddle at the end of a hose. For a stove there is the sun, or a flat stone. And ovens are everywhere. You’ll find them under bushes, in sandboxes or behind trees.” –Marjorie Winslow from Mud...read more
March: that in-between month. We are inching away from winter but not quite yet into spring. It certainly doesn't feel warm enough to head to the beach, but if you bundle up, you can still take a hike or a walk around the neighborhood to see what’s going on out there....read more
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Our mission is to help families connect with each other and the natural world, and make lasting memories of a magical time in childhood.