Self Care with TruSelf Organics


The average US woman exposes herself to over 150 different chemicals through her personal care/beauty products each day. In the United States, there are almost 13,000 chemicals used in cosmetics, and only about 10 percent have been evaluated for safety.” 

It is so easy to just hop in bed at the end of a long day without going through a long self care regimen. I found it hard to get motivated to remove my make up, wash my face, apply moisturizer and whatever else is needed to not look like a mom who doesn’t get any sleep lol. But I have recently found that motivation and the answer is… fall in love with the products you are using!

For Christmas, my husband purchased me the TruSelf Organics “Ultimate Clear Skin Kit”  which has turned out to be one of my most cherished gifts I have ever received. I really had no idea how much I could love a  product line. After using it for just a few days I was already noticing a huge difference in my skins appearance and the way it felt. My sister was in town for the holidays so of course we did face masks together and she also tried out  the face wash and moisturizer. She was just as impressed as I was. She has always had issues with her skin and while I never did as a teen, I have recently been battling break outs and dry skin as an adult.

Fast forward about two weeks and I was still just as excited to wash my face as I had been when I first opened the package. I honestly look forward to my morning and nighttime routine everyday. So I wrote to the company to express how impressed I was. They were so kind and generous in their response. They offered to send me their hair care to try as well as a discount code for my readers and followers!! (which I will leave down below.)

This kit came with a face wash, moisturizer, clay mask and the cutest bamboo utensils. All of which are vegan and cruelty-free! The mission, at TruSelf, is to promote self love as well as self care. The company was started in 2013 but a yogi mama with a passion for all natural, organic beauty products. She spent a lot of time researching and studying the negative effects harmful chemicals that are put into our products have on our mind, body and soul.

Clear Skin Foaming Cleanser: Not only am I impressed by the small ingredients list but nothing has ever left my skin feeling more clean. It really feels like there is nothing left on my skin, clogging my pores. Ingredients: Water, Organic Saponified Coconut Oil, Organic Saponified Olive Oil, Organic Sunflower Oil, Organic Aloe Vera Leaf Juice, Rosemary Extract, Organic Shea Butter, Tea Tree Essential Oil, Vegetable Glycerin, Guar Gum, Lemon Essential Oil, Citric Acid.  I love the smell of tea tree so this face wash is what dreams are made of for me.  Benefits: Kills Bacteria, Clears and Fights Blemishes, Retains Moisture and Preserves Skins’ Natural Oils, Prevents Wrinkles and Reduces Appearance of Fine Lines, Good for all Skin Types

Detoxifying Mask: I feel like this mask has helped my skin so much. I was experiencing breaks out, dry skin, my pores looked huge and, of course, wrinkles are now a thing! My face has felt much smoother and just over all in much better shape since using this mask at least once a week since receiving  it. Also, it does hurt to have the adorable bamboo utensils to mix it in and I never new how much I needed a brush to apply a face mask until owning one.  Ingredients: Calcium Bentonite Clay, White Kaolin Clay, Rose Kaolin Clay, Moroccan Red Clay, Moroccan Rhassoul Clay, Dead Sea Clay, Epsom Salt, White Willow Bark Extract. Benefits: Minimizes Pores,Reduces Scars and Discoloration, Acne-Fighting Ingredients, Formulated for all Skin Types (Both Women and Men), Prevents and Diminishes Wrinkles.

Ocean Mineral Moisturizer: When I first opened this moisturizer it looked super thick and heavy and I wasn’t sure if I was going to love it. Turns out it is actually super light weight. It leaves your skin feeling nourished and hydrated without feeling greasy or heavy on the skin. There is no scent so it really just feels and smells clean. Ingredients: Organic Aloe Leaf Juice, Water, Hyaluronic acid, Organic Sunflower Oil, Palm Oil, Glyceryl Stearate, Cetyl Alcohol, Stearic Acid, Vegetable Glycerin, Shea Butter, Organic Jojoba Oil, Vitamin B5, Vitamin E, Sea Water Extract, Organic Green Tea Extract, Yarrow Extract, Irish Moss Extract, Spirulina Extract, Organic Gotu Kola Extract, Horsetail Extract, Wild Geranium Extract, Dandelion Extract, Xanthan Gum, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin. Benefits: Formulated for Dry/Combo Skin to Promote Skin’s Natural Moisture, Lightweight, Yet Hydrating, Offers Natural UV Protection (SPF 6), Contains Anti-Aging Properties, Stimulates Skin Cell Renewal and Collagen Production.

Restorative Shampoo & Conditioner: If you have been following me for awhile then you will know the issues I have with my hair due to my auto immune disease. From being so malnourished my hair is thin, brittle and falls out by the handful. I am alway looking for pure and natural hair care to help in restoring my hair to even half of what it used to be. When Truself sent me this hair bundle I was not only excited but so appreciative. The ingredients lists on both products is small yet powerful and felt confident that I would love it.. and I  do! I haven’t been using it long but my hair feels soft and hydrated which I haven’t seen in a very long time. I am looking forward to the results I am undoubtedly going to experience as I continue using these products. Ingredients: Shampoo – Marigold (Calendula Officialis), Burdock Root (Arctium Lappa), Nettle Leaf (Urtica Diotica), Rosemary (Rosemary Officialis), Olive Oil, Coco Betain, Vegetable Glycerine, Hemp Seed Oil (Cannabis Sativa), Vitamin B5, Grapefruit (Citris Grandis), Tangerine (Citris Reticulate), Ylang Ylang (Cananga Odorata). Conditioner – Marigold (Calendula Officialis), Burdock Root (Arctium Lappa), Nettle Leaf (Urtica Diotica), Rosemary (Rosemary Officialis), Olive Oil, Coco Betain, Vegetable Glycerine, Hemp Seed Oil (Cannabis Sativa), Vitamin E (Tocopheryl Acetate), Vitamin B5 (Panthenol), Grapefruit (Citris Grandis), Tangerine (Citris Reticulate), Ylang Ylang (Cananga Odorata), Oatmeal Protein. Benefits: Revitalizes Dry and Damaged Hair, Moisturizes Without Residue, Controls Frizz and Flyaways, Stimulates Hair Growth, Safe for Colored-Treated Hair

I think its safe to say that I wont be switching my self care routine any time soon. As much as I love trying new things, I am pretty loyal once I find something that I truly love and can tell works!!I have found that I feel so much better inside and out when I am taking care of myself and have a good self care routine in place.  If you guys want to try anything from TruSelf Organics you can use code Brittany30 for 30% of on your purchase!! Just go to their WEBSITE !!

Weekend Chronicles: Adventure for Healing

We have always been firm believers in nature aiding in the healing process. No matter what we have going on, the answer always seems to be “Lets take a drive.” Fresh air and a change of scenery can make all the difference when sick. In fact, its been proven that being out in nature boosts your immune system as well as your spirits and lets face it, those two go hand in hand.

So once we were through the pain and over all hell that arrived in the form of a stomach bug and took over our entire house, we hit the road! Not too far. Just a 45 minute drive from our house brought us to the snow we have been longing for all winter and a renewed sense of well being. This is a place we frequently visit in the spring and summer as it is the home of my favorite campground as well as this adorable lodge with attached mercantile and restaurant. Cabins line the road on both sides that eventually opens to a beautiful lake. Just as my husband had hoped, the lake was  frozen and the kids were ecstatic. How cool is it to walk on water!! They even came across some open fishing holes and were able to look down below the ice, hoping to see fish of course.

White was all we saw for miles. It was peaceful, refreshing and exactly what we needed. Not to mention that there is no cell service in this area which kind of adds to the appeal for me. We snapped photos, ate the candy we had purchased from the mercantile and played in the snow until we were frozen. Seat heaters came in handy on the way home 😉


Get outside!! Take a drive and never stop exploring!!

I Won A Giveaway!! Sharing the Amazing Shops Involved!!

We all must scroll past about 100 giveaways a day on Instagram. There are very few that I actually take part in. Unless I really love the shops that are involved. Well that was the case with this recent giveaway that I entered. It was hosted by two of my favorite Insta mamas, @Jacquelinesarahh and @senaenelson, whom I just adore. (They really are the sweetest with the most adorable babes) and the prizes were all incredibly beautiful and matched my home decor perfectly. Since I have been working to finish up my living room (among many other areas of my house) I decided it couldn’t hurt. I never expected to win so when I  opened my Instagram to that announcement I nearly jumped through my ceiling.

As the packages started rolling in last week I was even more blown away by the quality of each item. Everything being handcrafted ethically and locally in California. You all know that I am big on supporting Small Shops!

I have spent the past few days rearranging each item trying to decide where I want each piece to be placed. The task made harder by the fact that my Christmas tree is taking up a good portion of my wall space at the moment. But I decided to snap a few photos anyway.

Odessa & Sons Ill start with something that ended up being for our youngest babe. When I saw that I would be receiving indigo shibori dyed pillow cases from Odessa & Sons, I was over the moon. We are in the process of switching around our kids bedrooms. Our 4 year old is getting a “big boy bedroom” for Christmas which means , by default, our youngest will now have his own room and a big boy bed! I had already chosen indigo shibori bedding for him before this giveaway even existed so that should explain my excitement. All products from Odessa & Sons are hand dyed, using natural dyes , in San Diego, Ca. Check out more hand dyed goods on their website HERE or follow on Instagram

Radical Soul Collective This layered tassel and driftwood wall hanging is by Radical Soul Collective and I am basically in love. The craftsmanship of this piece is so beautiful, creative and unique. This look so dreamy hanging in my living room. Its the first thing you see when you walk in the front door. Its simple but still makesI  a big enough statement to stand on its own. Check out their Etsy shop and Instagram

Sunday Makers I am obsessed with mud cloth and also throw pillows. Put them together and you’ve made me the happiest woman on earth. Its almost as if Sunday Makers knew exactly what I needed when they sent me this pillow. I currently have all cream colored pillows on my couch but black…. its just too good! I have been eyeballing black mud cloth pillows for awhile so this beauty came at just the right time! Merry Christmas to me!! All items by Sunday Makers are made from locally and ethically sourced textiles in Oakland, Ca. Check them out on Instagram 

Madre Handmade This adorable little banner has been floating around my house because I love it so much and can’t decide where it needs to stay. So for now it may just have a new home every day! Including my Christmas tree. This piece speaks for itself. The message is so sweet, as are all of the banners made by Madre Handmade. I actually had a hard time choosing one because I kind of want them all. These banners are handmade by a sweet mama of 3 in Ramona, Ca. You Can find more of her work on her Etsy Shop and her Instagram

Lumitory The last item just makes me so very happy. For the longest time our walls were bare! I mean literally nothing on them. One because we were having trouble agreeing on art or images we both loved and two because  I am terrible about getting our pictures printed. Finally I found these simple black and white cactus prints at hobby lobby so that was a start. Then I received this amazing poster from Lumitory which couldn’t have matched more perfectly. Its simple and just fits the vibe of our home. Check out their website and instagram !!

Weekend Chronicles: Thanksgiving

We have had pretty consistent flow of house guests over the past few months. Which always leaves my emotional state sitting somewhere between completely overjoyed and a frazzled ball of stress and anxiety. We love company and hosting in our home. My stress comes from that internal nagging that I can’t seem to quiet. “The house is a mess. Our kids will wake the guests too early in the morning. We aren’t finished with renovations.” You know, that sort of thing. What does “finished” mean anyway? Will my home ever be in such a state that I won’t feel the need to change or rearrange something? No. Probably not. So all of the stress seems to be a huge waste of time. Funny how I can rationally express this after the fact.

But once guests arrive, the insanity subsides and a smooth flow carries the rest of their visit. Our most recent visitors, long time friends from LA,  always feel very comfortable in our home. The reason for that being that we once all lived together. A few years back we shared a four bedroom home in Los Angeles. So when they come into town there is a very natural routine that seems to pick up where we left off in 2014. Although 2 children have been added to the mix since then 😉 I think we all learned, this trip, that staying up until 2am reminiscing is something we can’t do anymore!

This will be the second Thanksgiving that they have made the drive from LA to Utah. As much as we love having the big Thanksgiving celebration with my husbands family, which is usually the case, we love hosting our own even more.   Cooking that giant meal is something we take great pride in.

If I had to choose a theme for this years celebration it would have to be “simple.” We kept the menu small and traditional. The entire day had a very laid back vibe. No rushing. No forcing the kids to wear nice clothes that would only end up covered in gravy and mashed potatoes. Matching olive colored overalls were the outfits of choice for my little ones.  We moved slowly through our morning. After brining the turkey  over night (my husband has been perfecting this brine for years and it makes for some of the most delicious turkey I have ever tasted!), we started to cook early afternoon and all was finished by 3pm. We couldn’t have asked for better weather so rather than attempt to drag the kids indoors, we brought our party outside and ate Thanksgiving dinner, sans shoes, at our pallet table in the backyard. A giant cable spool made for the perfect kids table (which we somehow failed to photograph) I find a certain appeal and warmth in everyone gathered on the floor around that rustic old table, barefoot and blissfully full! Our favorite teen even helped with the dishes which I have documented below 😉


The weekend began as we all sluggishly  moved through Friday in a food induced coma (yet we still decided pie was an acceptable breakfast choice) The day continued with a few toddler tantrums, a trip to the park and a last minute decision to decorate our tree together before they hit the road late that evening.


My husband even whipped up a quick parting gift for Jenny after admiring our stocking hanger 😉

We used our Saturday to reorganize and declutter. The idea of decluttering before Christmas is something I started last year and touched on briefly in this post. We told Cove that he could donate toys that he no longer played with to kids who didn’t have as much. He found this idea super exciting was happy to put together a box.

Hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Diamond Fork

Whether we chose the mountains or they chose us is still undecided but either way we piled into the car and drove, no specific destination in mind. It had been a long while since we had done this. Exploring new and interesting places and checking them off of our “must see” list one by one. A weekly occurrence turned monthly then not at all. Despite our promise to not allow meaningless adult distractions and stressors to get in the way of our memory making!! Lets be real, life happens. No point in beating ourselves up about it. We move forward and pick up where we left off.

Not sure what made this particular day any different. Maybe a bit of cabin fever. Maybe the allure of a cloudy grey sky that promised great photo lighting 🙂 Maybe a little of both. Whatever the motivation, we packed our camera, snacks, some extra jackets and hit the road. A 30 minute drive south brought us through Spanish Fork Canyon. Never one to take the same route twice, my husband chose Diamond Fork Canyon as the side road to explore. We parked and let the kids run around a beautiful campground (which we will be returning to in warmer months). They climbed, jumped in puddles, attempted to restore a birds nest and collected rocks. We even set up the tripod for a family picture. Our oldest, having recently shown an interest and an eye for photography, snapped some photos of my husband and I which I am completely in love with.  Im hoping this is an interest he continues to foster.

On the way home, before exiting the canyon, the smell of sulfur filled our car. The kids complained about it until we explained to them where it was coming from. We had come across the most beautiful, crystal blue water and realized that the water was flowing from a natural hot springs just a few feet ahead. Add this to our list of must see places.


Four Generations: Establishing Family Bonds

A week spent with family. Something I have come to cherish more as Ive gotten older and had children. Watching my kids establish a relationship with my parents and grandparents evokes emotions that are hard for me to put into words.

Only after hitting my 30s did it become increasingly apparent to me how important it is to nourish and maintain relationships with family and friends. Especially  with those that are willing and wanting to do the same because I’ve also learned that, unfortunately,  sometimes thats not alway the case. Relationships of any kind can be fleeting. There were parts of my family that I didn’t get to see much of, for one reason or another,  as a child so to be able to change that pattern and provide my children with strong family bonds is extremely important to me.

All emotional blabber aside, this week was wonderful. My dad has visited a few times before but this was a first for my grandmother. I love introducing new  visitors to the beauty that  I have fallen in love with. Utah is such a magical place. We have yet to have a visitor who wasn’t in complete awe of the mountain views that surround us in every direction.

Although our Fall colors have come and gone, there is never a lack of beautiful scenery around here. So when my dad mentioned taking photos of the 4 oldest of each generation (My grandma was the oldest in her family, my dad is the oldest of his siblings, so on and so forth) We knew exactly where these photos needed to take place. This park is one of our favorites. It has been the gathering place for many birthday parties and the backdrop of most family photos.

We were all sad when the week inevitably came to an end. We may or may not have shed a few tears but look forward to this being one of many visits to come.


Currently Loving: Hobby Lobby

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As most of you already know I am a huge supporter of small shops and  buy from them as often as I can. But when I decided it was time to stop procrastinating and finally update our living room, I knew that I was going to run into some trouble finding the exact items I wanted, in the decor style that I gravitate toward, on the budget I was working with. Pillows and Art were the two items I was most worried about as they tend to be on the pricier side. Mud cloth had been catching my eye for awhile but everything I was finding was well over $50 for each pillow and knowing that I needed at least 4 of them, I just couldn’t afford what I was looking for in the smaller shop market (even though I know the quality would have been far superior and well worth the price)

It was during a trip to Hobby Lobby late in October while picking up last minute pieces for our homemade Halloween costumes that I saw exactly what I had been searching for in their home decor section and above the pillows there it was…. that glorious 50% off sign. The wonderful thing about Hobby Lobby is that everything is half off at some point depending on the week. They rotate their sales each week  by department meaning that you can always get what you are looking for, on sale!! I find that their selection caters to so many styles.

That trip I ended up grabbing 4 pillows. I spotted 2 cactus prints that I knew were the exact pieces I needed to help fill the empty space on the wall above one of my couches but they weren’t on sale that day so I went back the following week, and picked them up. The pillows were originally $25 and I got them for just over $12. The Cactus prints were originally $20 and I got them for $10. Such a steal! Our living room is nowhere near being complete but these few items have brightened up the space and helped make it feel more like our home.


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Day Tripping : Ophir

Everyone loves a good ghost town right? Anyone that knows me, knows that I’ve always loved history. I want to know it all! It doesn’t matter if its a person, a building, a chair, I want to know the details of how it came to be. Last Sunday we decided to take a little drive to visit the old mining town of Ophir. This was one of my favorite adventures to date. To be able visit a place so rich in history was a dream! Ive read about this town, seen pictures and now I got to see it all for myself!!!

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Ophir was once a pretty profitable silver mining town. At its peak, the population was 6,000. There were saloons, brothels, hotels, stores, a post office, a town hall, a fire station along with homes built for the mining families. Most of these are still there today (along with some newer buildings.) This town was started in 1860 when soldiers came across indian silver mines, noticed that the indians were using silver and lead bullets and basically wanted a piece of the action. So they moved on in. This town was booming for awhile but all good things must come to an end I guess. By 1880 they had extracted everything they could and that was the end. pretty much everyone that has flooded in, left as quickly as they had entered. Leaving only 50 people. By the year 2000 the population had dwindled to 23 people. But almost everything is still there. The rusted mining cars, the town halls, the general store. You can look through the windows and see old pianos and desks where school took place. It really is like traveling back in time. But its eerily quiet. Besides the intense wind we experienced that day it was like having an entire town to yourself. I couldn’t help but wonder if people were watching us explore from windows that we weren’t aware of. Explain the history to the kids was also a big part of the fun.

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I absolutely plan on returning. Maybe when its warmer and we can walk around outside and really explore. But this was by far one of the most memorable days we have ever had.


Nomadic Hearts Clothing Co.

I love when the universe makes things easy and guides you directly to someone you were meant to connect with. That is what happened as I was scrolling instagram one day and came across the page of this beautiful gypsy soul. Come to find out, she was starting a clothing line that spoke directly to my heart. A line based on adventure, the need to wander and explore, mountain life and living wild and free!!  I had to reach out to this beautiful human and learn more.

You already know that I am a sucker for small shops. Especially when they donate to a great cause. Which of course is the mission of Allison and Nomadic Hearts. She will be giving 10% of all proceeds to The Humane League. The mission of The Humane League is to reduce the amount of animal suffering and to bring awareness about how we can make a difference. To learn more visit their

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I was so excited to receive my Be Wild tank in the mail. It is so soft and comfortable and gets softer as you wash it. I got a size small and it fits loose and a little baggy which I love. I cannot wait to see more designs and styles from this line. I will absolutely end up owning all of them. There is definitely a long sleeve that needs to make its way to my closet and a new design in the works that I’m already obsessing over.

Please be sure to follow Nomadic Hearts Clothing Co. on Instagram

and check out the website to shop (you may see a familiar face!)

use code: bohemianandbarefoot to receive 10% off of your order!

Always remember to Be Wild and Find Your Adventure!

Happy Sunday loves.


Homeschooling Round 2

The decision to homeschool is one that Ive made once before. About 4 years ago when my oldest son was 8 we homeschooled for an entire year. There were aspects that I loved and some that I didn’t. Looking back now I believe that I just hadn’t researched enough and didn’t wait until I found the perfect method that suited us. I signed up with a strong curriculum based program with grading and tests. It was a great online program but it was basically as if I had taken my son out of public school and started schooling him at home in the exact same way. I wish I had known then what I know now. Some children learn differently and the end result was a lot of stress and tears. All children are different and I hadn’t taken into account that my son needed a different approach. Although extremely intelligent and able to absorb information, he wasn’t one to want to sit and read or write a story. He needed a more hands on creative approach to learning which I hadn’t realized existed. So, long story short, I wasn’t prepared and the following year he went back to school. A part of me was relieved because it had all been so stressful but mostly I felt like a huge failure for not being able to succeed in something that I thought was the best choice for my son. In reflecting now I realize that Im not a failure, the dynamic just wasn’t right.

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Fast forward to the end of 2016. So much has changed in the past 4 years. My oldest is 12. We also have a 3 1/2 year old and a 10 month old. We now live in Utah and live more of a homesteader lifestyle with chickens and a large garden and soon we will have bees. Its a completely different lifestyle than what we were able to have in LA. So now the discussion of preschool for our toddler. In speaking to my husband it quickly became apparent that his thoughts were very similar to what had been weighing on my heart. This boy is extremely self motivated. He wants to know and learn everything!! He can sit for an hour working on something, such as a puzzle,by himself without being asked to do so. He wants to cook his own food and know where the food comes from and how it grows. The choice to homeschool again was scary!! I was fearful and didn’t want to fail again. But I also had a knew out look and more knowledge about what is other and couldn’t let fear effect my decision. At this time I had come across a page on Instagram called Wild and Free.Co. I instantly felt a connection and knew I needed to research more. This is the homeschooling program I needed years ago! Although maybe then it wouldn’t have fit just because our life was vastly different from what it is now.(we have always been campers and nature people just without the animals and semi farm lifestyle) But Wild and Free focus’ on nature and being outdoors and learning from your environment. There is nature journaling and a wild explorers club. They focus on family, growing your own food, adventuring,  and allowing the child to explore as a part of their everyday school “schedule.” I put that in quotes just because although there is structure in our day, it seemed to have come about very naturally.Not forced like some schedules can seem with children. Once you sign up with Wild and Free, you receive a monthly bundle. Every month has a different theme and a book to read with correlating worksheets. We take what we get from WF and then I add activities that focus on math and learning his letters ( at age 3 things are pretty easy and straight forward as far as what he needs to be working on). I have also research a lot about child led learning which is also something we have incorporated into our everyday routine. I take something he has asked about or shows interest in and we run with it. One week he asked about buying a cactus. So we learned about them and then took a trip to our local nursery to buy him one! Another week he saw something about dinosaurs which led to a trip to the BYU dinosaur museum, a giant dinosaur floor puzzle and lots of other dino based activities. We also spend a lot of time outdoors ( when weather allows) to learn about the trees and plants that grow around us. It has only been a couple of months but we are enjoying every moment. Everything we do is a learning experience. Making kombucha, homemade almond milk, growing mushrooms. All of it is a lesson. Even our recent trip to bryce canyon was full of information and the kids sat in the backseat and read all about its history as we drove.

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(making calendula salve from a wild a free tutorial)

Last month our book of the month was “Farmer Boy” by Laura Ingalls Wilder. This book was a life changer!! At first I thought it would be too advanced for a 3 year old but he ended up loving it and asked to read every night before bed and sometimes in the morning also. He connected with the main character and even wanted to make some of the food that they spoke about int he book. In one chapter they talk about Almanzo’s birthday ( the main boy) so we went to the store the following day and bought the ingredients to make him a birthday dinner! This consisted of a roast, beans, corn bread and his favorite dish which was apples and onions. Cove was so excited for my husband to come home from work so he could sit with us and eat the meal he had prepared based off of the book. It was so exciting to him to eat the same food and his favorite character.

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Although our oldest is still attending public school (by choice) he has also benefited from this process with our toddler. He gets involved with all of the fun projects and of course the outdoor exploring. Our weekly trips bring us closer as a family. He also participates in the nature journaling.He is kind of getting the best of both worlds. Although our situation may be a bit different, it is working for our family right now and I am excited to continue and involve our littlest boy as he grows and becomes big enough to take part in the learning aspect of our adventures.

To check out more about Wild and Free visit their website