30 April 2010

{this moment}

{this moment} - A Friday ritual. A single photo - no words - capturing a moment from the week. A simple, special, extraordinary moment. A moment I want to pause, savor and remember...

26 April 2010

What adults can learn from kids

Child prodigy Adora Svitak says the world needs "childish" thinking: bold ideas, wild creativity and especially optimism. Kids' big dreams deserve high expectations, she says, starting with grownups' willingness to learn from children as much as to teach.

25 April 2010


I ♥ Faces is a photography site focused on the art of capturing faces and their various emotions. This week’s photo challenge theme is 'Smiles'.

23 April 2010

{this moment}

{this moment} - A Friday ritual. A single photo - no words - capturing a moment from the week. A simple, special, extraordinary moment. A moment I want to pause, savor and remember...

Landscape (Nozy's Nature Pictures)

See more skies at Skywatch Friday
See more scenery at Scenic Sunday

16 April 2010

{this moment}

{this moment} - A Friday ritual. A single photo - no words - capturing a moment from the week. A simple, special, extraordinary moment. A moment I want to pause, savor and remember.

Non-Newtonian Slime

Recipe for Non-Newtonian Slime
1. Measure out 100ml of water.
2. Add 200g of cornflour. Make sure you add it bit by bit, stirring it in fully.
3. Add a few drops of food colouring (optional).
4. Experiment to see what you can make it do!

Click here to see the play, crafts and learning ideas blog link-ups we share at.

11 April 2010

Spring, a bonfire and a blog party

This week we're joining the Ultimate Blog Party 2010 hosted by 5 Minutes for Mom. My party post has the same theme (and title) as last year's party post but this year the blog party is a month later so we've already celebrated the arrival of spring.

The arrival of spring in our garden
More spring in our garden
Spring - yesterday and today
Spring at the farm
Spring flowers
Spring nature basket
Spring nature book basket
101 inspiring links: spring, creativity and parenting
More inspiration

One of our favourite things about spring is the start of the bonfire season and here is our 'blog party bonfire' which Sunnyboy helped to build yesterday.

Click the banner below to find out about the events taking place and to visit other bloggers taking part and if this is your first visit to sunnydaytodaymama do leave a comment and a link to your blog so I can visit you also. If you enjoy our blog I hope you'll follow along and visit again soon.

Ultimate Blog Party 2010

8 April 2010

A painting for Little Friend

Sunnyboy painted a picture for Little Friend

Little Friend "with his long legs" (left) and Little Friend's Mum (right)

6 April 2010

More inspiration

My last post was 101 inspiring links: spring, creativity and parenting and here's an update with some more inspiration.

Family Nature Club at Ordinary Life Magic (Too.)
Children and nature awareness month challenge at 5 Orange Potatoes
20 Ways to Enjoy Springtime at SimpleMom
Discoveries at discovering flowers
Playing With Trash: Mini Lego Playhouse at makes and takes
Tree Branch Tea Set (for the gnomes) at Childhood Magic
Rainbow Birthday Cake with White Chocolate Icing at Home Baked
And into the Weekend With Us!!! at Dancing the Enchantment
On Service at Shivaya Naturals
Mali photography: and a global tale of mothers and babies at My Marrakesh (thanks to Lisa for the link to this beautiful and thought-provoking post)

4 April 2010

101 inspiring links: spring, creativity and parenting

Feeling Spring at Shivaya Naturals
First Day of Spring at Childhood Magic
New Beginnings... at Mom in Madison
Hanging Out at On Bradstreet
Cultivating Joy at Chicken Counting
loving it up at Days of You and Me
Enjoying The Little Things at Simple, Green, Frugal Co-op
Simple Spring Celebrations: Earth Day, Easter, and The Pink Full Moon at SimpleKids
Blog Favorites: Spring and Easter at mama smiles
Easter Activities at Counting Coconuts
Carnival of Unschooled Life—April 1, 2010 at The Expanding Life
“Beginnings” – March 2010 blog carnival at Enjoy Life Unschooling
Homeschooling Series: Resources at Shivaya Naturals
Innate Knowledge… at rhythm of the home
Why home education works, even when it doesn't.... at What are we doing tomorrow
Our Pace at Free to learn an lovin it
My Favorite Unschooling books that keep me motivated. at Free to learn an lovin it
The Call to Brilliance... at Flow of Love
Children Teach Themselves to Read at Freedom to Learn
When Less is More: The Case for Teaching Less Math in Schools at Freedom to Learn
Taking a leap out of the box to see that consequences are damaging and make no sense! at Ode Magazine Blogs
unschool monday :: so how does it work? at owlet
What If? at Unschooling Adventure
A Different Perspective at Unschooling Ruminations
Ice Cream for Dinner? Yes! at Ohio Moms Blog
Learning Flexibility Together at Steady Mom
Pushing our kids away at Radio Free School
John Holt: question or quiz? at Radio Free School
Instead of Education at Radio Free School
Free Range Surrey Ride at the Beach at Child's Play!
Preserving Childhood at Home Baked
The importance of being at home at Home Baked
Survival guide to home education: 'me time' at grit's day
Kids in woods at grit's day
Did we socialise? at grit's day
Opening our Hearts at The Wonder Days
I Choose You Happiness at Pepper Paints
Grace… Heap it on Yourself at SimpleMom
Crafting Rich Experiences for our Children on a Frugal Budget at SimpleMom
The Family that Plays Together at SimpleHomeschool
6 Easy Outings to Nurture Your Child’s Mind (& Yours, Too) at SimpleHomeschool
Going Wild: How to Enjoy Nature With Your Kids—Wherever You Live at EcoHearth
hike on the top of the world at All of Us
A sunshiney afternoon. at Becoming Sarah
Faith at Journalling through Photos
Sepia Scenes - The Alphabet at The Wilson-Parkes Family Tree
This is why... at Space of Love
How much fun can you have... at The Interrupted Gardener
.: A Garland Of Roses :. at garden mama
.: Nature & Nurture :. at garden mama
The Love List at Shivaya Naturals
A Mother's Love at peaceful parenting
Morning cereal at Serenity Now!
The Cherished Child: Parenting after Infertility at Creating A Family
My Infertile Heart at The Baby Dust Diaries

Spring crafts
Celebrating Spring: The Welcome at Shivaya Naturals
Appearance of The Root Children at rhythm of the home
Coloring Eggs Naturally at rhythm of the home
Spring Blossoms at Little Family Fun
spring birds to hang at 5 Orange Potatoes
Rockin' Spring Chick... at A bit of this and a bit of that...
Paper Daffodils at Notes from Emily
Miniature Fairy Garden at Childhood Magic
Gnome and Fairy Books at Wee Folk Art
Egg Cartons – Imagine the Possibilities at SimpleKids
Quick Craft -- Spring Tree Sculpture at Frugal Family Fun Blog
Story Stones and Sidewalk Scenes at Frugal Family Fun Blog
Coloring Rice Green for a Springtime Display at makes and takes
plants who live in glass houses (with stones) at Paint Cut Paste
interesting things at Paint Cut Paste
capturing the spring at The Blankie Chronicles
Spring quilting at Stitches in Play
wash, press, fold, cut, repeat at Stitches in Play
The Art Jar at Chasing Cheerios
Get Your Kids Creating. at Clean.

Nature tables
which name, Sugar Boot and Weasel, The Interrupted Gardener, Space of Love, Green Babies, An Art Family, Stirrings and Stories, Granola Girl, This, My Life, In the purple house, LaLa...A Mountain Mama, Seasons of Joy, are so happy, Bluebirdbaby, Slugs and Snails, Living in the Land of Chocolate, Redbeet Mama, Alpengarten, playing house., morning sun rae, The Kings and I, Zach Aboard, Loopity Lou, MamaMoontime, Garden Mama,
Lots of these nature tables (and ours) can also be seen at rhythm of the home's Our Spring Nature Tables...

More inspiration

2 April 2010

Reflections, squirrel, duck and goose (Nozy's Nature Pictures)

Pictures taken by Nozy during a day out a couple of weeks ago.

See more reflections at Weekend Reflections
See more animal pictures at Camera Critters
See more watery pictures at Watery Wednesday

{this moment}

{this moment} - A Friday ritual. A single photo - no words - capturing a moment from the week. A simple, special, extraordinary moment. A moment I want to pause, savor and remember...

10% Discount Code for Easter Holidays at Lactivist

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