How to Create a Kid-Friendly Backyard

How to Create a Kid-Friendly Backyard. Rain or Shine Mamma

I love tinkering in the yard and I love spending time outdoors with my kids, so to combine my two passions I’ve thought a lot about how to create a kid-friendly backyard – one that my girls will enjoy just as much as I do. A child-friendly backyard … [Click to read the full article]

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Outdoor Play Ideas and Tips for Rainy Days

Outdoor Play Ideas and Tips for Rainy Days. Rain or Shine Mamma.

Rainy day activities for kids are often equaled to indoor activities, but there's no reason why kids can't play outside when it rains. (Getting wet may make them cold, but it won't make them sick - this is just a myth.) The benefits of playing … [Click to read the full article]

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Egg Carton Seed Starter for Kids

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Egg carton seed starters are a fun way to get kids involved with gardening. Grab some seed catalogs, scissors and glue, and you have a unique labeling system that will give kids (and adults) a visual reminder of what has been planted! "Mommy, Mommy … [Click to read the full article]

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Nature Quiz with Free Printable (Outdoor Play Party)

Nature Quiz with Free Printable. Rain or Shine Mamma

There are a lot of fun ideas for outdoor birthday party activities out there, but not all of them work for all seasons. My daughters were both born in February, which rules out any warm weather activities for their parties, and since we usually can't … [Click to read the full article]

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The Tears on the Bunny Hill Are an Investment in Our Future (Outdoor Play Party)

The Tears on the Bunny Hill Are an Investment in Our Future. Rain or Shine Mamma.

I was six years old when my parents gave me the gift of skiing. That's when they packed me into our green Volvo station wagon, drove six hours north to the closest decent ski resort, and let me loose on the mountain. It was the first of many … [Click to read the full article]

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Hocosa Wool/Silk Undergarment Review + Giveaway!

Hocosa wool/silk underwear review. Rain or Shine Mamma

This may come as a surprise to some of you, but I'm not really a fan of cold weather, mostly because I get cold really easily. However, over the years I've mastered the art of layering clothes to get through winter without too much misery. I've … [Click to read the full article]

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Outdoor Play Party – Make a Journey Stick

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For today's Outdoor Play Party I welcome Louise from Building Blocks and Acorns, who is sharing a fun outdoor activity for kids that was new to me: A journey stick. Make sure to pop over to Louise's blog and check it out after you're done … [Click to read the full article]

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DIY Forest School V: Does It Belong In Nature?

DIY Forest School V: Does It Belong In Nature? Rain or Shine Mamma

This is the fifth post in a new series about forest school pedagogy and learning outside from Rain or Shine Mamma. For your convenience I’ve included links to all the previous activities at the end of this post. This week we're talking about what … [Click to read the full article]

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Introducing Outdoor Families Magazine (Outdoor Play Party)

Outdoor Families Magazine. Rain or Shine Mamma

It's not every day that I can introduce a new magazine here on the blog, and I've never been more excited to do it than today. May I present to you Outdoor Families Magazine - a free digital magazine that is the brainchild of one of my blogging … [Click to read the full article]

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Five Reasons Why I Let My Kids Play Outside In (Almost) Any Weather

5 Reasons Why I Let My Kids Play Outside in (Almost) Any Weather. Rain or Shine Mamma

In my native country of Sweden, people live by the old Scandinavian saying "There's no bad weather, only bad clothes," and dressing for the weather is akin to a national sport. This is especially true when it comes to children, who are expected and … [Click to read the full article]

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