Happy Friday!

At work this week, my co-workers and I were talking about kid sports and how crazy the environment has gotten. From the early morning games, to driving all over the state for tournaments, to the intensity of some parents & coaches – screaming at their kid from the sideline to make a goal instead of just letting THEM play the game.

It reminded me of an excellent podcast I listened to over the summer from the 1,000 Hours Outside podcast called Resist the Urge to Overly Structure Childhood.

And I cannot talk about over structure / over teaching without quoting the wise Magda Gerber,

“Be careful what you teach. It might interfere with what they are learning.” – Magda Gerber

And speaking of learning…. we went to a Fort Building Competition last weekend where we learned a little bit about building shelter in the woods using only things found in nature. Miles and his team mates built a shelter between two rocks and even had a smoke hole for fires.

At the fort building competition we also learned how to identify WINTERGREEN. Turns out we have TONS of wild wintergreen on our property so I’ll be collecting & drying these leaves for tea! If you’re in the northern hemisphere you likely have a bunch of wintergreen too! Just snap open a leaf and if it smells like gum it’s wintergreen!

Now I have an itch for foraging. Let me know if you have any good book recommendations or resources because I’d love to learn more!

Incase you missed this weeks posts I talked about how to get your GOAL A1c (includes FREE downloadable worksheet)!

Dinner Plans for next week:

  • M: Chicken Parm with Salads
  • T: Fish Sticks with Green Beans & Homemade French Fries
  • W: Chicken Soup with Grilled Cheese
  • T: Beef Burrito Bowls
  • F: Spaghetti & Meatballs with side of Carrots
  • S: Leftovers
  • S: Pork Fried Rice Bowls

Blog Posts for next week:

  • How to Make Fire Cider
  • The Best Books to Read to Kids with T1D (UPDATE! 9 NEW BOOKS ADDED!)
  • Friday Favorites

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