28 Days Outside Challenge

28 Days Outside-2

I am just going to admit it, February can be hard!

I can clearly remember the first February we spent in Nova Scotia. It was icy and cold and miserable for this Southern California girl. One evening I met my husband at the door and demanded we go back home to California! I was done!

Now, here I am going into my 9th chilly February and I do manage much better these days. An appreciation for the beauty of ice along the creek, frost on the alder cones, and the intricate details of every snowflake has certainly helped. With that said, I am ready for a challenge this February.

My challenge is to get myself and the kids outside every day this month. I know many of you might think that will be easy for us but some days are easier than others, even at my house.

Each day I am going to be posting a picture to the Mud Puddles to Meteors Facebook group and Instagram with the hashtag #mudtometeors.

I will also be sharing tips and encouraging posts throughout the month. Pop over and join the group Facebook if you are not already in there.


There are no special prompts or requirements. Just let wonder lead the way. 


If you feel like you need some ideas you can download a PDF called 21 Easy Ways to Get Your Kids Unplugged and Engaged with Nature right here.

You can download the PDF I made with 3 Simple Ways to Connect with Nature in Your Daily Life.

If you have kids that love technology you might find some helpful hits and nature apps here.

You can also watch my TEDx talk for some extra encouragement.


If you don’t see this until the 3rd or the 5th or the 15th, don’t worry. Jump in anyway!


Let me know if you have any questions or need any help!


Happy Exploring!




If you would like some prompts this month, we are focusing on evergreens in the Mud Puddles Nature Lab and would love to have you join us. There is no obligtation to keep you subscription going after February so jump in and test the waters!

You can find out more about the lab and sign up right here.

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  • patricia harman February 22, 2017, 3:19 pm

    Hi Dawn, Love your blog. I’m a nurse midwife and author with several books out, novels and memoirs. My latest is a contemporary novel published by Harper Collins, The Runaway Midwife. Part of the theme of the book is about the healing power of nature. I notice you sometimes do giveaways. You can google the book and see if you are interested in doing a giveaway and I can also get you a complimentary copy to review if it looks up your line. Keep up the important work.

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