We had one of those days around here today. Two kids just enough under the weather to be especially grumpy and unconvinced that there are, indeed, nicer ways to be. That sort of thing. But, it was still a good day in many ways, because a fun and interesting and very cool thing finally happened. After a lot of behind the scenes toiling away on things like photo editing and writing html, Dawn and I have officially launched our collaborative nature blog.
I first met Dawn a number of years back when the two of us were both regular contributors to a family oriented nature blog that has since fallen off the internet. The other folks involved had various big life changes come along, and in the end, Dawn and I couldn't keep it going on our own. But we stayed in touch, and it wasn't too long before we started working on little projects together here and there. Fast forward a bit, and we now find ourselves working on a few pretty huge projects together. And texting one another approximately one thousand times a day about everything from dinner planning to frog catching. And today, one of our top secret projects is finally ready to share with all of you.
Mud Puddles to Meteors is a landing place for families who aim to raise nature literate kids who regard the world around them, and its many wild inhabitants, with a sense of wonder and respect. A place where a community can grow and thrive around the concept that the space between the natural world and ourselves is much narrower and less real than we make it out to be. That really, there is only one world, and it is the one that we are raising our children in, alongside the other creatures that also call it home. And, the new blog will also be a cozy spot for me to let loose with some of the more nature and science types of activities and ideas that rattle around in my head. I can nerd rant over there, and do more of the waxing philosophical about baby pajamas over here.
So, I hope that those of you who are engaged in the raising of nature loving and adventure minded kiddos will visit the new space and join in the fun. We would love to see the blog foster a vibrant community of families and educators, sharing what the nature in their little piece of the world looks like and the ways that they are interacting with it as a part of every day life. Good, good stuff.