Due to the COVID-19 pandemic all in-person group gathering programs are on hold and will not be meeting until further notice.

Please continue to P.L.A.Y. with your family by making use of the wealth of nature activities, story adventures, and other outdoor opportunities provided for FREE online throughout this website. P.L.A.Y. + Pass it on!

*Please do continue to contact via email for specific advice and support for:

  • wholehearted homeschooling – all ages

  • wholehearted parenting – all ages & stages

  • daily nature connections for you & your family

Now more than ever we each need to take a moment to encourage our families to get outdoors, even if only just outside our doors, to breathe in the fresh air and connect to a bit of nature through P.L.A.Y. – Pass it on!

Be well, be safe, and please be in touch~ Karen ❤ ❤ ❤

*If you live in Western Massachusetts please inquire about the following P.L.A.Y. Programs by contacting:

Homeschool Moms Visioning Retreat

A pay-what-you-can P.L.A.Y. program presented by Karen

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Seeking *new* and veteran homeschooling and unschooling moms looking to *tap* into their creative nature and *take flight* by putting P.L.A.Y. into action! Join us!

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This visioning retreat is an opportunity for new and veteran homeschooling and unschooling moms to be supported and mentored on their learning journey by asking, answering, connecting, and considering a host of questions and possibilities in sessions guided by Karen a 20+ year veteran homeschooling/unschooling mom (aka -creative homeschool visionista!).

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The scaffolding for our conversations will be based on doing a deeper dive into the concepts presented in Laura Grace Weldon’s book Free Range Learning: How Homeschooling Changes Everything.

For a sample chapter overview go (HERE) and for a general summary of what we will cover chapter-by-chapter go (HERE).

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As with homeschooling and parenting, being a part of this gathering will require a willingness to be curious, open to new ideas, and allowing for some vulnerability as we explore areas that may be challenging at first.

Karen is committed to maintaining a healthy atmosphere and healthy boundaries for these gatherings and has decades of experience in these arenas including both in the elementary classroom, homeschool co-ops, and living and working in intentional community (cohousing).

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Karen has been a long time practitioner of Brene Brown’s work in wholehearted living and weaves it into everything she does especially practicing the concepts in Brene’s latest work Dare to Lead: Brave Work. Tough Conversations. Whole Hearts.

Striving to engage mindfully with Marshall Rosenberg’s Compassionate Communication/Non-Violent Communication is also a daily practice.

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Note for this program:

Please leave the kiddos (and pets) at home with a loved one so that the moms may focus on filling their tanks, asking honest questions, and meet their own needs by engaging in their own P.L.A.Y. moments.

It is most likely that when the mom’s return home from this gathering they will be refreshed, inspired, and ready for more family P.L.A.Y.!

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This program may change to suit the group, however generally the gathering takes place once a month on a Saturday or Sunday from 11AM – 2PM with group and individual email support between gatherings.

Ideally the group is kept small to address individual needs with a cap of typically 7 moms.

* Only enrolling Homeschool Moms Visioning Retreat participants at this time for Summer 2020 (see above). *

*An Interest List is being created for future Family Programs (see below). *

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*Creating an Interest List ONLY at this time for Family Programs.*

*Stay tuned for more updates. Thanks!*

P.L.A.Y. Family Programs

presented by Karen – Creative Homeschool Visionista

 Curious & Creative Outdoor Nature Explorations with Family & Friends

All Ages & Stages Welcome = Fun for Everyone!

*Based on the Nature Alliteration Adventure Guide Book series (click here)

**Programs held onsite immersed in 80+acre intentional community with access to fields & forest, babbling brook, river & ridge, old orchard, and other magical play spaces in a WMass Hilltown.


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More naturally creative outdoor P.L.A.Y. programs are on the way ! 

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Thank You for checking in and hope to see you soon with SMILES!!! ~Karen 🙂

*Remember* Parents, kiddos, families, and friends are highly encouraged to purchase Nature Alliteration Adventure Guide Books (click here) and create their own small gatherings because now more than ever is a good time to get some fresh air and P.L.A.Y. outdoors!!!