Fall Bucket List 2020- COVID Safe

No matter where you are, Autumn can be such a fun time for traditions. One we always do in the New England area, is apple picking. This may seem crazy to some, to pay an inflated price to pick your own apples, but it is such a fun Fall activity, and we do it every year. With activities looking very different due to COVID, our bucket list for the season changed a bit. Less parties (unless virtual), no Harvard football game, and trick or treating on Beacon Hill is out. BUT there are still so many fun and cozy traditions to be made! Here’s our pandemic friendly Fall bucket list: 

Fall Bucket List

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  • S’mores by the fireplace
  • Paint pumpkins
  • Make pumpkin spice golden milk
  • Take a nature walk to see Fall leaves
  • Cozy up for a read-a-thon day
  • Take family photos 
  • Visit a corn maze
  • Make a gratitude tree
  • Go thrifting for a few new cozy Autumn pieces for wardrobe or home (online or in-person where safe)
  • Bake butternut squash bread
  • Go for a scenic drive
  • Apple picking with cider donuts
  • Have a food prep day and stock freezer with chile, soups and breads
  • Mail a care package to a loved one
  • Vote
  • Have a candlelit dinner
  • Collect leaves, pinecones, and acorns and make a fall craft
  • Throw a football at the park
  • Donate a coat to a coat drive
  • Learn about ancestors for dia de los muertos
  • Have a game night with family/roommates

Valentine’s Day Books for Kids

I love traditions around holidays. Kristin and I grew up with many traditions, and now I am carrying on traditions in my own family, and making some new ones of my own.

One tradition that I love is reading themed books for holidays. It’s so fun to have a pile of different books to get you excited for whatever holiday is coming up.

Valentine’s Day is next week, and here is what’s on our list! Psst, ‘Somebody Loves You Mr. Hatch’ is my favorite. Makes me cry in a good way ha! I suggest it even if you don’t have kids.

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1. Somebody Loves You Mr. Hatch- Eileen Spinelli, Paul Yalowitz

2. Plant a Kiss-Amy Krouse Rosenthal, Peter H. Reynolds

3. Love From the Crayons- Drew Daywalt, Oliver Jeffers

4. If You’ll be my Valentine- Cynthia Rylant, Fumi Kosaka

5. Arthur’s Valentine- Marc Brown

6. A Hug is for Holding Me-Lisa Wheeler, Lisk Fang

Happy reading!

-Rachael

Fall Bucket List

Who’s excited about Fall?! We obviously are, and have made a list of some of the things we want to do to celebrate this lovely season.

Fall just lends itself to coziness, learning, long walks, holding hands, baking, and trying new things. Call us #basic, but we think it’s a pretty great season. I’ve started attending cooking and science lectures at Harvard, and they go throughout the season. Find something fun and new to learn in your area (and then share, we love to hear 🙂

Click here to print off the Fall Bucket List, and follow along!

Fall Bucket List-01What’s on your bucket list?

 

Why I Do Yoga With My One Year Old

For many, the practice of yoga is a restorative, calm and peaceful practice. While that is generally true for me as well this is what yoga in my house often looks like:

I work full time outside of my home and I often don’t get much alone time when I am home. I originally intended to do yoga when Olivia was asleep. That way ensuring that my workout would be relaxing as opposed to this:

Olivia is at the age where she imitates just about everything that I do (my road rage language will come back to haunt me I am sure). She loves to talk on my phone, she tries to brush her own hair and wants to eat all her food using the “grown-up” silverware.

I am trying to find balance in my life, I want the same for my daughter. If she sees me regularly doing yoga and meditating she will begin to understand that these are things that you just do-the same as brushing your teeth and getting dressed. I want her to imitate this practice and grow up benefiting from the emotional and physical control that yoga teaches you. So though it can put a cramp in my style sometimes it is worth it for these moments: