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Durenda Wilson is the owner/host of her podcast and is a wife to one for 30 years, mom to eight, nana to 6. Six of her kids are grown, healthy, confident, contributing members of society. She has homeschooled them all from the beginning and has 2 left at home. She loves to share simple, yet effective approaches to motherhood, homeschooling and life in general. These tools are a result of many years walking with the Lord and finding freedom in letting His voice quiet all the others.

The Value of Getting our Kids Outside (Podcast 82)

August 27, 2019

As parents, we know it's good for our kids to spend time outside, but often it's not on the top of the priority list and consequently may not happen as often as it should. What if I told you it has the potential to transform your family life and your homeschooling? Actually, make it easier?

Today I am chatting with Ginny Yurich, founder of 1,000 hours outside!  She shares some incredible benefits to being outside, but more than anything she affirms what every mom knows...our kids NEED to be outside. This isn't something we add to our checklist, but something that is essential for children's healthy development.

Ginny has a BS in Mathematics and a Master Degree in Education and was an educator for several years. Most importantly, she is now a mom of 5 children and shares from a wealth of knowledge and experience.

Books mentioned: The Marvelous Pigness of Pigs by Joel Salatin

Balanced and Barefoot by Angela Hanscom

The Last Child in the Woods by Richard Louv

John Taylor Gatto on raising a genius: "Front-load a huge amount of experiences including 'dangerous' ones"!

To find places to spend time outdoors: check city and county websites, search for parks, etc on Google Maps

Ways to connect with Ginny:


#1000hoursoutside (over 20k uses)
Ginny's Children's Book: The Little Farmhouse in West Virginia
Homeschool blog: www.curriculumoffamily.com