Educational Philosophy

As I start this journey of hybrid/homeschooling and also launch Mud & Moss, I have spent time reflecting on what it is that I believe regarding early education. These ideas have been shaped by my years in the classroom as well as through parenting, and I imagine they will continue to evolve as I learn... Continue Reading →

In our Backyard

Some of the most amazing things happen right in our backyard. There are days that we venture out farther, like for a hike at the nearby state park or to the zoo, but most of the time we just head outside. We live in the suburbs and don’t have a large yard, and nor is... Continue Reading →

Hello Again Nature

I don’t consider myself to be an outdoorsy person. I grew up playing outside, and since it was the 80’s, I got to roam. My brothers and I had a spot just past the tree line called “The Big Rock” which had, you guessed it, a really big rock where we would play for hours.... Continue Reading →

Mud Kitchen

I have a love-hate relationship with Pinterest. Ok, ok, mostly love. But on occasion, rather than feeling inspired, I am left feeling overwhelmed. This was the case when I would look at mud kitchens. I am trying to remember where I first came across the idea, but I was immediately smitten. I started a board... Continue Reading →

Loose Parts

I am not a saver. I mean, I love to get rid of things because clutter stresses me out. I am telling you this so that you’ll understand that loose parts play is not something that has come naturally for me, and dare I say something I have resisted a bit. And while I consider... Continue Reading →

About Mud & Moss

Welcome! Mud & Moss Early Education is a resource for parents and educators to find inspiration for open-ended activities for children. You’ll find nature-based explorations, art and other ideas for creative expression, messy play, cooking/baking, and more to come.   I’m Meighan, and I am so happy you’re here to check out Mud & Moss. I... Continue Reading →

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