ON MY RADAR 2.17.23

This was a GREAT week 👏🏻 I needed a week like this and truly feel like I’ve come out of the fog I’ve been in. We had crazy warm February weather. Jack was hilariously cute and had a great week himself. Nothing like coming out of a few days of sickness to have a new lease on life! Just grateful all around.

Here’s what’s been on my radar this week:

ONE // Forest School

My dream would be to send Jack to a forest school for preschool. The one closest to us is too far with rush hour traffic, so I’m kind of trying to figure out how to implement some of the principals into our everyday life. I’ve scaled back some of his activities starting in March and my plan is to try to find new places to explore. He’s probably a little young for this, but I ordered this book just to get some ideas going!

TWO // Half-Zip

Both my half-zip and my sweatshirt that I wear a lot are sold out. Whenever I wear either, I get flooded with DMs…. always annoying when it’s not in stock! Well, I just realized there’s a half-zip version of my go-to crewneck sweatshirt! The light grey is the perfect grey but I also love the regular grey color as well.

THREE // Sizzled Scallion Dip

As soon as this recipe popped up on TikTok, I saved it. I love sour cream and onion dip. My mom used to make it all the time for us as an after school snack so it tastes extra nostalgic to me. This is a fancy, “grown up” version of the recipe…. Would be perfect for a party! (I also found the original recipe if you would prefer the original with no tweaks.)

FOUR // Minnow Swim Spring Collection

Minnow Swim’s spring collection just launched this week! They kindly sent a couple new pairs of swim trunks for Jack. They’re the only swimwear he really wears in the summer and he wears them every week even in the winter at swim lessons. The prints are soooo cute right now. For moms of girls, I can’t get over the darling smocking and crossover back of this new silhouette.

FIVE // “Host Like a French”

I feel like I may have shared this account before. Sharing it again though in case I haven’t?! This Manon is a French cook who has a series about how to host like a French person. Why are Americans so obsessed with trying to be French?! Idk but I subscribe 🤪. This winter raclette looks so delicious… need to have some people over and make it!

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I also could not manage the nearby forest school option for my preschooler – we signed up for Tinkergarten classes instead! They are wonderful open-ended nature-based play classes based on forest school principles. The founders are forest-school trained, and classes are offered across the country in community greenspaces. The winter season is happening now and you can try a class for free!


Yes, came here to say this! Even if there is no Tinkergarten officially in your area, reach out on local Facebook groups to see if any early childhood educators are forest school trained and you can organize a weekly class! It’s nice to have a group of kids together as well as smaller adventures with mom & kiddo!


I’v got to get me one of those cheese slice melting contraptions. Have no idea what they call it…..


Hi Carly! I love that you’re doing 1,000 hours outside and am super excited to hear you’re considering nature education. I studied Waldkindergarten in grad school (MEd) and implemented lots of the methods while teaching kindergarten in Fairfield County. It’s so nice to blend with Montessori and Waldorf ways. Can’t wait to follow along xx

Sarah @ Fewer & Better

You should check out Montessori programs; they can be quite similar and I’m sure there are some locally.


I went to a nature-focused preschool and it was the best!! So excited for you to explore these things with Jack!