• The Gardening Team

In Uncertain Moments...

Updated: Mar 18

Hello Gardeners!


If you are reading this blog right now, things feel a bit unstable, chaotic, and scary because of COVID-19. With all of the uncertainty, you may have unknowingly found yourself clenching your teeth, noticed your heart rate elevated, and found your thoughts scattered. When times are stressful, we have the ability to carry that stress with us and it can grow and mutate into seemingly uncontrollable anxiety and panic. Today on the blog, we are here to support you in those uncertain moments. We've got tips to help you self-regulate, suggestions for what to do with the kids home from school, and some tips to help the whole family relax!




B R E A T H I N G + M I N D F U L N E S S



Start each morning with a sun salutation. Not only does yoga help create awareness of the body and mindfulness of the breath, but it also helps get the blood flowing!


If social media is adding to your stress, limit time with your phone and follow some helpful accounts! We love the account @destressmonday because posts like this disrupt our mindless scrolling!





S E N S O R Y P L A Y


With the kids home from school, we have less time to complete our day-to-day tasks. Create a sensory room. Sensory activities are becoming quite popular in classrooms and for kids with special needs, but they are fun for everyone and can buy you a couple hours to get things done!



- Mix sand and shaving cream to make a quick moon sand

- Make homemade slime with one of these recipes

- Boil spaghetti in colored water to create multi-colored fun

- Tie ribbons onto a hair tie to create sensory ribbon bracelets - perfect for a dance party!




E N J O Y T H E O U T D O O R S



Take this time to get your outdoor space cleaned up and ready for Spring! Start with this cute and easy #BirdFeeder made from reusable materials!



Here's what you'll need:

Plastic container (we used an old frosting container!)

Paint

Super glue or hot glue

String

Birdseed

An adult with a box cutter (safety first please!)


First, cut the lid of your plastic container in half and then cut a semi circle out of the base of the container. Glue the lid onto your container so that it lines up with the cutout on the base.



Decorate your container with a pattern or your favorite spring flowers! With your box cutter, poke two holes on the side of your container for a string.



Fill the with birdseed and find the perfect place to hang!






There are so many ways to turn this unsettling time into fun, relaxing, family time! This is an easy time for the stress weeds to grow - keep in touch with friends through phone calls and video chats - most importantly take care of yourself and don't forget to #PullYourWeeds!