Parenting

We aren’t simply looking for our children to follow in our footsteps, we want them to take the path beside us and go further than we could have ever dreamed possible.

Backyard for Kids

One of the hallmarks of childhood is the freedom to explore and experience nature without constant supervision. Children learn so much when they are out exploring, building, creating, imagining, and wondering. With five young children, we try to do that as much as possible in our fenced in backyard.

Why Every Family Should Have a Trampoline

On a whim one afternoon while shopping at Walmart, I decided…
April 22, 2020/by Stacey Maaser

How to Make a Stock Tank Pool

With a super detailed materials list, clear step by step instructions, and a very thorough YouTube video, learn how to make your own stock tank pool for the whole family to enjoy.
March 10, 2018/by Stacey Maaser
15 Ways to Make Your Backyard a Perfect Park for Kids

DIY Backyard Ideas for Summer Fun with Young Children

These are the ways that we have transformed our backyard into…
May 28, 2017/by Stacey Maaser

Setting Up an Outdoor Play Tent Sanctuary 

Setting up a tent outdoors isn't just for camping! Every spring,…
May 3, 2017/by Stacey Maaser
Embracing Motherhood How to Make a Mudpit for Summer Fun

How to Make a Mud Pit for Summer Fun

"You want to make a mud pit...on purpose...in our yard?!?" I…
June 26, 2016/by Stacey Maaser
How to Make Stepping Stumps

How to Make Stepping Stumps

Making stepping stumps is a fun and easy project that will provide…
May 26, 2016/by Stacey Maaser
Embracing Motherhood How to Make a Backyard Obstacle Course

How to Make a Backyard Obstacle Course

This backyard obstacle course is the simplest thing I have ever…
May 14, 2016/by Stacey Maaser
The Importance of Growing Up with a Garden

The Importance of Growing Up with a Garden

Gardening is a fun way for the whole family to eat nutrient dense…
May 7, 2016/by Stacey Maaser
The Benefits of Allowing Kids to Interact with Nature (Without Being Hovered Over) Embracing Motherhood

The Benefits of Allowing Kids to Interact with Nature (Without Being Hovered Over)

When we provide opportunities for our kids to play in natural environments that encourage unstructured and imaginative play, there are a myriad of benefits.
May 3, 2016/by Stacey Maaser
Embracing Motherhood How to Make an Outdoor Teepee

How to Make an Outdoor Teepee

Making an outdoor teepee is a fun and easy project that will provide a natural play area for your children.
April 26, 2016/by Stacey Maaser
Embracing Motherhood How to Build a Sandbox

How to Build a Sandbox

It's that time of year when the kids are out of school and all…
June 28, 2015/by Stacey Maaser

Hi, I’m Stacey Maaser,

author of Embracing Motherhood! I am a stay at home mother of 5 with 7 years of teaching experience and a Master’s degree in Curriculum and Instruction. I am passionate about teaching my children, feeding them healthy food, learning the truth about things (not just what is popular opinion or counter culture), and sharing what I’ve learned and experienced with others. Thanks for stopping by!