Hiking With Children: Part 3

Can you believe December is already upon us? Seriously, just a few weeks ago I was organizing my children’s candy collection post trick or treat. Now with a belly full of turkey, gravy, and potatoes, I am wondering if my family could live without Christmas lights this year. Maybe it’s a good time to loadContinue reading “Hiking With Children: Part 3”

Activism for Change

Throughout history, significant moments have been defined by an individuals ability to make a stand fueled by both bravery and the need for change. The very second that person rises above others and say, “no more” they have consciously decided something needs to be done. And so my segue for activism; a desire to makeContinue reading “Activism for Change”

Man Cave

At some point in our manly man lives we have heard of or partaken in the creation of a man cave. A place for men to go to do man stuff. According to Wikipidea, a mancave is a retreat in a home for male family members to do as they please without upsetting their wives.Continue reading “Man Cave”

Hiking With Children: Part 2

If you are thinking about getting your children into the great outdoors or out on a hike and not sure where to begin logistically, then you came to the right place. Whether you yourself are a beginner or it’s time to dust off your own packs that went into storage since you became a parent,Continue reading “Hiking With Children: Part 2”

Shopping with Toddlers

Time to address a reality in our busy lives. That nesessary trip of grocery shopping. Well, if any of you are in my situation then you know what is next, taking the kiddos. But let this not be a painful trip, rather see it as another opportunity to engage and teach. Before starting a shoppingContinue reading “Shopping with Toddlers”

Hiking With Children: Part 1

If I had to choose one topic to ever blog about, the subject would be about getting children into the outdoors. Not just the backyards and parks (great start) but into the woods and mountains and deserts. An environment where they get wet, hot, cold and my favorite, muddy (not really). In fact, many researchersContinue reading “Hiking With Children: Part 1”

James Webb Space Telescope

“Space, the final frontier. These are the voyages of the starship Enterprise. Her five-year mission: to explore strange new worlds, to seek out new life and new civilizations, to boldly go where no man has gone before.” Can you believe this opening television monologue has been famous for over 50 years? Since 1966 Star TrekContinue reading “James Webb Space Telescope”

Geology for Kids

Yesterday, Orion, Cassi and I worked on a copy of Scholastics “My Big World with Clifford.” Inside we dug deep into the parts of an apple; the skin, the flesh and down to the pips, not to be confused with peeps. Regardless, as we were talking about what animals would eat an apple that fellContinue reading “Geology for Kids”

Pumpkin Patch Horror

“Hey look, a cornfield, lets go,” I exclaimed, while thinking in the back of my mind, this is exactly how every horror story starts. Regardless, we proceeded, telling myself hah, it won’t happen to us. First into the maze, despite the horrifying screams (children laughing) echoing down the false routes. Stepping over skeletons of previousContinue reading “Pumpkin Patch Horror”

Breakfast Ideas for Kids

Wandering into the kitchen with Cassi in one arm and a strawberry in the other, we started discussing breakfast. Oatmeal? Done it. Cereal, had for dinner last night. Pancakes, hmmmm kind of boring. Unless they are green eyed, whip cream eyebrows, and raspberry syrup smily faces. Oh, and those strawberries? Chopped up and mixed in.Continue reading “Breakfast Ideas for Kids”