Earth Day is about more than hippies and recycling. Try a local clean-up. A little stewardship goes a long way.
These days, the topic of childhood freedom seems to be everywhere. The story of the children in Maryland who were picked up by police–for a second time–because they were allowed to walk home from the park lit up my social media stream early in the week. Then I saw Sarah Smiley’s thoughtful piece about how […]
When my daughter was three, she was obsessed with the movie Mary Poppins. Every time she got to pick a movie, she picked Mary Poppins. We saw it twenty to thirty times that winter, easily. It was her very favorite movie. And her very favorite song in her very favorite movie came at the end, when the now-happy family […]
Our daughter doesn’t want to take swim lessons anymore. We aren’t sure why. She’s been taking swim classes for two years now and has enjoyed it until this very last session. Maybe she doesn’t love her new teacher. Maybe she doesn’t have as many friends in the class anymore. Maybe last session, when we had […]
Have you noticed? The birds are back. First we noticed some new birds around the feeder. They weren’t chickadees. I can’t tell you what they were because they flew away before the kids returned with the bird book. Then we heard our friends the pileated woodpeckers. We know them. We have a few that like to hang around our […]
I didn’t even bother posting this yesterday, knowing that every blog post on April 1 is suspect. But here’s a few things going on in April. The list is light this time…it’s like folks don’t plan outside events in April because they aren’t sure of the weather. Huh. Weird. (As always, this is not a comprehensive […]