It is has been said that those who dwell in the beauty of the trees, will never grow weary to the mysteries of life.In the book Little Bear's Friend by Else Homelund Minarek, the story begins with Little Bear climbing a tree. During Little Bear's journey to the top of that t.... read more
It's hard to believe and sad to say, but summer break is almost halfway over. So far, our weeks have been filled with lots of active family time outdoors: swimming, running around at the beach, playing favorite sports and games, hiking, bike riding, and more. And we plan to g.... read more
Last summer my family flew up to Seattle for a family vacation. We had a lot of fun activities planned for the girls who were four and three at the time. In my head, I envisioned us clapping with glee as we saw Orca whales in their natural habitat, splashing through unexpected.... read more
"Summer time, and the livin' is easy..." Well, that is until your two children in the back seat of the car start fighting. Is there anything that drives a parent more nuts?Since it is not likely that your car arrived factory equipped with a chauffeur's screen, the one you flip.... read more
Many parents joke that taking a vacation with the kids is far more exhausting than daily life at home, and indeed, we’ve been there! Even so, family vacations are precious time. We cherish the memories, photos and mementos of those times, and after a few months of .... read more
What is the biggest adventure you've ever gone on with your child?A few years ago, prodded by some cousins, I took my then six-year-old daughter on a hike up Cadillac Mountain in Maine to see the sunrise. The peak of Cadillac is the first place from which you can see the da.... read more
The National Park Service (NPS) has a wealth of information for families and individuals traveling to the lands they oversee, including national parks, national monuments, national historical sites. The list really does go on and on! If you will be traveling, check out the NPS.... read more
People who appreciate design and illustration love M. Sasek's travel picture books for children from the 60s, and I love This Is Texas (published in 1967 by Macmillian), in particular, because it is all about my current state of mind and residence. Even if you aren't a fan of .... read more
Our niece is getting married in a few weeks, and my girls can't wait to head out to Tennessee, the "Volunteer State." They're excited about being flower girls in the wedding, of course, but they're also eager to sightsee in a new state and visit Civil War battle fields, which .... read more
It's okay - you're allowed to be biased. You think nothing is cuter than the little face of that adored preschooler in your life gazing up at you in wonder. Here's the good news: you're right. And here's the better news: you are about to have a day where those eyes are never w.... read more
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