Tag Archives: nature

The Maple Leaf Playoffs

If you’re here as a sports enthusiast, I’m sorry if I mis-led you. Read on anyhow. As I walked through the woods with my family today, we designed a new forest game. It doesn’t take more than walking through the … Continue reading

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Sign, Sign, Everywhere a Sign

A beautiful spring day! Perfect for learning to ride your first two wheeler! We live on a steep hill, so my husband and I take the kids out to find a good spot. Down the block and around the corner, … Continue reading

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Snake vs. Frog: An Epic Battle

Early this fall, my husband and I were hiking at our local conservation area, when I noticed something dramatic happening on the path. Usually, when you see a garter snake, it is only for a moment, as it slithers quickly … Continue reading

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“That Don’t Impress Me Much”

From the first time we try to convince our toddlers that the toy INSIDE the cardboard box is, in fact, the real present, we are imposing our value system on them. We tell them what is important, what is interesting, … Continue reading

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Trails for what ails you

I don’t tend to see things in black in white. I believe most issues are complicated, thorough evidence can be hard to come by, and valid arguments often exist on both sides of a debate. But in this case…I’m going … Continue reading

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Malleable Landscapes

Many animals are engineers. Beavers build dams, spiders build webs, termites build mounds, and humans build houses, bridges, log cabins, towers, and monuments. Small humans build snow forts, tree houses, lego castles, and blanket and clothespin hideouts. I’ve always been … Continue reading

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The Pinterest Illusion

The internet is teeming with lonely, exhausted mom bloggers (*lifts hand*). At times, it feels like the internet is our only connection to other adults. As such, we turn to it for support, for advice, for inspiration, and for company. … Continue reading

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