Celebrating the Outdoors with Kids

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Getting outside is one of my April goals, and we spent most of our free time outdoors this week – mostly on after dinner walks. We also (finally!) tried out our local pool, and were surprised to find that it is heated to surprisingly warm temperatures. So we spent a few afternoons there. Hopefully the […]

Family Time: After Dinner Walks

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Now that daylight savings time has extended daylight hours into the evening, we’ve been taking the kids on walks after dinner. It was something we did occasionally before – with flashlights – but it’s nice to have the daylight to see where we are going and since it allows more flexibility in terms of where […]

Teaching Kids about Nature in an Urban Environment

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When we moved from Massachusetts to California, we trading in our unbelievable half acre backing up onto woods yard for a concrete patio. It has been a big adjustment, and one of the ways the kids and I are coping is by starting a new tradition. Every Friday, we go find some open space where […]

Brightening Winter Days with TogetherBox {Giveaway}

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  We were recently sent a TogetherBox to review, and it has been a fun way to brighten up dark winter days! There are many different subscription boxes that you can choose from these days; I like this one because it focuses on activities that bring families together and has activities that work for small […]

Setting Goals for December 2013!

The kids and I have been busier than ever with Christmas preparations as we prepare for their first-ever Christmas with no snow! I think we’re compensating for being in a new place and missing snow (but not the cold that goes with snow!) We set up our tree early, and it’s been fun to see […]