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Why We Need to Raise Free Range Kids

Why We Need to Raise Free Range Kids

Turns out we need our kids to be free-range along with our beef. That’s what journalist and author Lenore Skenazy touts in her book, Free Range Kids – Giving Our Children the Freedom We Had Without Going Nuts with Worry. I’ve read a number of “parenting” books recently. Not really because I’m looking for tips, but … Continue reading

Being Part of Your Kids’ Education

Being Part of Your Kids’ Education

Today I did something fun – I went to Ladybug’s preschool and shared two musical instruments with her and her friends. Another mom volunteer leads weekly music classes with the kids, and has been leading a Carnival of the Animals unit recently (bringing back memories of my own piano teacher sharing with me this famous, … Continue reading

Protect Our Children by Building Community

No sooner had I posted last week that I was on a blog writing break, in part to look for inspiration, ugly inspiration came its way. Horrifying, heart-wrenching inspiration in the form of the Newtown massacre. Like many, my first reaction was to turn to the gun control issue – a topic our nation has long dragged … Continue reading

Muddy Boots, Outdoor Education

Muddy Boots, Outdoor Education

I’ve been working as a “field interpreter” for the George Mason University program that helps teach local middle school students about our watershed. I’m helping to provide students with “Meaningful Watershed Education Experiences” through field investigation days at area parks. I have been looking for some hands-on outdoor education experience. As I’ve become involved with … Continue reading

Feeding My Family and Me

Last month I went to Omega Institute for a retreat to Feel Good Fitness. I returned with reminders of nutrition info I’d learned over the last few years as I ate more healthfully through my pregnancy and post-baby life. These days we all have much information to wade through about what we eat, how we eat, … Continue reading