Horseshoe Crab and Shorebird Festival in Milton, Delaware May 2012

Every year on the Saturday of Memorial Day weekend, we travel about 2 1/2 hours from PA to Milton, Delaware to attend the Horseshoe Crab and Shorebird Festival.  This is a fun event featuring many educational and environmental organizations.  There are train rides for 25 cents, a playground, live music…

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Strawberry field

I often remind my children that the healthiest food grows right out of the earth.  I want them to know that a healthy earth means healthy people too.  I want them to be aware of where their food comes from and how this can impact their health in positive and…

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Embracing the rain

In the book,  Are You Ready to Play Outside? by Mo Willems, Piggy emphatically declares his dislike for rain.  I have similar feelings about rain.  It is cold, dreary, depressing and makes me want stay in bed.  We have had a lot of rain in the last few years in…

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Travel Lifestyle

I have a new obsession.  I can not stop reading travel blogs.  These are not blogs that give advice for the occasional traveler who takes a week’s vacation once or twice a year.  These are the stories of individuals and families who are planning to or who are currently traveling…

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Crested Butte, Colorado in March 2012

So, I survived five days without my children and they and my husband survived without me.  Apart from surviving, I had a really great time.  I was able to switch off mom mode and eat meals, have conversations, and leave the house with no gear except some cash and a…

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At the creek March 2012

March 2012-I have been missing the creek where we spent a lot of time this past summer.   It is a great little spot with lots of rocks to throw and crayfish to catch.  This spot had an amazing effect on all of us.  The kids (and my husband) were completely…

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Free Winter Warmth February 2012

Every year around this time, we take a trip to the greenhouse and exotic plant store located about twenty minutes from us.  My husband and I are warm weather fans and the winters can be long and depressing. Even before we had children, we visited Ott’s yearly for a dose…

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Living Large

I splurged today.  I usually ignore the inevitable whining that starts in the checkout line of the local super store as my four year old begs for a dye and sugar filled frozen drink.  Today, I agreed to a snack (though not a colorful, frozen one), mostly because there is…

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Life at high speed

I got a speeding ticket last week.  I was on a road where the limit was recently lowered from 45 to 35 and a check point had been set up to catch those who hadn’t noticed.  I felt guilty for driving faster than the limit with my children in the…

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So much to learn

I have come to a realization over the last several years.  I can never be absolutely certain of anything.  There is always new information.  There is always another perspective to consider.  There is always a new experience waiting to be had.  There is always more to learn.  This excites me.  …

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