Kennett Symphony Orchestra Children’s Concert and Instrument Zoo

Kennett Symphony Orchestra Children’s Concert and Instrument Zoo

Our passion for music has taken us on many adventures over the past few years. Music has the ability to teach so much more than music itself. It has  taught us about people, places and ideas. It has inspired us. It has opened our minds. It has motivated us to…

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Whack Those Winter Blues

Whack Those Winter Blues

Winters here in Pennsylvania can be long, cold and dreary. Any activity that can break the monotony of the fifty thousand shades of gray in the bleak sky is most welcome. During last year’s particularly cold and snowy winter, my husband came up with one of those activities. It was…

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Help Save the Monarch Butterflies (and give your kids an awesome learning opportunity!)

Help Save the Monarch Butterflies (and give your kids an awesome learning opportunity!)

Each year, the last generation of Monarch Butterflies makes an amazing journey from points north in Canada and North America to their wintering grounds in Mexico.  Monarchs are facing rapid population decline.  Much milkweed, the plant necessary to Monarch survival, is lost as grasslands are converted for growing crops.  The…

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Sunset Creek Walk

Sunset Creek Walk

It’s was a long winter on the US east coast.  We had lots of snow, lots of cold and very little outdoor fun.  I have been craving adventure and natural beauty (the kind you don’t need five layers of clothing to enjoy).  With our summer trips still a few weeks…

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Swamp Creek Park-learning close to home

Swamp Creek Park-learning close to home

Spring is here and we are finally getting out and enjoying some of our favorite local parks.  One of our go to places is a small park just a few minutes from our house.  It appeals to us, in part, because there is a paved walkway (8/10 mile).  It is…

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Norristown Farm Park

Norristown Farm Park

On Earth Day, I googled Earth Day activities and found an “Earthworms for Earth Day” class that was taking place that afternoon at Norristown Farm Park.  I had never been to the park, but called to register my four year old and we headed out. The class was very well…

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California Roots the Carolina Sessions (with kids)

California Roots the Carolina Sessions (with kids)

We have to be there.  As soon as I heard the line up, I told my husband.  We have to be there.  So many of our favorite bands.  Bands that have brightened our days, changed our lives, fed our souls.  All in one place on the same day.  At a…

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The butterflies led us (slightly) south

The butterflies led us (slightly) south

Every year, one generation of Monarch butterflies makes an incredible journey from points  north, such as Canada and North America, all the way to their wintering grounds in Mexico.  We have been fascinated by their journey since we started observing them in the un-mowed portion of our yard. This year,…

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Early summer looks awesome! And it smells nice too.

Early summer looks awesome!  And it smells nice too.

It is the beginning of summer.  With all its sweet smells.  All its brilliant colors.  All its earthy tastes.  All its promise of adventure.  And relaxation.  And flowers in your hair.  And evening walks that last past bedtime.  And time to breathe in every beautiful second of it. What are…

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Using teachable moments to exercise a variety of skills

Using teachable moments to exercise a variety of skills

We stopped for lunch at a convenience store on our way out of Delaware.  There was a map on the wall where we helped the kids locate the two beaches we visited on the trip, the town of Milton, where we went for the Horseshoe Crab Festival and a cousin’s…

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