Meet, Plan, Go…Long Term Travel is for Real

Meet, Plan, Go…Long Term Travel is for Real

About two years ago I read a story about a family who drove from Argentina to Alaska. I was intrigued. I knew of single people and couples who were traveling long term, but this family made travel seem possible for me, a wife and mom to three young children. I…

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Not so high

Not so high

I’m sitting. The realization surprises me. Relief and disbelief wash over me. I look around and confirm the validity of this relaxing moment.  I am alone at a playground with all three of my children.  They are having fun.  They are all safe.  And I am sitting. Four years ago…

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Lessons on politics and human kindness at the diner

Lessons on politics and human kindness at the diner

Stories are everywhere.  From our limited perspective, many remain incomplete to us.  We observe an isolated interaction between parent and child at the grocery store.  We see a couple holding hands on the street.  We hear a disagreement between a sales person and a customer.  We catch a glimpse of…

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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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Earth Day at the Creek

Earth Day at the Creek

It was Earth Day and I planned to take the kids to the creek after school.  But it started to rain. It was suppose to rain all night.  But the sun came out after dinner. It was later than I wanted to head out.  But I went anyway. We only…

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My Kids Have Two Moms-My Messy Beautiful

My Kids Have Two Moms-My Messy Beautiful

  This essay and I are part of the Messy, Beautiful Warrior Project — To learn more and join us, CLICK HERE! And to learn about the New York Times Bestselling Memoir Carry On Warrior: The Power of Embracing Your Messy, Beautiful Life, just released in paperback, CLICK HERE!  …

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World Down Syndrome Day March 21st (3/21)

World Down Syndrome Day March 21st (3/21)

March 21st is a holiday in our family.  We celebrate it every year.  The kids have special 3/21 shirts.  We eat out with friends.  We celebrate at school.  We celebrate online.   It’s kind of a big deal. If someone had told me nine years ago, that we would celebrate this…

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