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An Ode to Digging (aka God Made Dirt, Dirt Don’t Hurt)

An Ode to Digging (aka God Made Dirt, Dirt Don’t Hurt)

If your toddler is anything like mine, a pile of dirt and a mighty machine is a simple formula for hours of entertainment!  Whether it’s dump trucks in the dirt of our (idle) backyard garden, or backhoes and bulldozers at the local beach volleyball court, our household rarely goes a full day without digging SOMETHING!  Even on craggin’ days, C’s backpack is filled with miniature construction vehicles that he uses to build roads, gather leaves and sticks, and pile up pebbles at the base of the cliff while the grown-ups are climbing.   While I’m not sure how similar it…Read the rest of this entry →

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Why You Should Let Your Kids Run Around Barefoot…

Why You Should Let Your Kids Run Around Barefoot…

“It’s fluffy Mommy!”, announced C excitedly, as he danced and jumped around in the soft, tickly grass in our backyard.  Those first few barefoot days of spring are priceless – reconnecting us with the earth in the last gasps of winter.  For our family, footwear has always been optional in warm weather.  It’s not like we’re dirty hippies – we wear shoes to church, school, and the grocery store.  But shoes are the first to come off when we arrive back home, both inside and out when the weather is warm.  I’ll be honest, for us it’s always just been a comfort thing – who doesn’t…Read the rest of this entry →

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