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Two Happy Hikers on a Simple Adventure

Two Happy Hikers on a Simple Adventure

“I don’t want Daddy to go to work tomorrow,” said a sweet little Cragbaby the Sunday after New Year’s.  He’d grown quite  comfortable with the idea of having Daddy around to play with him all day over the holidays (and to be honest, I had too!)  I knew that the good-bye at breakfast Monday morning had the potential to be kinda rough.  So I decided to plan a fun adventure for just the two of us, hoping that any lingering sadness about Daddy being gone would be counteracted by enthusiasm about our special day.  Since C has had so much fun trekking…Read the rest of this entry →

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Green Hours with McDowell Nature Preserve

Green Hours with McDowell Nature Preserve

At the risk of sounding like a lazy parent, I’ll be the first to admit that I sometimes grow bored with the same old green hours around the house.  (I say I’ll be the “first” because I’m willing to bet I’m not the only parent out there that feels that way…)  In this day and age of “scheduling,” there is certainly no shortage of programs available for toddlers, be it at a local library, park, or community center.  Even though I’m a firm believer that young children need a healthy dose of “unstructured” time so that they can let their…Read the rest of this entry →

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