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Happy Trails; Tips for a Successful Journey Into Nature With Kids

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Nature and an unpredictable toddler can blaze a trail of impending doom, but that bold leaping, hopping, skipping running stroll into the forest is worth it. There is learning around every corner. There are...
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Hold Them in Your Tiny Hand, Then Let Them Go Again!

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During nature classes we seek adventure and spend some time examining what we happen to come upon that day. Our group of giddy, silly, inquisitive toddlers explore outside together and encounter a variety of...

Heart Warriors Walk it Out

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When asked the best part about being a heart warrior,  Abby Mac, now three years old, responded "I get to wear my cape.  Heart Warrior is what people call me when I go...

A Remix of the Original Me

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In Virginia, a place that I used to call home, schools always began after Labor Day. The weather was getting cooler, tryouts for extracurricular activities were starting, and we were back at one of our...

Rosemary’s Smile

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A huge smile beamed across the room of our Babygarten library circle, and a gentle soul with blond hair looked up at me.  My friend Danielle introduced me to Rosemary, commenting that "she always...

Homemade Fun for a Homebound Toddler

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And just like that, my Macey decided that she wanted to potty train. She doesn't have a huge vocabulary for a 22-month old, but it is now growing faster than her body. This kind...

Making Memories in the Lowcountry

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Whether you are a flip-flop mom changing sandy diapers or a Charleston Momma shopping on King, entertaining visitors with different agendas is exciting but exhausting. If you are a free-spirit soaking up the salty,...

Leave a Trail

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 "Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail."--Emerson Glaring at Transcendentalist images of a wooded landscape and cabin surrounded by tiny printed words made...

HotRide Bling

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**Note:  Press play to hear the audio while reading this post.  It will make sense by the end, promise.  Drake. "Hotline Bling." By Aubrey Graham, Paul Jeffries, and Timmy Thomas. Hotline Bling. Cash Money, 2015. Eighty-five...

The Golden Board Book Awards

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What could be more productive than watching Hollywood stars sparkle in the glitz and glam of the red carpet extravaganza? Anything! One might think the mom of a crazy toddler would be more selective....