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Put a Spring in Your Step

After a long, wet winter, most adults can’t wait to get outside to observe the blossoming of a new season. Kids, however, might have...

Ode to the Earth

Every day is a good day to celebrate our connection to nature. Enjoy nature through hiking, beachcombing, or taking strolls in local parks. Bring...

Critter-catching Consequences

I know that catching critters is fun, educational and helps us to connect to the natural world. Kids do it, parents do it, even...

The Importance of Friendship

February is celebrated as the month of love. Pink and red hearts and roses are proudly displayed everywhere. But romantic gestures are not the...

Who Hoots for You?

If you’re out for a walk in the woods and hear what sounds like someone asking “Who cooks for you?” chances are it’s not...

Kids Picks…or the Books I Can Recite in My Sleep

In the process of choosing a theme for the May Book Nook, I considered reviewing books that showcase the delightful relationships kids have with...

A Naturalist’s Guide to Family Hiking

Nature, family time and fresh air. Sounds pretty good, right? Hiking is a fantastic spring activity for the whole family. It is beneficial for...

Mmm, Mmm…Soup Season

Creamy soups are perfect for rainy days. Warm and comforting, they can be as simple as a cup of soup for snack or a...

Reasons to Love Lentils

If you are looking for a way to get more vegetarian protein choices into your diet, then why not try lentils? They are very...

Books for When it’s Raining Cats & Dogs

As I write this, it is actually sunny outside. A quick glance at the forecast, however, reminds me that this clear sky won’t be...

Literacy & Special Needs Kids

Saturday morning is coffee, cookies and books in bed time.This is known throughout the Blomer-Gadd clan. When the cousins visit, even though they are...

7 Funny Stories

When I was growing up, I was never good at practical jokes. April Fools’ Day was lost on me. But that doesn’t mean the...
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