Camping in the Rain

Tweet Pin It When you’ve got a trip planned with 40 of your favorite people to hang out with, you just don’t want to cancel because of a little rain!  My babysitting exchange, which also includes the members of our bee co-op, likes to go camping every spring.  This year the weather was not promising […]

Dogs and Doughboys

Tweet Pin It This year on our annual camping trip I was sitting with my young friend by the fire making doughboys and discussing why some people like dogs and some don’t.  She’s a huge fan of dogs and told me she likes them so much because they are soft and cuddly and always like […]

Teaching Children about Plastics in the Ocean

Tweet Pin It We love going away with our friends over New Years each year.  To make it more cost effective, we rent a large beach house in the winter.  This year I took four young children on a walk to the beach to collect shells one afternoon.  The children looked for shells and discussed […]

Children’s Book Review: The Green Kids Club

Tweet Pin It I’m always on the lookout for children’s books that reflect my values, so when the Green Kids Club contacted me to review their books, I jumped on it! They sent me the series for free, so I could review them and tell all of you about them. This series is designed to […]

Camping With Friends

Tweet Pin It We love to camp.  We’ve been camping every Memorial Day weekend with the same group of friends since long before we were married. Conveniently, some of our very good friends have children similar in age to ours, which has made continuing to have family outings together easy. Many of these outings have inspired […]

I Love Being A Green Mom

Tweet Pin It People keep asking me what I’m doing for Mother’s Day this year.  We have been so busy and have had so many difficult things happening this past month that I’m just looking forward to spending some time with my husband and children appreciating being a “green mom”. I love being a “green mom”! […]

Children’s Earth Day Pledges

Tweet Pin It While Earth Day may strike people as a new idea, it has been celebrated on April 22nd  since 1970. This year we decided to ask our children about what they would do for Earth Day. We started by asking “Do you know what Earth Day is?” Our 4 year-old responded: “It’s the […]

Vaccination Concerns

Tweet Pin It Recently I had the opportunity to chat with someone who works in the EPA’s Office of Children’s Health Protection.  While our 4-years-olds bonded over toys on the floor of a church hall, we talked about vaccines, risks and benefits.  The two objections that I have heard most frequently to children’s vaccines are […]

Wordless Wednesday – Appreciating Snow

Tweet Pin It I listened to a live town hall on the phone with EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy this evening.  Gina asked people to please take their children and grandchildren outside to play. She said that children need to learn to appreciate and connect with nature and this happens from going outside. This fit so […]

Be Glad It’s Snowing In January

Tweet Pin It I’ve heard a lot of people recently either complain about the snow or express their happiness  about how warm it was this month. I realize that it is human nature to talk about the weather and that most people like moderate weather.  However,  you should be really, really glad, that here in […]