Swimming Lessons: Why Bathe with the Fish and Frogs?

Parenting is all about teachable moments, wouldnít you agree? Every parent wants to use everyday life to teach their kids about living, donít they? And Iíd say that probably skews even more true for those who are attracted to this website. Anyone involved enough (donít say attachment parentingÖ donít say attachment parentingÖ) in their childís…

Creek and Orchard

Inspired by Grace ĎNí Taterís Dad, I want to tell you about the outdoors where I grew up. And keeping in mind the sort of guiding principle of the website this will be published on, Iím thinking about the parts of my outdoor upbringing that Iíd want my daughter to know about someday. I live…

In Defense of Libraries

From time to time I feel the need to add my two cents about stuff that is only peripherally related to the core mission of this site. Today is one of those times. Last week our county held an election. On the ballot were candidates for the school board, a recall of our village leadership…

Mother Nature’s Baby

For today’s post I asked my friend Rob Kristoff to share a bit about his family’s experience outdoors. Rob is a freelance writer who lives on Boston’s North Shore with his charming wife and precocious daughter. He’s written a guide to local mountain biking trails, a must-have for anyone searching out the best trails around…