Posts Tagged “get outside”

Wilderness Wednesdays 1

By | September 18, 2013

John Muir was the founder of the Sierra Club. He died on Christmas Eve in 1914. He’d lobbied the government for what became Yosemite National Park. Thus, many call him the “father of the national parks.” When they made those statehood quarters awhile back, California’s featured John Muir. As such, and having been entertained lately […]

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A Quick Look Around

By | May 27, 2011

I will admit, the relentless rain has turned our plans for outdoor fun into so much mud. That’s not to say we haven’t gotten outside on the chance dryish afternoon. A couple of days ago we had a dry hour. While the kids played in the yard, I did some work in the garage. Then […]

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Taking Kids to the Chicago Botanic Garden

By | May 23, 2011

Much of our kids’ time spent playing outside is spent in the backyard. We don’t have a landscaping “budget,” so to speak. I’ve tidied up the flower beds around the deck, moved some bushes since we moved into the house, and several years back I bought some perennials (so I wouldn’t have to keep buying […]

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Rainy Days Are For the Birds… and Flowers and Trees

By | May 19, 2011

It’s been raining here off an on for over a week now. That and the 50-degree weather, it’s a real hypothermia-fest out there. So what’s a family to do? Instead of spending a lot of time outside, I’ve been talking to Grace and Tater about the spring rain and all the green we’re seeing everywhere. […]

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Astronomy Is Looking Up!

By | May 6, 2011

Earlier this year, I made an executive decision. The kids would not go to bed at their appointed bedtimes. Rather, we would pile everyone in the car in their pajamas and drive two miles west, away from the city lights toward the receding edge of Colorado’s prairie. We would park the car, douse the lights, […]

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Mother Nature’s Baby

By | May 4, 2011

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 […]

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Camping with Kids

By | April 29, 2011

The weather outside is getting better every weekend, and every May my wife and I start monitoring nighttime temperatures to see when it’s warm enough to take the kids camping. We love to camp, though we don’t seem to get enough time to do it as we like. We first took our daughter camping when […]

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Garden Planning!

By | April 21, 2011

Garden planning with kids

In college I read The Good Life by cheap nfl jerseys Scott and Helen Nearing. This began a love affair with books on farming and subsistence living. My shelves are full of them. The great irony is that I’ve never even had my own garden. When I was a kid we had a half acre […]

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Let’s Make Some Stuff Fly!

By | April 20, 2011

Being outside you always find different ways to engage with Loan the natural world. This week the wind is just blowing, and it got us talking about the wind and birds and airplanes. Grace loves to point out long All contrails when we are on road trips, and she can spend hours making and tossing […]

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