Wooden Pallet Sandbox

Our neighborhood is currently undergoing a period of expansive growth. Homes are sprouting up all over the place, which is a good thing. It's good to see some life in the economy. With construction sites, come large amounts of garbage....more

Recovering, Emotionally, From Summer Vacation

Jim has had two weeks off between the fellowship that just ended and going back to his private practice.I need a vacation from his vacation. We will be back home soon and I might make out with our washer and dryer.I posted this picture yesterday I took while sitting in my father in-laws backyard in Michigan....more

Not Harry Potter Kids? More Like in a Creek, Barefoot, With a Net and Golf Club.

"Old soul" is so over used.  Peter is more like a crotchety, disgruntled old man stuck in the body of a seven year old.  You all know the guy that became famous for sharing "Shit my dad says", well his dad should know better!  ...more

6 Free iPhone Apps to Get Tiny Techies Learning Outdoors

My educational philosophy is that a genuine, physical connection generates the best learning opportunities. Children can use all of their sense to explore, ask questions, and perform experiments in the giant laboratory of the natural world. ...more

just downloaded Project Noah for Charlie.



How to find a good balance?

How much TV is your tot watching? Babies should watch as little TV as possible. New studies show that there is a huge difference in the amount of television that toddlers in child-care centers watch compared to stay at home kids. Children staying home watch almost 3 times more television than kids going to day care. How to find a good balance? Stay at home moms are proud to be full time with their kids and not send them to day care, while stressing for not having any time for themselves....more