Exploring Pennsylvania with Kids
Since we have been traveling to more and more Pennsylvania state parks and other attractions with our kids, I’m going to start documenting our experiences. I don’t necessarily want to review each park or attraction, but just give a little glimpse into our experience. I hope others might find it useful in planning their trips or just getting a feel for the place.
(I also really want to be able to remember this time with my kids because we are having SO much fun exploring new places and enjoying nature. I hope this love of adventure and appreciation of nature lasts a lifetime.)Read More »
My son has been slowly transferring his dinosaur obsession to snakes. First, there was a book. Then a few rubber snake toys slithered their way into our house, and shortly after that a large stuffed animal snake sat coiled around his Easter basket.Read More »
Unexpectedly, both of my children, ages 6 and 5, learned to ride their bikes without training wheels over the weekend. I was not looking forward to this endeavor, envisioning skinned knees and whines of “I can’t do it!” However, I was determined to dedicate four days to teaching them how to ride a bike. If it didn’t work, we would go back to training wheels.Read More »
Just look at my girl! She is something else. I posted this picture on Instagram and someone commented that they loved her attitude. I do, too. But, only on the field. Not at home or in the car or at the grocery store …
Seriously though, I really do love how tough and determined she can be. Even if it does mean we butt heads once in a while.Read More »
At 9:30 p.m., over a plate of cold steak and carrot sticks, my son tells me that a girl at school spit on him.
“What?! Why?” I ask.
He shrugs and continues to chew a piece of steak.
“Did you tell the teacher?”
“Of course!” he replies. ‘Of course’ is his new favorite phrase and his response to just about anything. He crunches a carrot and continues, “The teacher wiped me off, so I didn’t get any germs.”Read More »
Last year, I committed to losing weight and being healthier. This is something I have done on and off for most of my adult life. This time, however, it seems to have stuck. I’m down 25 pounds and have been able to maintain that loss through the holiday season and winter, where apparently all I really wanted to do was eat heaping mounds of buttery mashed potatoes and bake cookies. Lots and lots of cookies!Read More »