Hello, Friends! We are in the midst of an incredible summer learning project: a Black History Awakening mural. If you missed my first post on how to get started, check it out here! This July 4th, NPR released a reading of Frederick Douglass’ powerful Independence Day speech read by his descendants. It took my breath away…. Read more »Read More
Portland, Maine – It’s Fall, Y’all! Okay, no one else in Maine is saying it quite like that… but the excitement of leaf peeping, pumpkin hunting, and all things Autumn is here. I was seriously daydreaming about whether I could travel the globe to spend an entire year in Autumn – an entire year. For… Read more »Read More
Got Cooperation? Here’s where to find it!
Washington, D.C. – Every children’s museum needs one of these! It’s an igloo building activity. And the best part about it? Your child CANNOT build it without the help of other children. It’s impossible to do ALONE. And it’s incredible when built TOGETHER! As any mother of a preschooler knows… this concept is HUGE! (and… Read more »Read More
Love at First Sight…underneath the South Carolina Aquarium
Charleston, South Carolina – The best part of the South Carolina Aquarium is the sea turtle hospital underneath it. For ten bucks extra at the ticket counter, they’ll give you a tour! And if you think your three-year-old is too young to get it, think again! The window cut-outs in the tanks, give small children… Read more »Read More
Bring your picnic basket and kids here…
Charleston, South Carolina – There are many beaches to choose from in the Charleston area. And the more you visit or the longer you live there, you find that there is something special about each one. Surfing at Folly Beach, bike paths and wide beaches at Kiawah, etc., etc. But there is only one spot… Read more »Read More
A Thousand Tiny Reasons to put this Science Center on your Must Do List!
Attention Train Lovers! My nearly 4-year-old is crazy for trains and he has been from the moment he could first express himself with loads of Curious George like grunts. So when we wondered to the second floor of Pittsburgh’s Carnegie Science Center, we squealed with delight! And you will, too. This miniature model train world… Read more »Read More
However you can make it happen, GET HERE!
Pittsburgh, PA – We are on the road! As we spend some much needed Q.T. with our family in Ohio… our road trip isn’t a break from our regular adventures, rather an instigator for all sorts of new trouble! And so we find ourselves somewhere incredible: The Carnegie Museum of Natural History in Pittsburgh, PA…. Read more »Read More
Need a little post-holiday pep in your step? Done!
Charlotte, NC – Is your day-after-Christmas feeling a little day-after-ish? Here’s an idea to brighten this day… um, literally. The Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden in Belmont, NC (just outside of Charlotte, NC). Even having lived in Charlotte for years, I had never visited this spot. It was while I stopped into the Matthews Police Department to learn… Read more »Read More
In Search of Settlers…
We are spending a lot of time reading about Thanksgiving, talking about the settlers and native americans, and I realized that all of it is going completely over my little one’s head. He gets the turkey, the pie, and family… but as far as why this feast came about… crickets. So I headed to Old… Read more »Read More
If You Build it…
When I am not beside myself with nerves for the athletes… and their mothers, I am marveling with pure wonder at how beautiful London looks and what a lovely Olympics this has been so far. Sneaking sand volleyball into one of the most formal locations on earth is a stunning move! Here’s a quote from the… Read more »Read More