Forage like you mean it

Grocery and convenience stores have killed our foraging skills It really wasn’t that long ago that people would forage for food daily, even here in America. The conveniences of modern life helped people forget the very important skill of locating food. We no longer need to scout berry plots or gather pecans for protein. Foraging…

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Loggerhead Marine Life Center Review

For an activity with the kids it doesn’t get much better than Loggerhead Marine Life Center. It’s fun, educational and even free, although they do request donations and deserve them. Loggerhead Marine Life Center – Juno Beach, FL Loggerhead Marine Life Center is a non-profit turtle rescue located right across the road from the beach….

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“Foods” to avoid feeding your kids, Lunchables

Lunchables, like a TV dinner but for kids and without cooking Unfamiliar with Lunchables? That’s a good thing.  Basically a pre-packaged lunch tray inspired by the TV dinners of a bygone era. Lunchables typically contain crackers, highly processed deli meats, a Caprisun and “cheese product” slices. Processed deli meats often full of fat, sodium and preservatives, like…

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MX Trails for Begginers and Kids Near DFW

Beginners and younger kids need their own dirt bike trails to be safe You got a dirt bike for your kid. She has practiced in the backyard, in her grandparents bigger yard, and now she asks for a little more adventure. You need to find somewhere where a new rider can hone her skills. Preferably where she…

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“Foods” to avoid feeding your kids, Pop-tarts

Pop-tarts, 50 ingredients and less than 2% fruit I hate Pop Tarts! They are nothing more than a dessert item marketed as some kind of fruit filled breakfast pastry. You know what is a breakfast pastry? An apple fritter. In an apple fritter you can see the apples, and they are real apples. Even a…

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Supporting biophilia in children through free everyday activities

We as humans are born with a natural urge to connect with the natural world Biophilia is “the urge to affiliate with other forms of life” – Edward O. Wilson As parents we should preserve our children’s desire to connect with nature. Many studies have shown that interacting with the natural world will give them lifelong psychological and…

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Backpacking with Little Kids – Tips

We are fresh back from the Ouachita Mountains and our first backpacking excursion with our kids. I wanted to share some tips that helped make our trip a success. Together we have four kids. The boys are just turned four and almost five, and the girls are both six. Given that they whine about walking…

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Life’s Early Adventures – Taming the Tantrum

Your Kid’s Tantrum is Making You Crazy First and foremost stay calm. Right now your child is losing their mind and you need to realize no sane reaction or logic will stop this until they are ready. Having 4 small children between us has provided us with ample amount of first-hand experience on the dos and don’ts…

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Life’s Early Adventures – Walking to School

Why should you let your child walk to school? There have been numerous studies lauding the benefits of children walking to school. Besides the obvious benefit of physical activity, studies have shown that children who walk to school concentrate better in class and get better grades. In other articles we have talked about how nature…

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Why Kids Should Climb

Climbing is an energy burning, brain-flexing puzzle Climbing is one of those unique activities that exercise the mind and the body and promote emotional well-being. It challenges your muscles and burns calories. It presents obstacles that encourage creative thinking and it offers opportunities to develop confidence and to relax in nature. Building muscle and weight…

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