Kids Stuff: Snake Savvy

It’s officially springtime on the East Coast of the United States, and as the temperatures rise, all manner of creature starts to emerge. There are bees buzzing, mosquitoes biting, and I imagine we’ll be covered in inchworms by the end of the month. Of all the creatures making their way out into the warm, wideContinue reading “Kids Stuff: Snake Savvy”

Cub Scouts: How to Teach the Outdoor Code and Leave No Trace Principles for Kids

We all know that a great way to connect with our kids is to get them disconnected from all of their electronics, and that Scouts in particular love a good adventure into the woods. The Aims of Scouting are character development, leadership development, citizenship training, and personal fitness; all of which can be achieved inContinue reading “Cub Scouts: How to Teach the Outdoor Code and Leave No Trace Principles for Kids”

A Mother’s Musings on Natural Tunnel State Park

The clearest way into the Universe is through a forest wilderness. John Muir Mountaineer and father of our National Parks, John Muir was an early conservationist, a naturalist, an environmental philosopher, and a lover of mountains. His contributions to the preservation of the American wilderness are most evident on the West Coast, specifically Yosemite andContinue reading “A Mother’s Musings on Natural Tunnel State Park”

Kids Stuff: Geocaching Adventures

Picture it; Suburbia, 2014. I had managed to design a fabulous schedule where I could get the kids out of daycare and work from home full-time. It was a gift, one that changed my life in a number of ways for which I will be forever grateful. It was also the first summer that myContinue reading “Kids Stuff: Geocaching Adventures”

One-Pot Savory Italian Mac

The seasons are changing, much to my chagrin. It’s hard to stay sad about summer coming to a close when there are so many delicious one-pot recipes on the horizon, and this one in particular is a family fave. It’s flavorful, full of veggies, and simple to prepare, even on those busy school nights. TheContinue reading “One-Pot Savory Italian Mac”

Cub Scout: Camping Emergency Response Plan And Scout Safety

It’s about that time for Scouts to hit their local camp grounds for all the outdoor adventure (and s’mores) they can stomach! Along with your seasonal camping checklist, consider adding an Emergency Response Plan to your basic camp materials. In another life I worked extensively in Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity, professional experience I feelContinue reading “Cub Scout: Camping Emergency Response Plan And Scout Safety”

Kids Stuff: Cheeser Car Game

It’s been all fun and no games over here with Cub Scout Recruitment in full-swing, so I thought I’d take a few minutes to pass on some good, clean fun! We’ve all been on that long car ride where the tablets have lost their shine, you’ve been looking for a “Q” on the highway signsContinue reading “Kids Stuff: Cheeser Car Game”