Winter in April – Appreciating the Sweet Fleeting Moments

We awoke to a winter wonderland, not unusual in the Midwest; but a little more unusual considering it's April. My initial reaction was annoyance.  It's supposed to be Spring after all. Nonetheless, the kids and I packed up our snow gear and went out for our Forest playdate.  They had a remarkable time; playing with …

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Let Them Climb Trees…And Forgive Me While I Hold My Breath

Risky play is great for kids.  It helps build confidence and resilience, allows them to understand their bodies and stretch themselves. Climbing trees has been a preferred activity of children for decades.  Most of us grew up climbing trees at some point and I would bet our parents spent even more time in the branches.  …

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