By: Sandy Churchill We know that nature abounds with opportunities for exercise and fresh air, but what about the gifts of stress relief, peaceful connection, and pure joy? On a recent bout with an incredibly stubborn bronchial infection I have maintained my near-daily, two-mile walks, regardless of wind, rain, fog, and hail. I didn’t say … More Nature’s Gifts, Year-Round
By: Martianne Stanger One of my children has the “gift of ADHD”, and, let me tell you: it does not always seem like a gift. Some days, ADHD wreaks havoc in our home. In fact, last month, we had a string of such days, which resulted in me considering medication. My husband was surprised, and, … More Our Current (Not-So-Conventional) Solution to ADHD
By: Martianne Stanger As we approach autumn, stores scream, “Back-to-school!” I, on the other hand, cheer, “Stay outside!” When summer winds down and unfolds into fall, I think it is more important than ever to ensure ample time for children to play and explore outside. Young bodies (and, truthfully even old ones, like mine) are not … More 5 Free Spots for Autumn Adventures
By: Anne Marie Holloway Hiking is a passion for both my husband and me. We have been hiking with our kids since our youngest child was strong enough to hold up his own head while being snuggly carried in a baby “back pack” or a hiking pack. We have hiked in all kinds of weather … More Telling Your Family to…Take a Hike!