Hiking with Children in South Central Indiana

Hiking with Children in South Central Indiana

Many of my family’s best times together have been on a trail. We’ve walked through the seasons with children in packs on backs, watched little legs eager to forge ahead, stopped for seconds and hours while they explored every nook and cranny.  Through creeks and meadows with one who likes to lag behind and one intent on […]

Edible Chemistry

Edible Chemistry

Children love to watch things bubble, change color, and switch states of matter. My children could watch baking soda and vinegar mix and explode any day. But while baking soda volcanos might never get old, there are many ways to play with chemistry, and the ingredients needed are right in your pantry. My family has […]

How to Find a Just Right Book

How to Find a Just Right Book

If you love reading you know what it feels like to not have a good book within reach. Book Lovers might even have a couple they’re reading at one time or a stack waiting nearby. Readers love to read because books take us into the Reading Zone. We lose track of time, a movie plays behind […]

How to Encourage Our Children to Write

How to Encourage Our Children to Write

We grab our journals. Clark’s, a classic black and white composition book, mine a recent gift of writing prompts. We sharpen pencils; I make sure Sophie has something to do, and together, for ten or fifteen minutes a couple of times a week, we write. For over a year now, once a month Clark and […]