Fall Outdoor Activities Challenge – Week 5

This week, with Halloween just around the corner, we predictably went to our local pumpkin patch for our weekly fall outdoor activity.  This was a repeat of our less then successful trip to the patch last year when the twins were only 1.5yrs old.  Last year’s story sounds like a hit country song:  ‘Tears in the Pumpkin Patch’.  What a difference a year makes as this year the tears were… Read more →

Biodiversity: Will There be Positive Change This Time?

I came across an article by Richard Black, environment correspondent for the BBC, called Solving Nature Loss: Child’s Play?  This article introduced me to the UN Convention of Biological Diversity meetings currently taking place in Nagoya, Japan.  I was intrigued by the delegates references to making real changes for the sake of future generations.  This is of course the right reason for making… Read more →

Euphoria, Despair, and Fairies

I don’t think the best of Hollywood could capture the range of emotions we experienced.  There was shock, confusion, pain, delight, more pain, excitement and then outright euphoria.  What triggered such a dramatic response?  This scene was the result of a 5 year old losing her first baby tooth.  I was about to read the kids a story when I… Read more →

Fall Outdoor Activities Challenge – Week 1

This week marked the start of Autumn and the FamilyNavigation.com team have started a new challenge.  We don’t have enough going on in our lives I guess.  The Fall Outdoor Activities Challenge is designed as incentive to get outside as a family even as the weather gets cooler and discover your community in the Fall.  There really is a lot to see and do this time of year. … Read more →