California

Feb 01, 2013
A couple months ago, a friend of mine introduced me to a reptile store and zoo called Prehistoric Pets in Fountain Valley.  Charlotte had a blast; she fed mealworms to turtles, saw a two-headed snake, touched and held a couple different →MORE...

Christmas at the beach!  (She found a crab shell!) At some point in November, Charlotte came home from preschool with a laundry list of questions about Pere Noel (Father Christmas).  I answered them as patiently and honestly as possible, which is →MORE...

Donald took the last week off work to help prepare our home, yard, and freezer for the baby’s arrival.  It was indescribably nice having him home for such a long period of time.  We took one day as a family to →MORE...

Healthy Child Healthy World blogging prompt: What sort of nature adventures do we love best? “Do you hear that?” I ask my daughter.  We stand still and silent on the trail.  She nods exuberantly. “What sort of animal makes that sound, →MORE...

Jul 18, 2012
“Look!  Charlotte, look!  Do you see the coyote?” I said excitedly as I scooped her into my arms and took her to the living room window. The coyotes are having a rough year here.  In the autumn through early spring, we →MORE...