Outdoor Activities for Kids: Meteor Shower

Tonight, August 12th is going to be an amazing opportunity to get your kids outdoors! After normal bedtime, the sky will literally be lit up with meteors thanks to the Perseid meteor shower that began July 17th and will last until approximately August 24th, according to Space.com. Peak showing, however,…

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Outdoor Activities for Kids: Spring Fish

 This spring my squirt and I went dipping in a bioswale expecting to catch frogs and tadpoles. A bioswale, by definition, is a man-made landscape element designed to concentrate and collect surface runoff water. Since this body of water was developed by people there shouldn’t be any fish. With one quick…

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Outdoor Activities for Kids: Rainbow Chasing

With spring officially here visions of warm weather, soggy days and mud dance through our heads. On the vernal (or spring) equinox our little squirt and I went outside chasing rainbows. We were lucky enough to catch a rainbow as it began to fade and admire its brilliant colors. Rainbows are…

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Outdoor Activities for Kids: Snowshoe Experiment

With the falling snow comes the desire to get outside and play! Many recreational activities take place in the snow including snowboarding, sledding, and snowshoeing. Snowshoeing can be a really fun and engaging activity for the entire family from infants to adults. Get your kiddos interested and excited about going…

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Sunday Snippet: Loading Logs

We recently spent time helping our little one’s great grandpa with chores around the house. For being in his late eighties he doesn’t ask for a lot of help, so, when he does, we hop right to it. This time he asked that we help stack the ash trees that…

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Sunday Snippet: Harvesting Honey

This weekend we spent some time with great grandparents. During this time talk turned to Justin’s grandpa’s honey bee hives. An ongoing project, his grandfather owns three hives in a suburb of Detroit. These three hives have thousands of bees that produce a modest amount of honey each year. My…

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