Category Archives: Sticks and Stones

August Nature Walk: Where Is The Water?

Last month’s walk involved just familiarizing ourselves with Hollywood Cemetery a bit. This month I want to go on a bit of a hunt: for water sources. Please download and print the activity for this month and meet in the … Continue reading

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Nature Study (Hollywood Cemetery Nature Walk Info)

This post contains affiliate links. When S and I were growing up, we lived in the country (his family farmed in Tennessee and mine homesteaded in Virginia) and had literally acres of land to explore and plenty of chances to … Continue reading

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Rainy Summer: What To Do?

Around here we don’t really have winter. Sure, it snows occasionally but mostly we just have lots of wet, cold days. It’s OK at first, actually kind of nice after the heat of summer but after a while we start … Continue reading

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Too Lovely For Indoors

We played hooky a bunch this week. The weather finally got warm enough to be really nice (and then in typical Virginia fashion got hot and humid!). The children played and played. We went to a church softball game, had … Continue reading

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Games and Playdates

As the weather has slowly improved we’ve been spending more times outside and more time with friends. We have a semi-weekly playdate at a local playground. Two to five mothers, a gaggle of children and a brick wall around the … Continue reading

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Be Careful What You Say!

So I’ve mentioned several times in the past few months that the giant privet tree in the backyard shades my garden too much. Today F decided to do something about it. This is what happens when you let the children … Continue reading

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Why Do I Love to Grocery Shop With My Children?

  First of all let me say that I am not a shopper. The thought of going to a store without a list and an efficiency plan is incomprehensible to me. S goes to stores and wanders about looking for … Continue reading

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Sticks and Stones

Yesterday it was humid and looked like rain so I asked the children to clean up their toys in the back yard, while I brought in the bikes and the chariot. They needed some coaching with this (for some reason … Continue reading

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