Monthly Archives: June 2015

Great Hikes for Kids: Birdsacre

Location: Ellsworth Distance: 1/2 to 2 miles, depending on trails chosen Difficulty: Easy Ages: All ages Tucked away off busy Route 3 in Ellsworth, past the car wash and right before China Hill, is a little slice of fairyland. The Stanwood Wildlife Sanctuary, also just known as Birdsacre, is part wildlife rehab, part nature park, and part straight-up magic. […]

How my kids learned to pay attention–and a great new podcast for kids

The kids and I took a long road trip over Memorial Day weekend to Vermont and back. To entertain us along the way, I attempted to find some kid-friendly podcasts to break up the steady diet of television shows, I Spy, and whining. After running through countless poorly-produced story podcasts where the hosts always had mysteriously thick […]