We hiked all the peaks in Acadia National Park, but what I learned from hiking with kids isn’t really about the place. It’s about the time.
Everybody in Maine loves the Common Ground Fair. Except me. The very existence of the fair means that I have the privilege of skipping it.
A bad experience has left my daughter afraid of bugs. So now what do we do?
This has been my summer to get kids to do hard things. Thankfully, I’ve come up with a few strategies to help out.
Do kids hate going outside these days? No, but we might be setting them up so it looks that way. Here are three questions to ask yourself.
Are you treating outside time like a summer chore? Stop requiring your kids to have fun. Instead set them up for success and get out of the way.
If you get outside enough, you build outside memories in the landscape around you, and that landscape becomes meaningful in a different way, every time.
Should mothers really be feeling outdoors shame because they don’t take their kids to the forest? Or is it really a matter of building your family culture?
Teaching environmentalism doesn’t have to be sad, hard, and depressing. Just start in your backyard and take it from there.
A new study shows the ways the outdoors benefits girls and women. How can you help keep your outdoor girl strong?