Operation Dinosaur:  Baking Cookies

Operation Dinosaur: Baking Cookies

We stayed at Grandmas the past weekend. I had put the Dinosaurs in the back of the jeep in a big plastic bag so Marina had no idea that the dinosaurs would be with us. When she woke up in the morning she found that the dinosaurs baked cookies while she was sleeping....
Self Propelled Stroller, is there a point?

Self Propelled Stroller, is there a point?

In this weeks news a company created a stroller called a “Smartbe”.  The Smartbe is actually pretty stupid. The concept behind the Smartbe is a self-propelling baby stroller that syncs with an app on your phone.  The marketing materials for this stroller show an...
Operation Dinosaur: Playing Mummies

Operation Dinosaur: Playing Mummies

Ok I am not going to lie. Operation Dinosaur has slowed down a lot. I am glad. Now that I have 50/50 and she is spending the night with me all of the time, I no longer have the creativity or fortitude to do it every night. Instead I have told her they only come alive...
Integrating Outdoor Recreation Into Education

Integrating Outdoor Recreation Into Education

Ever since Richard Louv wrote his book, The Last Child in the Woods, there has been a growing sentiment that our education system does not do enough to increase children’s awareness or respect of nature and finally school districts are starting to take notice.  ...
Operation Beautiful Turns Ugly

Operation Beautiful Turns Ugly

Last year I started Operation Beautiful.  The idea was that the world is full of ugly, hate and intolerance.  The things we don’t want our kids to become are the things that they will learn through social media, school, tv and music.   As parents we need to...