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“If a child is to keep his inborn sense of wonder, he needs the companionship of at least one adult who can share it, rediscovering with him the joy, excitement, and mystery of the world we live in.” Rachel Carson

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Teaching is for the Birds

Teaching is for the Birds

Feeding birds is more than a captivating activity that kids love. It is a great way to teach kids some life lessons. Marina and I have fed the birds before, but this time I decided to turn it into a learning experience. A learning experience, that I plan to reinforce...
Building Confidence With a Mermaid Tail

Building Confidence With a Mermaid Tail

It was early sometime last year. We were at the pool. Marina still wasn’t swimming, but she was getting better at it. She was more comfortable putting her head in the water and she would do some swimming if she had her puddle jumper, snorkle, goggles and...
Playing Junior Ranger on the Way to Donut Falls

Playing Junior Ranger on the Way to Donut Falls

Last week we hiked Timp. At the top, a ranger told us about the Junior Ranger program. After we hiked down, Marina wanted to do the Junior   Ranger Booklet and get her Junior Ranger badge. She was super excited  as she got both a badge and a patch. She got an...
Timpanogos Hiking to the Cave

Timpanogos Hiking to the Cave

For the past several months Marina has been playing cave woman. Her fascination with cave thingys started with the movie The Croods. Actually it was a combination of things. She watched the Croods for the first time early last year. A little later we hiked [Little...
No More I Can’ts at Moonshine Wash

No More I Can’ts at Moonshine Wash

Lately Marina has been showing a huge lack of confidence. At first I thought these were sly attempts to get me to do stuff for her. Occasionally, I would do things for her so she would know she can count on me. Most of the time I would insist she do it herself or I...