Monthly Archives: June 2012

Nymph to Dragonfly

    If you live near pooling water, you have likely seen a lot of dragonflies, flying about.  But why have you never seen dragonfly babies?  We have a small pond at our house (really, the tiniest pond you could have), and have recently realized that it is a reproductive ground for dragonflies, so this […]

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Live Fast, Die Young

I’m definitely no rock star, but this week gave new meaning to the saying “Live fast, die young.”  The saying is generally applied to those people who play, play, play, venturing into uncharted waters, with little regard for others, though most people who are known for this are celebrities, and others are certainly watching.  Central […]

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Salty Fun! June 16, 2012

We had a lovely time at Alviso this week, with five families, two new to Stroller Hikes, and two old-timers (six years of hiking with kids!). Alviso is one of Max’s favorite places to visit – it’s wide and flat, with plenty of running potential. The train goes by every half hour or so during […]

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Lessons from the Most Unexpected Places

    I am fourteen years old, not a mom, and the proud owner of a Jansport backpack instead of a stroller, yet this week, I had my first hike with Stroller Hikes at Edgewood County Park, and I enjoyed it. Whether it was Holly throwing rocks or Sierra talking about herself, there was never […]

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Ka Pow!

  Hiking is great – relaxing, engaging for the senses, a way to explore nature and history, and some good exercise.  But for a growing child, it does not necessarily get “all the wiggles out.”  Many families turn to professional sports instruction to teach their kids new ways to move, build balance and coordination, and […]

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