Monthly Archives: September 2013

Mission Accomplished!

As a child, I remember starting a lot of things that I never finished.  In fact, I admit to this even happening as an adult.  As a child, I set out to write a novel, and 12 pages into it, the book idea would be shelfed (pun intended).  I did this many times.  I also […]

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Costume Swap

Halloween is coming fast.  Those of us that are crafty and quick might be sewing up some new duds, but what to do when you’re short on time?  Buying new costumes each year can be wasteful.  And what about those old costumes that don’t fit your kids anymore?   Time for a swap!  Blossom Birth, […]

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From the Field: Waddell Creek Backpacking Trip (Big Basin / Rancho Del Oso)

We had 6 families join us on our short trip into the woods.  Given our late-in-the-day start, there were cars coming up the fire-road, probably workers finishing up their day on the private farmland that lines much of the trail to our campsite.  To avoid the cars and enjoy a quieter hike, half of our […]

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Check it out! C is for Craft

Looking for a fun activity without the massive clean-up when it’s through?  Want to get inspired to create, but don’t want to invest in tons of art supplies or a play room exclusively devoted to art, at home?  Need a great place to go with grandparents, on a rainy day, for a play date, or […]

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Fair Weather


Melissa and I had a lovely time at the 8th Annual Blossom Family Picnic, now going by the name Birth and Family Fair.  The name is just too cute, particularly as an acronym.  Here I was with my BFF, getting the Stroller Hikes booth set up for our 7th year coming to this community-celebrating and […]

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