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Riding That Train

Riding That Train

We decide to mix things up on our summer vacation this year, and kick it old school by taking the train. Here's a review of our experience aboard "The Palmetto" Amtrak train.
Father's Day: Turtle Fight

Father’s Day: Turtle Fight

The Dads and Daughters head up the Skidaway River on Father's Day. Oh, and there's a TURTLE FIGHT!
Book Review - Up: A Mother and Daughter's Peakbagging Adventure

Book Review – Up: A Mother and Daughter’s Peakbagging Adventure

What do you do with an energetic, ambitious 5-year-old who never seems to tire and loves the outdoors? If you're Patricia Ellis Herr, you climb mountains with her. Lots of them. And then you write a book about it.
Teaching Compassion

Teaching Compassion

An encounter with a homeless man reminds me that talking about compassion with my child isn't enough. Now we're on the hunt for ways to get even our youngest family members involved in community service.
Movie Review: The Lorax

Movie Review: The Lorax

The Lorax book has long been a favorite around our house, so I knew a trip to the theater was in order. But could the movie adaptation really do justice to this beloved tale?
Tag Team Reading

Tag Team Reading

A quick tip to help your with your child's reading retention once they are able to sit through a chapter book.
He Said/She Said: The Borrowers

He Said/She Said: The Borrowers

Ginger and Lee review The Borrowers, the book that inspired The Secret World of Arrietty. One of them didn't like it very much.
A Healthy Dose of Struggle

A Healthy Dose of Struggle

I can't stand to see my child struggle, become frustrated or be disappointed. Shielding her is part of my job as a mother, right? Yes. And no.
Big Miracle

Big Miracle

My daughter loves stories about animals in peril, so I didn't hesitate to take her to see the movie Big Miracle. But maybe I should have?