Virginia is a weather yo-yo, at least where we live. One day we’re deep in the throes of a polar vortex tantrum, the next we’re flirting with spring. Then back again to snow and ice! This past week
Around here it’s not really snowy, much to my children’s dismay. They’re dying to go sledding and the weather keeps giving us anemic snowfalls that barely cover the grass blades. But even without the snow, it’s cold. Very cold. Bone
These days, I’m always tired. I’m worn, I’m stressed, I’m lost in busyness. This part of being a parent is not my favorite: raising littles drains my brain cells away. At the end of the day I collapse, exhausted.
My kids aren’t that enthusiastic about nature unless it involves mud puddles. I wrote about last season’s less-than-epic nature walk and the importance of cultivating a sense of wonder, and nothing really changed since that post. We’ve been on
Today was hot and humid, with a heat index of 100+. Not a nice day, despite the fluffy clouds and beautiful sunlight. Still, we shuffled off to the car and headed off to Meadowlark Botanical Gardens for a field trip