Too tired to sleep?

It is summer and with summer comes a desire by children to stay up later.  Sometimes they even get to stay up past their usual bedtime.  While it is true that school is out for the summer and they don't have to get up early to get ready for school, it is also true that letting them stay up … Continue reading

The glory of trees

When we moved into our house almost four year ago we had a big beautiful tree in our backyard - about eighty feet tall and another tree in front of the house along the edge of the road.  We lost the tree in the backyard in our first summer.  It was a Manitoba Maple tree and one quiet sunny … Continue reading

Bike Freedom: Learning to Ride!

For the past few weeks I have been working with, or perhaps that should be running with, my four year old to help her learn to ride a two-wheeler free of training wheels.  She is doing well. When the sun first emerged and melted the snow we got out her starter bike with training wheels from … Continue reading