The hero s guide to storming the castle

My 9-Year-Old Is Reading: The Hero’s Guide To Storming The Castle

By Christopher Healy They’ve done it again! After The Hero’s Guide to Saving Your Kingdom comes the Storming the Castle edition. The League of Princes is back in this fractured fairy tale to steal a magical sword. With punchy sidekicks, uptight yet kick-ass princesses, hilarious dialogues and the charm of a well-crafted spoof that doesn’t […]

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Circle of MOms Top 25 NorCal

Vote for Frog Mom in the Top 25 NorCal Moms Contest

Dear readers, if you enjoy this blog and its outdoors Bay Area and Northern California resources, I need your help. Frog Mom is entered in the yearly Circle of Moms contest to elect the Top 25 NorCal Moms and to stay in the contest, I need your votes. It’s a tight contest with big blog […]

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Welcome 2013 with a Nature Family Creation!

From our family to yours, HAPPY 2013! To make this fab New Year’s sand castle I took my girls and my husband to the beach with pails and shovels. “Mom, are we really going to the beach on December 31st?” asked the girls. Why of course, we’ll have  the beach all to ourselves. Indeed as […]

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Alaskan Husky

When The Wild Calls: Dogsledding with Children

They bring up images of Jack London’s novel in the Yukon during the 10th century Klondike Gold Rush, images of the extreme dog sled race Iditarod taking place over 1,150 miles of Alaska’s roughest wildest terrain. Alaskan huskies are magical animals. Trained to run 100 miles a day, they are unparalleled in speed for sled racing. Part wolf, […]

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My girls playing outside

What To Do when Kids Don’t Know How To Play in Nature

Adam Sandler’s movie Grown Ups may not seem the most likely reference in nature and kids but there’s an interesting scene I need to relate. At a lake house in New England, five families with kids get together over the 4th of July weekend. The five dads are sitting outside drinking beer and talking about […]

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