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- Post-epilepsy surgery update
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Author Archives: darwinsbulldog
Last Saturday was the National Park Trust’s annual Kids to Parks Day. I hosted a giveaway here for two cool National Geographic kid’s books about national parks, and the random winner was Stephanie of Raising Kids Wild. Thank you all … Continue reading
A thought: … I respectfully ask that you let my kids be kids. – Julie Walsh Holcombe, in an open letter to a guard or teacher who told her sons not to climb trees and go home after school hours. Check … Continue reading
— Please check for any schedule changes or registration requirements — Nature-based camps for Summer 2016 – now registering! Community canoe paddle schedule with Lower Columbia Estuary Partnership Now playing at OMSI’s Empirical Theater in 3D: National Parks Adventure Starting April 2: 10-part … Continue reading
“It’s easiest to imagine outdoor play on a sunny, warm day, maybe even on a beach with waves crashing and warm sand between your toes, but outdoor play is important for kids year-round.” So says Asia Citro of the website … Continue reading
A thought: The wild world is becoming so remote to children that they miss out – and an interest in the natural world doesn’t grow as it should. Nobody is going to protect the natural world unless they understand it. … Continue reading
My daughter Afton had brain surgery on February 29th to treat her right temporal lobe epilepsy. Some breakthrough seizures followed on March 4th. But I am happy to report that today she is two months seizure-free! Hopeful that this will stretch to … Continue reading