“YES DAY” in NWI…Can Kids Actually Plan a Fun Adventure?

The moment we finished watching “Yes Day” as a family, the boys were revved up about the idea of doing one themselves.  We agreed to do it on the first available day of summer.  A nice end to the school year and celebration of the long, play-filled days ahead.  My husband still teaches a weekContinue reading ““YES DAY” in NWI…Can Kids Actually Plan a Fun Adventure?”

Snow MUSH Play at Oak Ridge Prairie

Is everyone else ready to put themselves in the rays of sunshine no matter the sloshy mess?  Same here!  Actually, as I am writing this – the week has blazed into a teasing refuge of early spring as opposed to the mushy and soiled leftovers of winter just a few days prior.  And we were readyContinue reading “Snow MUSH Play at Oak Ridge Prairie”

City Museum – St. Louis, MO

The Dirt A must do for all art lovers and thrill seekers.  City Museum is not for the faint of heart.  We were warned in advance to wear knee-pads and pack a headlamp…we didn’t.  We should have.  But, we survived…barely.  Actually, we soared!  It’s so wild and wonderful and there’s so much to see that we Continue reading “City Museum – St. Louis, MO”

My Favorite Day of the Year

December 26th is my favorite day of the year – forever. The beginning of the end of anticipation. Mess: deliberate, celebratory…abandoned. Saved for another day. Perhaps, not… Whatevs. It’s my favorite day of the year and anything is possible. Today, river ice is possible. It formed this morning. Sculpted by the cold wind blowing theContinue reading “My Favorite Day of the Year”

Bellaboo’s – Lake Station, IN

The Dirt Meet the day job! (Note: They are not paying me to do this. I actually nerd out on play so much that I can’t stop sharing!) Not only have I spent the most time here, my family has too. Yes, my thoughts are biased, yet nonetheless sincere. We play not just because momContinue reading “Bellaboo’s – Lake Station, IN”

Audubon Zoo – New Orleans, Louisiana

The Dirt This is the zoo where the animals are just a bit more friendly and animated. Or, perhaps it’s because we made the trip at a time in life where the humans that visit the zoo were few and far between. (#2020) They don’t hide in their caves, shadows or burrows. They, like mostContinue reading “Audubon Zoo – New Orleans, Louisiana”