Fostering curiosity in kids (and their parents) since 2011

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Have you heard about the National Park’s free annual pass for fourth graders?

Have you heard about the U.S. Department of the Interior’s Every Kid in a Park program? In a nutshell, the program offers fourth graders (and 10-year-old home-schooled equivalents) a free annual pass to every National Park in the U.S. Between now and August 31, 2019, fourth graders can use their passes to get free admission to any park in the National Park system for themselves and a select number of family and friends.

stuffed penguin looking at a manmade fountain on the hospital grounds

How can you keep kids in the loop when you visit a sick relative without them?

My father has been having a few health issues lately, which have resulted in my flying down to Texas a couple of times to help out with this and that. My daughter, being the curious and caring sort, has had all sorts of questions about what’s going on with Grandpa. Respecting both my father’s need for privacy and my daughter’s desire for answers has been challenging at times. On my last trip, I accidentally hit upon a good solution. I thought I’d share it with you in case you also wanted to try it.

Image includes words Join me for my first book event set against backdrop of flowers.

You’re invited to my first official book event!

I’m headed back to Dedham, Massachusetts this month, and I couldn’t be more excited about it! The Blue Bunny Bookstore has invited me to join them for a festival celebrating the Mother Brook Arts & Community Center’s 5th Anniversary on June 16th from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. Hope to see you there!