Category Archives: Out and About

Hey, my book’s out!

We interrupt our move to California to let you know that the first installment in the Caterpickles Parenting Series is finally available. What’s That, Mom? uses the proven case-study format to help parents get their children outside and asking questions that … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday: Little Dude

Related Links:  The Ten-Year-Old catches the world’s smallest lizard (Caterpickles)

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Sky Watch: Total Solar Eclipse August 21

Solar eclipse headed our way in two days. Have you made your solar eclipse viewing kit yet? Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday: The Ten-Year-Old finds the world’s smallest lizard

Last week, I told you about The Ten-Year-Old’s daring capture of a giant dragonfly. This week, she snags a tiny lizard. Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday: The World’s Second Largest Dragonfly

At Grandma and Grandpa Summer Camp this year, The Ten-Year-Old netted a giant dragonfly. Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday: Chicago

View of Downtown Chicago from in front of Adler Planetarium. Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday: Man Enters the Cosmos at the Adler Planetarium

Henry Moore’s sundial sculpture outside the Adler Planetarium, titled Man Enters the Cosmos, celebrates our nation’s space program. At the time the sculpture was created in 1980, NASA had already sent men to the moon and probes to Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, and Saturn. Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday: The Ten-Year-Old tours Jurassic World at the Field Museum

Scenes from The Ten-Year-Old’s recent trip to Jurassic World at the Field Museum, Chicago. Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday: The Ten-Year-Old’s favorite part of the playground

My daughter has been complaining about the fact that her school plans to replace her favorite playground with an outdoor classroom ever since she first learned of it last week. Yesterday, I got tired of all the unproductive griping. So I handed her my … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday: View of MSI from Wooded Isle, Spring 2017

View of the Museum of Science in Chicago from the Wooded Isle in Jackson Park. Continue reading

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