Category Archives: Out and About

“We just got here, Mommyo. Why are you packing all those bags?”

Last week, as I was sitting down for a bit of pre-dinner reading, I had what I thought was a bout of dizziness. Then one of my books toppled over, and I figured out that what was actually rocking me in … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday: The Glass Pumpkin Patch at Stanford Shopping Center

Evening light really is hard for the iPhone camera, isn’t it? Related Links: Walker & Bowes Fall Pumpkin Patch (online store) More Wordless Wednesday on Caterpickles

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Wordless Wednesday

One of my neighbors has the most marvelous rose garden. It reminds me of the rose bushes my mother used to grow behind our house in Dallas. Related Links:  More Wordless Wednesday on Caterpickles Remaining Box Count: Downstairs: 41 Upstairs: … Continue reading

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“Is there an official landing pad for UFOs?”

Stopping at the Bonneville salt flats on our road trip to California naturally got The Ten-Year-Old thinking about alien planets and the beings that travel away from them. “Mommyo,” she asked when we were back on the road. “Is there an … Continue reading

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We have landed!

After a week of driving and a couple of weeks of furious unpacking, Caterpickles Central (California edition) is finally in a state to allow for regular blog updates. We saw many amazing things on our road trip, but my personal … Continue reading

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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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