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Hiking the Pine Mountain Trail in Cartersville, GA

The Pine Mountain Trail is one of my favorite local trails. It has the kind of beautiful scenery that you would expect to have to drive further north to find. It has all of what I consider the Big 3 of a great hike- waterfalls, a view, and interesting terrain. (Granted, the waterfalls are tiny,… Continue reading Hiking the Pine Mountain Trail in Cartersville, GA

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Why You Should Force Your Kids to Go Outside, Even if They Whine…

Getting outside is one of the most healing and restorative acts you can do for yourself. It’s good for your body to get moving, and it’s good for your soul to be out among the trees and wildlife. That’s not just sentiment; there’s science to back it up. See The Nature Fix: Why Nature Makes… Continue reading Why You Should Force Your Kids to Go Outside, Even if They Whine…

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Bird Watching and Nature Journaling with Kids

I’ve done some depressing posts lately about the child sex trade, so I thought I’d lighten it up a little with a post about connecting to nature. I’ve never been particularly into birds, but my daughter loves them. My husband put up a hummingbird feeder on our back porch and we have seen lots of hummingbirds… Continue reading Bird Watching and Nature Journaling with Kids