Parenting

8 Dec 20170 By Katy Wise Contributing Writer One of my favorite parts of the holiday season is all of the little things that go with it. The baking, the Christmas music, the decorating, making seasonal decorations and crafts… I think that everyone who loves Christmas can attest to the fact that it isn’t just that one specific day that they love, it’s everything, and the entire season surrounding it. It’s especially easy to enjoy making Christmas crafts when you have little ones to make them with you. Our three love crafts. The majority of the time nowadays, you can find at least one of them sitting at the kitchen counter...

27 Oct 20170 By Katy Wise Contributing Writer This time of year is full of pumpkins and candy corn, hay rides and corn mazes, and all kinds of fun fall things. There is also a large amount of unnecessarily scary fall things. The purpose of this article isn’t to complain, or expecting the world to adapt to our point of view. Just simply stating that I can’t personally comprehend why the vast majority of people think it to be not only acceptable, but encourage and promote scaring kids. It is not the time or place for me to get on that soap box, though. What I would like to share, are some fall fun ideas that are innocent and age...

13 Jun 20170 After last year’s successful event, Audubon Community Nature Center is again offering a special experience on Father’s Day, June 18, 2017. That Sunday afternoon you can build a birdfeeder in Audubon’s woodshop. The program is open to all, but this is a great opportunity for dads and granddads to be together with their family. Feeding and watching birds is an activity that different generations can all enjoy. Any time between 2 and 4 p.m. you can join naturalists and volunteers in the workshop to build a birdfeeder that you can take home to attract birds to your yard. Designed and prepared by Audubon volunteers, the parts will be cut...
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