Such a pinch

Such a pinch

Like most moms, when my kids were little, I would take opportunities to use 'teachable moments' whenever we were out and about town. We would play 'I Spy,' to learn colors, or the Alphabet game, calling out each letter in sequential order as we passed this or that sign. I would help the kids count [...]

Six uses for water bottles during outdoor exercise

Six uses for water bottles during outdoor exercise

It’s no secret that I’ve been on a walking program lately - counting up towards 14,000 daily steps and that ever elusive 6-mile mark. Besides sturdy shoes and comfortable clothes, a hat and sunglasses, (maybe sunscreen and mosquito repellent), about the only other thing I need for walking is a ready water supply. Dehydration in [...]

Survival kit

I'm finally getting an opportunity to visit my daughter in her adopted state, and am headed out soon on a long road trip. Driving from Florida to North Caroline, in one day, is not something to attempt unprepared. Granted, there are three licensed drivers in our car, so dividing up the trip into three, four-hour [...]