Category Archives: Parenting

Experiences Worth Repeating

My kids were sick over the weekend, so we had to cancel our plans for a New Experience.  They were very disappointed, but I told them we will catch up to our weekly plan by doing two New Experiences in … Continue reading

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The ABC’s of Trying Something New (Part 1)

WordPress just informed me that I started my blog a year ago today.  So, happy anniversary to 52 Brand New! Today I am joining other Kid Bloggers in posting an ABC post.  I am honored to be a part of … Continue reading

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Teach Your Child Science Through Real Life Experience

Science is so much fun.  I don’t know any child who doesn’t love to do an experiment in their kitchen or watch birds in a feeder.  The best part about teaching your child science is that you can learn about … Continue reading

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Helping A Cautious Child Embrace New Experiences

Since I’m known for trying new experiences all the time and have an adventurous spirit, many people are surprised to find that my children are both very cautious kids.  Luke is physically cautious.  He does not jump off anything higher … Continue reading

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7 Best Experiences for Fall Fun (and Learning!)

The calendar says it is still summer, but the kids are back to school and apples are ripe in the orchards.  It’s time for some fall fun! Here are the 7 best experiences for fall fun and learning: 1. Visit a … Continue reading

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Trading Virtual Experiences for Real Ones

We live in an age in which we never really need to leave our own homes or have any face-to-face interaction with other people.  We can order everything from books to groceries on the Internet and chat with people we’ve … Continue reading

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5 Reasons A National Park Vacation is Better Than Disney World

  I’m not a mouse hater.  Really, I’m not.  I took my children to Disney World last year, and we had a wonderful time.  Six months later, we visited two national parks in Utah, and I realized that a national park … Continue reading

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