Posts Tagged ‘child’

You Bet I’m Filthy and I’m Loving It

Tuesday, August 2nd, 2011

Woo-hoo! You bet I'm filthy and I'm loving it! There is nothing like playing in the yard at grandma's house. Mom doesn't let me do this at home, but grandma always says "Kids will be kids" and I have to go with grandma on this one. Besides, dirt don't hurt. What's the fun of being a kid if you can't ...

A Child Quietly Enjoying the Beauty of Nature

Tuesday, August 2nd, 2011

There is so much talk these days about urban children no longer being connected with nature. Natural parks, forests, streams and green pastures are things you find in rural areas, not in the city. It's an unfortunately but true fact of life. That's why it is so precious to see a child quietly enjoying the beauty of nature. A simple ...

A Moment of Nostalgia for the Innocence of Youth

Wednesday, June 29th, 2011

We've all experienced it at one point or another in our lives. That brief moment when we feel a touch of nostalgia for the innocence of youth. Whether it happens while looking at childhood photos, while speaking with family members or perhaps while visiting the town where we grew up, that feeling of nostalgia fills our hearts and gives us ...

A Father’s Love

Saturday, June 18th, 2011

The first time he holds their hand you can see it. Their tiny little hand clinging tightly onto his. The love he feels. A father's love. The emotions running strong through his veins. The reality of fatherhood just beginning to sink in. It's amazing to see that such a tiny hand can create such a large impact. Holding onto daddy's ...

Giving Children the Freedom to Wander

Tuesday, June 14th, 2011

Have you ever been told to tread lightly? To walk as if you were walking on egg shells? Maybe that applies to certain circumstances. However when it comes to children, they need the freedom to be adventurous. The freedom to explore nature and the world around them. Yes, we can set limits. Yes, we can offer our advice. But when ...

Happiness Can Be Found In A Game Of Hopscotch

Tuesday, May 31st, 2011

We all do it. We get so wrapped up in our lives that we forget to stop for a moment, look around, enjoy the scenery and live life as if each moment mattered. Because each moment does. It isn't until something bad happens that we tend to review our lives and see what we can change or wonder what we ...

Trying to Capture the Moon

Tuesday, April 19th, 2011

Every day I wait. Patiently sitting on the end of our wharf, hoping tonight will be the night. The night when I finally capture the moon. I've been trying to capture the moon for weeks now. To be honest, this is probably the closest I've ever come to snagging it in my fishing net. Let's see...if I can reach it ...

The Innocence of a Child’s Curiosity

Sunday, April 3rd, 2011

Nothing beats the innocence of a child's curiosity. Witnessing a child experience something for the first time, is like watching them open a trunk filled with magical wonders. Their eyes light up, a smile begins to form on their face and you can all but see the excitement building up inside them. Oh, to have the innocence and curiosity of ...

Books Always Have New Surprises In Store

Monday, February 21st, 2011

One of the wonderful things about books is they always have new surprises in store. Simply opening the pages of a book can lead you into a whole new world. The sights you can see, the adventures to be had, between the words on the page and the extent of your imagination, not even the sky can limit you. Turn ...

Crayons Hold More Magic Power Than You Thought

Monday, January 31st, 2011

When you're a kid, the wonder of crayons never falters. Crayons can turn any ordinary piece of paper into a colorful work of art. But I'll let you in on a little secret, crayons actually hold more magic power than you thought. Maybe it's their ingredients (although I'm sure the makers won't admit to anything), or maybe it's simply magic ...

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