Crafting With Nature

The natural beauty of Washington State will never cease to astonish me. Even in these damp and dreary winter months, I love to take walks in the woods and marvel at the velvety moss, the bizarre, otherworldly-looking mushrooms, and the stark beauty of bare trees. Another thing I love about these off-season nature walks? The forest…
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Remembering Pearl Harbor

  75 years ago, on December 7, 1941, hundreds of Japanese aircraft and ships attacked the United States naval base at Pearl Harbor, Oahu. 2,403 American sailors, soldiers and civilians died; another 1,178 were wounded. On December 8, Congress declared war on Japan, and a few days later, Germany and Italy declared war on the United…
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“Firsts” for Kids

Many parents rejoice in documenting their child's milestones. First tooth! First steps! First day of school! Did you know that reading and talking about first experiences before they happen can ease a child's anxieties and help them process new experiences? Here are some fun books about those great leaps forward that make us grown-ups proud…
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Thin Air, Thick Reads, Part 2

Part 1 The National Outdoor Book Awards (NOBA) are hot off the press!  And 'tis the season - check them out from your local library first, before you buy a copy for that aspiring young dog musher in your family (OK, maybe that's a long shot, but still...). Panelists from across the country judge book nominees…
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