“I’m bored!” It’s one of the worst things to hear fall out of your child’s mouth. So this month’s Get Outside Like Minna is a set of activities to bust up you children’s boredom! Minna and her family spent the entire summer outside hiking and canoeing on the lake. If these aren’t options for you, […]
Happy June! If you live in New York State, summer is officially upon us and the end of the school year is in sight! In honor of the freedom and flexibility that will soon be in our grasp, I have created a flexible and fun Get Outside Like Minna (GOLM)! Minna and her family spent […]
I have finally taken my snow tires off so it must be it is officially spring! Besides hearing the birds and watching the snow melt, seeing people walking past my house is the final confirmation that the world is waking up from its winter time slumber! So this month our Get Outside Like Minna (GOLM) is very simple! Just GET OUTSIDE..like Minna did!
Today I would like to introduce you to someone who was a tremendous help throughout the writing of Blazing A Trail: The Minna Anthony Common Story. Meet Vera Common Parmiter, Minna’s youngest daughter. My sister Molly had the privilege of spending an afternoon with Vera. The two-hour video recorded that day served as the foundation […]
Spring might finally be here!! Wahoo! We have had enough gray and cold and dark to last us for a whole year! My favorite part of spring, besides my birthday, is walking outside and hearing the birds sing. This year I decided to answer the question I have wondered about for a long time!
We are definitely well into winter here in Upstate New York! You can’t leave the house without bundling up in layers of warm clothes! My family and I live outside of Rochester, NY. Minna lived in Watertown, NY. The Watertown area is sometimes referred to as the North Country. During the month of March, Watertown […]
February is here and in Upstate New York that means more snow!! It seems to be the perfect time to talk about HIBERNATION! So Let’s Begin With A Few Simple YES/No Questions Do Chipmunks and Ground Squirrels Hibernate? Do Bats Hibernate? Do Bears Hibernate? Time’s up! If you answered: Yes Some Well, that’s complicated and […]