One of my dearest friends has proclaimed that she "hates nature". For a long time I thought that she was just saying this to be funny, but I think it's true. I don't get it, but I think it's true. Even while she is busy hating nature, she is also busy spending as much time as possible lazing in Our Park while her kiddo runs, scooters, climbs trees, and skips merrily through nature. I bring this up, not to point out the flaw in her nature hating logic, but to point out that she knows how important outside is for our kids. (and for us too!!) She's found a way to be outside with her girl that works for her and her nature hating ethos.
It doesn't matter what you do, but find something that works for you and works for your kids. Go outside. Draw with chalk on sidewalk. You read a book while your kids draw with chalk. Walk around the block, go hiking, lay on a blanket in the park while you let your little monsters run wild. Whatever, just get out.
This is just as good as This!
If you're interested in the full article from the University of Michigan, check out the link below. It's interesting. Actually, it is. http://www.med.umich.edu/yourchild/topics/tv.htm
I'm Molly. I'm all in for parenting. I'm all in for good food. All in for big and small outdoor adventures. And really only partly in for homemaking. I want a Martha Stewart home and meal, but the truth is, we mamas just can't do it all. Not really. This shit is tricky!
This is a collection of musings and missives about parenting like you mean it. I mean really mean it. About how you can pull off a really mostly decent meal, keep your house kinda clean, do some of your laundry, and also even remember to usually feed your pets. But mostly about how being a mama is hard and we can totally rock it, but maybe that dream of perfection has got to give a little.