Was just listening to the new cd by Rocknoceros tonight for a KIVA music review (due next Tuesday). I found my way over to youtube and found this lovely little present waiting.
Dude, I know how it feels. But, wow! Talk about a makeover!
Ashley’s dad grew up concocting secret potions and creating destructive toys, all thanks to Boy Mechanic. He was just telling me tonight that he wanted us to take his boyhood copies of these books to encourage our kids to find some creative construction time. He told us about many lazy days growing up, where he [...]
The National Wildlife Federation has just released a study that shows a direct correlation between time spent engaged outside shows an increase in better sleep cycles. Please take time to read the full story here.
Three main ideas I catch from this study…
the importance of natural light, greater comfort and concentration and vigorous outdoor exercise.
One of the [...]
Today, my kiddos head back to school. This magnificent summer has come to an end. What a blur. Just flipping through our daily blog from the last few weeks has me reeling in those summer memories. Well, it was fun while it lasted. Kindergarten, middle school and the first SOL testing year… Wow! Our [...]
In the mood for a little “Paleolithic lounge music”? The Richmond Indigenous Gourd Orchestra mixes past with present, rhythm with melody, and chaos with order using drums, lutes, guitars, harps and other instruments fashioned from homegrown plants, and they’ll be performing on Hollins’ Front Quad on Tues., Sept. 6 at 4:30pm. Free.
Just for [...]
This weekend, we received a number of e-mails about what to do outside locally. So great to have the chance to point families in the right direction.
First we always point to our KIVA event gallery. There parents can see examples of past KIVA events and see what our local parks look like and what kinds [...]
Over the years, Ashley and I have had the joy to connect with wonderful local action groups in the area. The finest of fine has got to be our local Feeding America group. These people work relentlessly to connect families in need to that thing which we all need the most. Food, on a daily [...]
In a very nice article in today’s Roanoke Times, written by Shelia Ellis, a local mom is speaking up for mountain bike use along the Blue Ridge Parkway. Check out the article for yourself and see how you can voice your own concerns.
Here is a short excerpt:
“Kristine McCormick, a single mother of three, bikes twice [...]
Was surprised this morning, while taking my morning website stroll, to find that one of our local retailers has a great new website, http://walkaboutoutfitter.com/ .
Walkabout Outfitter has supported KIVA many, many times in the past through product discounts and donations. They also, very kindly, have sponsored two of our KIVA overnight camping trips. This [...]