Perhaps it’s because he’s my second child and the crazy obsessiveness I exhibited with my first child has left me… mostly. Perhaps it’s because I thought our little adventure wouldn’t take us very far from the car and, honestly, I really didn’t want to carry anything. I’m not sure why we started on our journey without a diaper bag but we did. And we learned an important lesson that day.
If your child drinks a lot they will require more frequent diaper changes. You’d think I would…Continue
Added by Jessica O'Connor on April 7, 2014 at 8:32pm — No Comments
Sound faded away as my heart stopped. I sucked in a breath so I could frantically yell, “Get down! What are you doing?!” My precious little boy was precariously balancing on a tree root, probably only millimeters thick. This tiny root holding my 2-year-old was jutting out over angry water that was certainly miles deep and so cold hypothermia would set in instantaneously. Is that gale force wind I feel? Surely the next gust would cause my son to lose his already perilous…Continue
Added by Jessica O'Connor on February 19, 2014 at 6:30am — No Comments
This is my son on the tip top of Everest. Or, that’s how I presented this little dirt hill outside of my daughter’s school. One thing to remember is that exploring and appreciating nature doesn’t always have to be something big. You don’t have to climb Everest to admire the view. You don’t have to stand by a giant redwood to be…Continue
Added by Jessica O'Connor on February 7, 2014 at 7:00am — No Comments
Listen. What do you hear?
Look. What do you see?
Breathe. What do you smell?
Touch. What do you feel?
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