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By Amber Veverka Standing near a Cabarrus County soybean field in the dark, the silvery starfall overhead made one thing clear: Some things are worth a 3 a.m. wake-up. The Perseids meteor shower opened this week to rave reviews, four of which came from our family as we leaned back against our minivan on a […]

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School is back in session, and it’s all too easy for families to find themselves indoors most the day and evening. It’s important to push back against the feeling that every moment must be scheduled, and to allow children to experience nature in an unscripted fashion. How to do that? A few ideas: If you […]

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By Amber Veverka Our kids spend more time indoors, and in front of screens, than we did as children, and most of us realize instinctively that something has been lost in this transition to an indoor childhood. Even when kids are outdoors, it’s often for organized activities, such as team sports. The time many of […]

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  Children love to wander the yards and woods this time of year, seeking signs of spring. And how much more fun is it when you can find safe spring treats growing wild? Violets are blooming right now through the Charlotte region, and you can turn their shy purple petals into brilliant syrup and rosy […]

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