Membership Drive Results -- in Poetry form by Paige I begin with a goal-- 400 new members-- that seems reasonable enough. After all I watched "Field of Dreams" with Kevin Costner in 1989. "If You Build it They Will Come." I'll put this out to our audience and they will come... They don't. 1989 was...
We (Jeff and Paige) are doing something wild. We need 400 new Jeff and Paige members by the end of 2021. We are continuing to believe in the power of music, community and science and nature education. It’s our biggest campaign yet! Yes, the pandemic has played a role, but it’s also been a teacher...Continue reading
March 2020 -- The Laugh Beyond Anxiety We are watching Every. Single. Carefully booked. Gig, camp, and public appearance in our 2020 projected earnings budget disappear. It is shocking, so shocking that when I talk with a colleague about it and they ask “Are you stressed, How are you holding up?” I laugh. “This, this...
This was a man who wanted to escape “Into the Alpine” and take my bicycle and ride to the periphery. This was a man who wanted to disconnect from the human community in order to delve deeper into the natural world. Now, at the age of 39, with a 4-year old of my own and a new little one on the way, I’m way more likely to take a short walk in the field behind our house with Paige and Wolf than to explore those alpine valleys where wildflowers grow.Continue reading
It’s 9pm. I emerge groggy-eyed from our son, Wolf’s, bedroom.
“Flubbsies?” Jeff asks.
”Mmmmhmm.” I reply. Flubbsies is our word for this moment of coming out of a darkened bedroom, bleary-eyed, squinting at the light, after falling asleep putting the kid to bed.
”So you want to rehearse that new song for Sunday?” Jeff asks.
A moment of annoyance passes through. Not at all!
We love this small business in Boulder, Colorado. Read on to learn our top 10 reasons to shop at Childish Things, and our journey as parents to live lightly on the earth.Continue reading
The return to school brings a mix of emotions with the changing season. The days begin to grow shorter along with our patience for having our kids home all day. And at the same time some of us feel sad to say goodbye to our summer-time companions. Or maybe it’s a mix of both. Jeff...Continue reading
The shrill calls of a Northern Flicker complete the sounds of a sunny summer morning. The 14th year of Meadow Music, the program that has become the cornerstone of our business, starts this evening. It’s always a big day, preparing for this concert that started on a whim with some songs for a few families...Continue reading
Here’s the place to learn what Jeff and Paige are up to behind the scenes. A place to visit for fun ways to connect your kids to nature using our music and otherwise. And if we get really wild some pictures and tales from our travels to schools, cities, and festivals!