Frog Trouble Times

Belle Boggs & Beatrice Allen
Parenthood and childhood on a warming planet
Created 21 Apr 2021
  • Bea & Belle interview each other
    09 Nov 2021 • 3 min read • 5 0
    The Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine is now approved by the CDC and available in a special dose for five to eleven year olds. Beatrice—almost eight and ready to be done with this pandemic already!—wanted to be...
  • What can't wait
    07 Nov 2021 • 3 min read • 2 4
    Yesterday, Bea spoke at a tree dedication ceremony for Mr. Ronnie Gilmore, who retired from her school after 22 years of service. He was both a bus driver and a custodian, and a huge part of the schoo...
  • Don't read this post, Bea!
    05 Nov 2021 • 3 min read • 1 1
    Bea sometimes thinks it would be more fun to have a summer birthday, or at least a birthday that didn’t fall the same week as one of the biggest holidays of the year—a holiday that has nothing to do w...
  • How to make...
    02 Nov 2021 • 1 min read • 4 0
    We get our best ideas on long walks. I know it’s only the second day of November, but maybe you’re anticipating a long, nervous election night. Or maybe you are just really excited about gathering wit...
  • 10.31.2020
    31 Oct 2021 • 3 min read • 2 0
    Do you remember last Halloween? Did you trick-or-treat or give out candy? We didn’t do either—well, you’d have to be super brave to trick or treat at our house (long steep driveway, dark woods…), and ...
  • Calling all owl enthusiasts
    26 Oct 2021 • 2 min read • 3 2
    Reading some favorite books featuring owls: Owl at Home and Harry Potter Why are some people afraid of owls, or think that they are spooky? Strigiformophobia is the fear of owls. Some people are afrai...
  • Top ten ways to help bats!
    22 Oct 2021 • 2 min read • 3 5
    Let the moon be your outdoor lighting! Bats do so much for us, eating pesky bugs, protecting our crops, and pollinating important plants! The least we can do is not mess things up for them, right? We ...
  • A spooky new animal of the week
    19 Oct 2021 • 3 min read • 3 2
    Not cats, Harriet—bats! The spooky season is a great time to learn about bats, the only mammals capable of true flight! Because bats are nocturnal, we don’t see them during the day (unless one has wig...
  • Bea shows us how to make...
    15 Oct 2021 • 2 min read • 3 3
    From Bea: For Halloween this year, I am going as Bast, the Egyptian cat goddess, and Harriet will be my cat. Bast, also known as Bastet, is usually a kind and friendly goddess, and sometimes she takes...
  • Spaceships, Pie Factory, & Caturday
    12 Oct 2021 • 4 min read • 5 4
    If you’re like us, you probably have some cardboard hanging around in your recycling bins: delivery packaging, shoe boxes, cereal boxes, etc. We want to cut back on packaging and deliveries, but we’ve...
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