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Making Mom Friends is Hard

Making Mom Friends is Hard

Does anyone know how to make mom friends that aren’t trying to sell you something, judge you, or fix your parenting? I don’t. I made a mom friend the other day. Well, ok. I might have made a mom friend. We bonded at the playground […]

Are you struggling to get outside this winter? I am!

Are you struggling to get outside this winter? I am!

Well. Despite my best efforts, I think winter is winning. I’m struggling to get outside this winter! I’ve tried. Really I have! I have suited up in snow gear time and time again, even when it was clear it wouldn’t end well. I really believe […]

Anyone suffer trip planning anxiety?

Anyone suffer trip planning anxiety?

We’re driving to the Grand Canyon! And I’m about to lose my mind! Trip planning anxiety FTW! Right now I’m deep into the final planning stages of our next big family trip. We leave in April and my expected yet unwelcome bout of trip planning […]

The Best of Topsail Island

The Best of Topsail Island

We started off the year with a trip to one of my favorite places: Topsail Island. I’ve been going since I was a kid, and now I’m having so much fun taking the girls. Even though it’s not swimming weather, the beach in January is […]

Year of Adventure Full Recap

Year of Adventure Full Recap

We completed a year of adventure! Our year of adventure was full of 100 unique experiences and places, and was one of the best things we’ve done as a family. Some parks got counted more than once, if we did a different trail or experienced […]

Ever experience a road trip from hell?

Ever experience a road trip from hell?

We survived our biggest road trip fail to date. I’ve driven many miles, but this trip topped the charts as the worst yet.

Winter Hiking with Kids

Winter Hiking with Kids

Winter Hiking with Kids. Snow. Ice. Peaceful Landscapes. So.Many.Layers. Hiking after a fresh snowfall might be one of my favorite experiences. Winter hiking is seriously awesome, and the kids love it, but you need to be prepared. The right gear makes all the difference. When […]

Tips and Tricks for Road Trips with Kids

Tips and Tricks for Road Trips with Kids

I don’t know if I’m an expert on road tripping with kids, or just missing a few screws, but I drove almost 10,000 miles with my kids in 2017. Many of those miles I was with Jake or one of my parents, but I’ve driven almost 4,000 miles by myself with a two year old and a four year old.

That Pesky Christmas Hangover

That Pesky Christmas Hangover

Anyone else wake up today with a Christmas hangover? This type of hangover is unrelated to beverages, although those certainly don’t help! I’m talking about that feeling when you wake up, look around your house and wonder where the heck you are going to put […]

Cuyahoga Valley National Park. #100!!!

Cuyahoga Valley National Park. #100!!!

OMG you guys. We did it. Last December when I suggested (strong armed?) that we embark on our year of adventure I wasn’t confident we could pull it off. I mean. I told Jake that for sure we could do it because excessive confidence in […]