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Ways to encourage outdoor play in cold weather

Ways to encourage outdoor play in cold weather

If you’ve been following my blog for bit you know it’s no secret that we have been struggling to get outside this winter. BUT. We had a very successful outing the other day hiking at Shale Hollow Preserve. Shockingly, no one complained and the snack begging […]

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 […]

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.

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 […]

Thanksgiving is coming. Everybody panic.

Thanksgiving is coming. Everybody panic.

We are hosting Thanksgiving in 2 days, so clearly it’s time to clean like a crazy woman and also start a random unrelated and unnecessary home project. Timely office reorganization anyone? I put off any sort of preliminary preparation because we had a full weekend […]

How can I become more intentional with my time?

How can I become more intentional with my time?

Life has been flying by around here lately. When Olivia went back to school I assumed we’d have some semblance of normalcy and a schedule again, but it hasn’t seemed to materialize. Our schedule seems very chaotic lately, and I feel like I never have […]