Life and Adventures with Kids

Summer

How hard to push your kids?

Always in the back of our brains as parents is the question, “how hard do I push my kid?”. And often this is a priority question when we are out on our adventures. I’m not sure that I’m any good at answering this. Yesterday I […]

COSI was awesome, but then I got greedy.

We decided on a whim this morning to head to COSI, and i’m so glad we did! It’s actually quite rare that we have an entire day that Jake isn’t working and we have no where to be and nothing urgent on our to do list (besides […]

Getting out of the house is the hardest part

Getting out of the house is the hardest part

Getting out of the house is the hardest part of any adventure. And I don’t mean in some figurative, emotional, mental way. I mean this literally. It took 2 hours to leave the house today, and by the time we made it to our final […]

Just Enough Risk

This weekend we headed to Blendon Woods Metro Park to check out their brand new natural play area. Everyone I know who has been here has absolutely raved about it, and it definitely lived up to the hype. The kids had a blast, and there […]

The #yearofadventure #50

We’re halfway through the year of adventure!!!! I seriously cannot believe it. I can’t believe we might actually accomplish this crazy goal. Last fall I started floating around the idea to Jake that we should try to get out and adventure more this year, and […]

Keeping perspective, even when we’re tired.

Keeping perspective, even when we’re tired.

The kids were not super interested in hiking today. They were mostly interested in giving us a good workout. I made it about 20 steps like that before Jake rescued me and put Abby in the carrier. Please note the joy that killing my body […]

Blame it on the Odyssey

Blame it on the Odyssey

I’ve long suspected that there is something in the air in my Odyssey that makes the kids instantly starving. As soon as that sweet A/C kicks in some sort of drug over comes their tiny bodies and pushes them to the verge of hysterics a […]

South Bass Island & turning 30

South Bass Island & turning 30

I turned 30 on Friday! And honestly this has been one of my best birthdays in a long while. On my birthday last year I got some pretty bummer news about my knee AND returned home for my birthday dinner to find Abby and the […]

Why are my kids still awake?!?

Why are my kids still awake?!?

Both of my kids are still puttering around their rooms, and it’s wayyy past their bedtime. How on earth they are still standing is a mystery because we had a seriously busy (awesome) day. I love when we can combine our #yearofadventure with a playdate […]