Life and Adventures with Kids


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 […]

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 Journey or the Destination

We took the kids to Chestnut Ridge Metro Park for a quick hike and some exploring today, and I got to thinking about how different hiking can be for each individual. I really think people are either destination hikers or journey hikers. Personally I’m all […]

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 […]

Christmas Rocks State Nature Preserve

Christmas Rocks State Nature Preserve

My sister recently visited Christmas Rocks State Nature Preserve and posted some awesome pics on Facebook, so I really had to check it out to keep up with her. She neglected to mention the hill of death, but I guess I’ll forgive her because the […]