Life and Adventures with Kids

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When everyone is fighting it’s time to take a hike

When everyone is fighting it’s time to take a hike

We’ve been home from the epic road trip for almost a month now, and today was the first hike we’ve done since we’ve been back. It reminded me that we really need to get out more. Today was so chaotic and everyone was annoyed it seemed. I […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]