Life and Adventures with Kids

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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 […]

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 […]

Seasons of Parenting

Seasons of Parenting

Things have so calm around here lately. I feel like we are in a good season of parenting lately. We are taking some really good steps to protect the calm, but the kids are also just in these really good phases right now. I realize […]

Misadventures of the outdoor mom

Misadventures of the outdoor mom

It’s been a hot minute since the girls and I went outside and stomped around in the woods, so even though both girls are battling colds we headed out. I’m not going to say it was a mistake, because it was really nice for a […]

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┬áreally┬áneed to get out more. Today was so chaotic and everyone was annoyed it seemed. I […]

Badlands National Park. Eclipse Day!

Badlands National Park. Eclipse Day!

Day 17! Badlands National Park! I was so excited for this particular itinerary day, and it did not disappoint. After surviving the whirlwind of emotions the previous day, I woke up fresh faced and ready to go. Just kidding. I woke up the way all […]

Epic Road Trip. Day 16. Custer State Park

Epic Road Trip. Day 16. Custer State Park

Day 16, Custer State Park, officially the longest I’ve ever traveled at once. And I was feeling it a bit. The whole day was polar extremes. I was either loving everything, or just completely wiped. Traveling with your husband, kids, siblings, and parents is awesome […]

Grand Teton National Park. Epic Road Trip. Day 14: The day we got leeches.

Grand Teton National Park. Epic Road Trip. Day 14: The day we got leeches.

*This post may contain affiliate links. You can check out my full disclosure here* This was our last day in Grand Teton National Park and we really wanted to make it count. It was memorable for sure. It included driving forever to a trail, not […]

Yellowstone National Park. Epic Road Trip. Day 13.

Yellowstone National Park. Epic Road Trip. Day 13.

Another day in Yellowstone National Park! This was one of the more action packed days we had on this trip. We visited the Grand Canyon of Yellowstone, drove the Grand Loop Road, and cooked dinner on the side of the road. Literally. Good thing my […]

Grand Teton National Park. Epic Road Trip. Day 12.

Grand Teton National Park. Epic Road Trip. Day 12.

It’s Paintbrush Canyon Sister Hike Day! Or more appropriately: the day Kirsten wanted to throw us off a mountain. I love hiking with the kids (mostly), but it is definitely slow and can get annoying pulling out snacks every 3 minutes. I was super pumped […]