Life and Adventures with Kids

Tag: Natural Play

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 […]

The first snow of winter. FML.

The first snow of winter. FML.

Well. It’s Winter. Are you freaking kidding me with this snow. I mean. I love the snow in theory, and I have no problem bundling up and heading outside. I actually kind of love the way everything looks more magical after it snows. But getting […]

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 […]

Yellowstone National Park. Epic Road Trip. Day 11.

Yellowstone National Park. Epic Road Trip. Day 11.

First day in Yellowstone! Our first day in yellowstone we drove up to see Old Faithful. It’s a totally original idea and we weren’t joined by 10,000 other impatient tourists. Driving into Yellowstone totally blew me away. I realize that it probably sounds strange but […]

Grand Teton National Park – Don’t get eaten by a Grizzly.

Grand Teton National Park – Don’t get eaten by a Grizzly.

We made it to Grand Teton National Park and didn’t get eaten by a bear! We first headed into Jackson, WY (day 8) and on day 9 we drove into Grand Teton National Park.    Day 8 of our Epic Road Trip: Lots of driving. […]

Epic Road Trip. Day 6.

Well today was as close to perfect as it gets when traveling with small children. Somedays it all goes to crap, but then you have those days when the sun is shining and you are just living your best life. Today was a good one. […]

Epic Road Trip. Day 4.

We finally made it to the mountains! I can’t even tell you. Finally. We only spent 4 hours in the car today, and it was broken up in small chunks here and there. It was practically luxurious. When I told Liv that we didn’t have […]

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 […]

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 […]