Life and Adventures with Kids

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Making Mom Friends is Hard

Making Mom Friends is Hard

Does anyone know how to make mom friends that aren’t trying to sell you something, judge you, or fix your parenting? I don’t. I made a mom friend the other day. Well, ok. I might have made a mom friend. We bonded at the playground […]

Are you struggling to get outside this winter? I am!

Are you struggling to get outside this winter? I am!

Well. Despite my best efforts, I think winter is winning. I’m struggling to get outside this winter! I’ve tried. Really I have! I have suited up in snow gear time and time again, even when it was clear it wouldn’t end well. I really believe […]

The Best of Topsail Island

The Best of Topsail Island

We started off the year with a trip to one of my favorite places: Topsail Island. I’ve been going since I was a kid, and now I’m having so much fun taking the girls. Even though it’s not swimming weather, the beach in January is […]

Year of Adventure Full Recap

Year of Adventure Full Recap

We completed a year of adventure! Our year of adventure was full of 100 unique experiences and places, and was one of the best things we’ve done as a family. Some parks got counted more than once, if we did a different trail or experienced […]

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 […]

That Pesky Christmas Hangover

That Pesky Christmas Hangover

Anyone else wake up today with a Christmas hangover? This type of hangover is unrelated to beverages, although those certainly don’t help! I’m talking about that feeling when you wake up, look around your house and wonder where the heck you are going to put […]

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 […]

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 […]

A practical gift guide for the child who has everything.

A practical gift guide for the child who has everything.

I’ve been racking my brain this year to find something, anything, to give our kids for Christmas. They just don’t need anything. Olivia only asked for one small thing, and Abby has no idea what’s going on. So after spending too much time scouring the […]