The Outdoor Mom Academy is OPEN! Limited Spots Available!

    Happy Monday! I am so excited for a second session of the Outdoor Mom Academy and want YOU to join us! Our first session was wildly successful, mostly because of the great community that joined us. We (Rebecca, Susan, and I) shared what we know, of course, but we couldn’t have done it without the […]

    5 Ways to Add Fun at the Campsite

      While truly any campsite usually has enough rocks and sticks to keep kids busy, sometimes we like to mix things up a little while we are out. And any of these solutions work great for just an afternoon outside too! Note: Some of these links are affiliates. It doesn’t cost you a dime and helps […]

      Born Wild

        I am so excited to welcome Deirdre Denali Rosenberg to the blog this week. To be honest, my brain power for creative writing has been less than stellar over the past few weeks (months?) as we prepare for baby and all that comes with that. Her words are refreshing and inspiring for me, and I think […]

        Keystone Science School: A Unique Summer Camp for Everyone

          While I feel as though this summer has flown by, the months and weeks leading up to Spider Monkey Camp at Keystone Science School for J (age 8) and P (age 6) seemed to crawl terribly slow. I had fears of someone breaking an arm or getting sick (we battled Strep Throat the week before) […]

          Finding Strength in Weakness

            This post is sponsored by REI and their #ForceofNature campaign. However, as always, these words are mine and from the heart.   I see myself as a strong woman. Independent, stubborn, motivated, and willing to at least give a really honest attempt to whatever I set my mind too. I brush off 4 (almost 5) […]

            Joy Bubbles

              This post is the second of our runner up winners of our big “For the Love of Mom” writing contest. Over the next couple weeks leading up to Mother’s Day, we will be sharing our winner’s posts. Please feel free to comment and share them – we can’t wait to see how they resonate with […]

              Valentine Treats for Outdoor Kids

                I love, love, love my kids. I don’t love when my kids are hyped up on sugar. Not that we never have it around here (because that would be a lie), but Halloween and Valentines have become SO sugar-saturated that I have a tendency to want to avoid them completely. That said, we do reserve some […]

                Holiday Adventure: Take a Night Adventure

                  We’re still adventuring through the holidays and we hope you’re joining us! It’s super easy. Just pick 4 of the 7 challenges we have listed HERE, do them over the course of the next 7 weeks and then fill out the form when you’re done. Honor system and easy peasy. Then we’ll pick some winners […]

                  Adventure Through the Holidays – Visit a Park!

                    So, here’s the deal – once this week gets going, we all sort of throw our hands up in the chaos of the holidays (with good reason, of course) and let our exercise and outdoor time slide. And then our bodies, minds AND relationships suffer for it. We’re hoping that we can all inspire each […]

                    Read Outside!

                      This is my favorite time of the year, at least when it pertains to getting the kids outside easily. I am sure as soon as I hit publish the weather will change and I’ll be eating my words, but for a while we are living in this glorious sweet spot of get-outside-weather. It’s not too […]