Adventure Through the Holidays – Go on a Hike!






    We’re on WEEK 3 of this #HolidayAdventure and we so hope you’re joining us!! Again, 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 […]

    A Christmas Balancing Act






      “I’ve found that there is always some beauty left — in nature, sunshine, freedom, in yourself; these can help you. Look at these things, then find yourself again, and God, and then you regain your balance.”—Anne Frank, The Diary of a Young Girl That balancing act we play as adults and parents to keep our […]

      A lesson from Katmai (and Other Beloved Dogs)






        We are proud dog-owners.  Katmai (named after my very favorite National Park in Alaska) is a yellow lab, 7 years old, and full of “loyal lab traits”.  He will do anything to chase a ball, hates being left at home, happily bikes with us, is best-behaved on the trail, loves the boys (usually) and has […]

        The Kids are Driving Me NUTS!






          Confession: The kids (mine plus two extra) were driving me crazy today. Our home is small, but fits us well. While an extra playroom would be nice, we love the fact that the space constrictions require us to stay closer as a family (there is no hiding!) It also naturally pushes us outside even more […]

          Moonlit Ski Adventures + Challenge






            We love getting outside as a family and we do it every day (I feel like a broken record, but in case you haven’t heard it before, we have a “15 minute” rule.  Even in the worst conditions, we are outside with our kids 15 minutes a day.) I think that it is really easy […]