Taking Babies and Kids Camping (Yes, You Can!)






    Don’t be fooled – we are about to head into the best time of the year for camping! No bugs, less heat and gorgeous fall colors….. If you’ve been putting it off all summer, now’s the time to get out there! The very idea of taking kids camping  (or even going camping yourself!) is enough to […]

    Quick Gift Ideas for Her






      Yes, Mother’s Day is in just a couple days. But, even if these gift ideas don’t work for this time around, save this post for when you need a gift for her (and be sure to share, Ladies!) Or, buy yourself something a little special this weekend. Note: Some of these links are affiliates. Thanks […]

      Haiku Bags for Spring






        I swear throughout the course of a week, I lug around 5 different bags a day right now. Bags for the baby, bags for the kids, bags for the extra gear, bags for the camera, bags for the food, etc. You get the point. I love my bags and my bags love me. Those bags also […]

        Unplugging and Breathing….






          This weekend we followed Mtn Papa to the mountains while he hunted. We love going along when we can because it gives us more time camping, more time as a family and the fall is just so gorgeous. While I usually pair hunting season with “snow”, we managed some cool, but decent weather. Perfect for […]

          Find Your Happy






            I woke up grumpy this morning. Again. The baby woke up too early. Our house is tiny so she also woke up her brothers. I didn’t get a moment to myself. I had successfully (is that a “success”?!?!) yelled all all three of my children before 6:30 a.m. I threatened “behavior bootcamp” and taking away […]

            Floating the Yellowstone with Kids






              Sometimes it’s just too hot to go hiking or biking or anything not involving water. And our family happens to be a pile of heat wimps – it hits 90+ and we become mush (there’s a really good reason we don’t live in other parts of the country…)   While we are working on getting […]

              The BEST Sleeping Solution for Camping with Babies






                Last November we spent a glorious few days camping in Moab as a family. And by days, I really do literally mean the days were glorious – the nights were the coldest I have EVER been. The biggest issue? I was trying to deal with a nursing baby AND trying to keep myself warm. It […]

                I Will Always Need a Mother






                  This guest post was a winning entry in our “For the Love of Mom” contest. It’s a wonderful portrayal of the raw reality of motherhood….and all things that comes along with that! Thank you, Susan, for sharing your story. Been there, done that!  Also, be sure to check out our giveaways happening ALL week! If […]

                  Meeting Mom on the John Muir Trail






                    This guest post was a winning entry in our “For the Love of Mom” contest. I couldn’t get over Alyssa’s photos, her story and came away inspired to one day do the same with my own daughter and/or mother. Thank you, Alyssa, for sharing your story! Also, be sure to check out our giveaways happening […]

                    All Because She Says “Yes”






                      This guest post was a winning entry in our “For the Love of Mom” contest. I feel as though Andrew hit the nail on the head with this one and captures what our own family thinks is so important too – saying YES! It also happens to be our only winning entry from a man. […]