O.F.F. DucKsday Swimwear

    O.F.F. = Outdoor Fashion Friday.  Our (almost) weekly segment featuring our favorite styles for the season. Everything I share are pieces that can be worn all day long and stand up to the “use and abuse” of serious adventures. As a family, we appreciate clothing that is worth our hard-earned money. It’s what we wear […]

    Beyond Coastal Sun Care {Review + Giveaway}

      Being in Florida certainly has its advantages this time of the year (and limitations too, no doubt about that, missing the snow is a sentiment that comes and goes). It’s Spring break time down here – we’re already enjoying some mild beach weather, near-perfect pool weather and beautiful days at the park. One side-effect, however, […]

      Getting Kids to Wear their Life Jackets and SwimWays Sea Squirts PFD Giveaway

        While summer is winding down, there is still plenty of time to get out there on (or near) the water.  This summer in particular, I noticed way too many kids not wearing life jackets in potentially dangerous situations.  I approached my fellow outdoor bloggers for some advice on how to get reluctant kids to stay […]

        Swimming Progress Check in and SwimWays Cool Pool Toys

          We’re still working hard to get our kids to love swimming and being in water.  When we are on vacation (which we have been lately) we have taken extra steps just to get them into pools (indoor and outdoor) and give them time to play and practice swimming skills.  I am FINALLY seeing it pay […]

          National Learn to Swim Day is THIS Weekend!

            National Learn to Swim Day is May 18, 2013 (that’s THIS Saturday.)  While the day is devoted to reminding families about the importance of kids learning how to swim before summer really kicks off, learning to swim goes much further beyond just one day.  As I mentioned previously on the blog, we are big proponents […]

            An Introduction to Swimways Swim Steps Products

              As we mentioned previously on the blog, we are proud to be a part of the SwimWays Swim Team as an ambassador.  While we are still getting snow here, we will be slowly working into getting our kids in the water more and testing out our new SwimWays products as the weather warms up. This […]

              Proud to be a Part of the Swim Team

                I grew up swimming.  I swam on a team until I lived in a place without a lap pool (which I still pine for…).  My front yard was a lake in Alaska that we jumped in when it was anything about 55 degrees (yep, true Alaskans! ;)) Now I am surrounded by rivers (the Yellowstone […]