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 […]

    Yes! Bring that Baby (and the rest of them too)!

      Parenthood in general is utterly and completely overwhelming at times. There are seasons and ebbs and flows and highs and lows. Many a time we think that we are just not going to make it through the day, much less do anything but feed the kids, maybe yourselves and keep everyone alive. Though it’s oh […]

      It’s National Park Week!

        They’re saying around here that “April is the new June” (as far as tourist influx). Which, no offense at all to any tourists, but is rather overwhelming. I am hoping it is just because it is National Parks week and people are taking full advantage. And it’s not too late to help celebrate either! April 16-24 […]

        Fat Biking for Kids + TykesBykes Review and *Giveaway*

          We ar all about encouraging our kids (and ourselves) to try new things on a regular basis. Easier said than done, but a good way to not get stuck in a rut. This winter J (aged *almost* 7) got to join his daddy on a Snow Bike, thanks to TykesBykes new Fat Byke (see our review […]

          Are you a WILD MAMA? {Book Review + Giveaway}

            Confession – I am REALLY bad at reading books all the way to the end. In fact, I am working on it constantly and paying special attention to it this year. I always just don’t make the time. Or I fall asleep. Or I just can’t get into it. So, when I DO actually finish […]

            Goal: HAPPY Adventure Kids

              My husband I talk often about how why we do the things we do (like “make” our kids ski and hike and camp and get outside). We are constantly keeping each other in check about our motives – is this about US or THEM. What are we truly aiming for? What do we really want […]

              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 […]

                The Adventures are Getting More Epic – BIG NEWS!

                  The society we live in screams the fact that kids are an inconvenience. Again and again and again. It’s not just in the media, but in the every day decisions we make as families. Even in the adventure world – anything that tends to slow us down is limited or passed on (to daycare, to […]

                  Let’s Talk About (Kids) Pooping on the Trail

                    We just returned from a mom-and-kids trip visiting my family in Alaska (where I grew up.) We got in some great hiking and sightseeing of places I am nostalgic for. When you live in the “Lower 48”, it’s not just super easy to get HOME. So, I did my best to fill up my Alaska tank. […]

                    Hike 2015 – Week 1 Challenge

                      Here it is! Rebecca and I are so excited for the next 9 weeks of Hike 2015. If you missed it before, be sure to go back and read our first post about Hike 2015 – all the details are there, including a full list of sponsors. This week your challenge is to Support National […]