7 Ways to Squeeze in Outdoor Time When Your Schedule is Tight!

    Busy, busy, busy. Aren’t we all? Places to be, things to, 10 million things that just never get done. I love all the fun we pack in, I hate that I have to work so hard to slow down (is that an oxymoron?!?) One big benefit of homeschooling is the ability to be able to […]

    Building Team Mayer on the Yellowstone

      There’s something about being a part of a team that makes you want to work for the joy and well-being of others. You fight harder, feel deeper and are more apt to jump to their rescue. We feel strongly that being a part of a family also means being a part of a TEAM. Because […]

      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 […]