I’m Not the Parent I Thought I Would be

    I am not the parent I ever thought I would be. Maybe because I wasn’t one of those gals that had my whole life planned out from a young age.  Maybe because I am ever-slowly learning and forming my own opinions and working together with my husband to make the best life for our kids. […]

    The Outdoor Mom Academy is OPEN! Limited Spots Available!

      Happy Monday! I am so excited for a second session of the Outdoor Mom Academy and want YOU to join us! Our first session was wildly successful, mostly because of the great community that joined us. We (Rebecca, Susan, and I) shared what we know, of course, but we couldn’t have done it without the […]

      Born Wild

        I am so excited to welcome Deirdre Denali Rosenberg to the blog this week. To be honest, my brain power for creative writing has been less than stellar over the past few weeks (months?) as we prepare for baby and all that comes with that. Her words are refreshing and inspiring for me, and I think […]

        Finding Strength in Weakness

          This post is sponsored by REI and their #ForceofNature campaign. However, as always, these words are mine and from the heart.   I see myself as a strong woman. Independent, stubborn, motivated, and willing to at least give a really honest attempt to whatever I set my mind too. I brush off 4 (almost 5) […]

          A Mile a Day…..

            I consider myself a pretty active person. I am constantly moving with my kids and really feel it when I don’t get outside and active on a daily basis. I love to walk and ski and bike and run and get my heart pumping. My appreciates and supports me doing that too because I’m just […]

            I’m a Weary (Outdoor) Mama….

              I shouldn’t say that word: WEARY. It’s taboo and looked down upon by everyone around us really. You may be tired and desperate for a rest, but don’t you dare admit it. Women are supposed to be strong, invincible, ready and able to tackle it all. And moms – you better have it all figured […]

              Please (Don’t) Join my Pity Party

                What?? It’s Friday already?!?! What happened to this week (month, etc.) Sometimes I seriously can’t remember if it is spring or fall or what year it is, not to mention my first name. Serious newborn brain. Or maybe it’s just mom brain?? But, life goes on…at an alarmingly fast pace sometimes when you’re chasing 4 […]

                Fighting the Mid-Winter Blahs + Coupon Code

                  I am just about 38 weeks pregnant and have been on-guard for a premie baby for 7 weeks now due to dilating early. So thankful that it looks like we may make it full-term, but the mind games are making me a wee bit crazy. But, let’s be honest, pregnancy ALWAYS makes me crazy (and I […]

                  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 […]

                    The Two Words We Don’t Say Enough to Our Kids

                      I don’t know about you, but the Monday (and Tuesday and Wednesday) after a two week vacation of no time schedules and lots of skiing and eating like we want to and sleeping in and all that fun is sort of rough. Really rough. Especially rough when you are aged 10 and under. Double especially […]