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. […]

    Hey Dads! Your Kids Are Watching!

      While Father’s Day is officially celebrated on just one Sunday, I like to really focus the entire week on celebrating all that dads are for their kids. It’s pretty huge. And honestly, our Father’s Day sort of had a lot kids whining AT their father (the most annoying sound in the world, right?!?!), so they/we […]

      The Unspoken Words of I Love You – A reflection on Motherhood

        This post is the first of our grand prize winners of our big “For the Love of Mom” writing contest. Over the next couple weeks leading up to Mother’s Day, we will be sharing our winner’s posts. Please feel free to comment and share them – we can’t wait to see how they resonate with YOU! I […]

        For the Love of Mom, Stay Out of My Garden!

          This post is the second of our grand prize winners of our big “For the Love of Mom” writing contest. I love this fresh and fun reflection by Rebecca. And note – she is one of our co-teachers for the Outdoor Mom Academy! Just a few more days to sign up!!! Over the next couple weeks […]

          My World in Color – A Reflection on Parenthood

            This post is the first of our grand prize winners of our big “For the Love of Mom” writing contest. Over the next couple weeks leading up to Mother’s Day, we will be sharing our winner’s posts. Please feel free to comment and share them – we can’t wait to see how they resonate with YOU! […]

            Outdoor Mom Academy now OPEN!!!

              I’m going to be completely frank with you – I have a tendency to be stressed, overwhelmed, and short with my kids at home. I am constantly trying to multitask, have demands coming at me from literally all directions, and have a million tasks on my to-do list. I am continually working to focus on […]

              For the Love of Mom + A Chance to Win Big!

                **This post has been updated with our 2017 winners below! Links to their posts will be active as they go live leading up to Mother’s Day!** We all have a mom in our life, whether we are one, we were raised by one, we are married to one, or we love one. And Mother’s Day […]

                The Outdoors is Not a Cure-All

                  This week there was some great discussion over on our Facebook Page over an article stating just how much good the outdoors does for our kids, with an emphasis on how much they suffer if they don’t get outside. “If children are not given enough natural movement and play experiences, they start their academic careers […]

                  On the River with Kids – Packing List

                    Our adventures have been forced into being more organized with more kids. We have a better groove/plan than we did a couple years ago just as time goes on, but with the baby there seems to be less room for fudging plans if we mess up and forget something. Don’t get me wrong, we usually […]

                    I’m a Real Mom Too (Calling My Tribe!)

                      This summer seems to be particularly rough as far as keeping everyone sane….maybe it’s the adjustment of having everyone home again (yea!), maybe it’s the stress of every day life that has been especially taxing due to unexpected tragedy or maybe it’s just that I don’t speak “whinese” and that’s all I hear all most of […]