Ditch the car seats? What?!?!? Did I seriously just say that?? I tend to be Miss Safety, but seriously this product is changing how we do car safety around here, especially for traveling. Because it is SO much easier than hauling car seats. This past December we traveled with 5 kids aged 8 and … [Read more...] about Ditch the Hassle of Car Seats
I'm not sure if you've noticed, but people are starting to make a bit of a switch to spring, at least in the gear world. Everything winter is on sale (so stock up, people!) and advertisements for spring are in full swing. Yet, as I wade through sub zero temperatures and a couple feet of snow, I … [Read more...] about Favorite Gear to Straddle the Seasons for Women
**Today I am so pleased to welcome Becky, whom I have had the pleasure of working with as a Deuter Ambassador for the past few years. Besides a Deuter ninja, she also happens to be a pretty amazing woman....despite her intense struggles. Please welcome her warmly!** I didn’t talk about it … [Read more...] about Live Wide Open: Finding Peace with the Process of Chronic Disease *Guest Post*
This winter (and every winter), you should be wearing a helmet for any sport that could get your noggin cracked. Ice skating, skiing/boarding, and sledding are the big ones. My kids look at me a little funny when I tell them they don't need to wear one XC skiing, but maybe they should?!? I … [Read more...] about Put a Bucket on Your Brain – Why You Need a Helmet
Every year I like to pull together a round-up of the gear we are using and our thoughts on it. Winter gear for kids is so tough sometimes - it really is essential to have quality gear for happy kids and happy adventures. This year we are testing a really huge range of gear. As always, I'll come … [Read more...] about Winter Gear for Kids 2017/18 – What They’re Wearing!
There's something incredibly cozy about winter. To me, it means playing in the snow during the day and snuggling up to a good book or game or kid chaos (call it what you want) when the sun goes down early. There's a bit of an art to staying warm and comfortable, and once you master it, winter … [Read more...] about Giesswein Indoor/Outdoor Shoes for Winter Camping and Cozy Homes