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Archives for September 2016

Hitting the road, on my way to slowing down.

Tomorrow, I’m moving to Salt Lake City. The first time I crossed state lines into Utah was on my first big climbing trip in 2010. It was me and three dirtbag Florida boys, living out of a sputtering Jeep for a month in pursuit of western … [Read more...]

M.A.P. Shoes for Kids

Kids are forever in motion, adventuring and playing. It’s what we (usually) love about them, right? I am continually inspired and in awe of their energy and zest for life. And M.A.P. Footwear (which, appropriately, stands for “Motion, … [Read more...]

A Sun Flair Solar Oven Cook-Off!

My kids are suddenly really into cooking and science in the kitchen. While to be perfectly honest sometimes I can’t stand having anyone underfoot in my tiny area, I LOVED cooking as a kid and want to foster that love for my own kids. Plus there … [Read more...]

Oakiwear Boots for Women *New*

Oakiwear has been one of our favorite makers of kids’ gear for a few years now….but just this year they expanded to include some boots for women. We were given the opportunity to test our some of their new Noxen boots this fall and were … [Read more...]

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 … [Read more...]

Ode to the Outdoor Skirt

Most days I am in a skirt. With leggings or shorts. Because I can. Because they make me feel just a little bit more feminine. And a little more strong and able. AND because they fit a variety of sizes and shapes that is just the reality with time and … [Read more...]

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 … [Read more...]

Extend the Life of your Gear with Noso Patches + Giveaway

I love wearing down and I do invest in expensive gear if I know it is going to keep me warm. However, I don’t like the fact that some of my favorite gear always feels “fragile” to me. I worry about rip and tears (which is a very … [Read more...]

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 … [Read more...]