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Fifteen Minutes Isn’t Enough.

When I started this blog six and a half years ago, I had a 2 year old and a newborn. Life was so much simpler then, and yet I remember it being so much more stressful. Being a new mom is so hard. Time and more kids have certainly changed me. My goal … [Read more...]

How to Ensure Camping with Kids is Fun

Source Camping sometimes gets a bad rap with parents. Not all parents enjoy sleeping in a tent with hyperactive kids and there are plenty of families who try camping once and declare “never again!”. However, camping can be enormous fun – both for … [Read more...]

Welcoming a Little More Adventure

On August 30th we welcomed Baby Girl #3 for a grand total of 5 kiddos. We were thankful all went smooth and well and we’ve been settling into a family of 7 (!!!). Thoughts lately: Wow, getting 3 kids aged 3 and under dressed and out the door … [Read more...]

Welcoming a Little More Adventure

On August 30th we welcomed Baby Girl #3 for a grand total of 5 kiddos. We were thankful all went smooth and well and we’ve been settling into a family of 7 (!!!). Thoughts lately: Wow, getting 3 kids aged 3 and under dressed and out the door … [Read more...]

Helena for Outdoor Families

This post is sponsored by the Southwest Montana Tourism, which we are so thankful for. However, our experiences and what we tell you here are exactly what we have told (and will tell) our family and friends!  This past weekend we traveled to Helena … [Read more...]

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 … [Read more...]

Get Ready for Kids to Parks Day 2017 + Giveaway

Mark your calendars and save the date: May 20th is going to be special this year! Why? Kids to Parks Day, an annual nation-wide initiative to get families to our State, National and local public lands, is happening! For seven years now, this great … [Read more...]

NEW Thule Chariot Cross Review is LIVE!

I have had a ton of questions already about the new Chariot Cross from Thule. Thankfully, Thule has let us test their newest model. Our preliminary review is live….and will be updated over the next few months/years as we use it constantly! Read … [Read more...]

Turn Off the TV and Light the Fire!

*This post is sponsored by Pine Mountain. We are proud to represent them this year as we make family memories around the fire!* It’s absolutely essential for families to spend time together. You hear us talk a lot around here about spending … [Read more...]

6 Tricks for Encouraging Kids Down the Trail

I know that we are entering into the cooler (or colder?) months, but that doesn’t mean that trail time is over. In fact, when the heat finally lets up is some of my favorite times to get out. No bugs, no heat, no more horribly stinky feet! Ok, … [Read more...]