School’s Out(side)

Keeping your sanity, getting outside, and balancing academics during school closures is crucial for mental health. The best way to do it? Take school outside! Three weeks ago, you had a routine that was familiar to your family. Suddenly, within the … [Read more...]

10 Tips for Winter Hiking with Kids

I love to hike and I love winter hiking with kids even with the additional challenges it brings. We live in an area with thousands of miles of hiking trails, and several trail heads are less than an hour away. A major portion of the Appalachian Trail … [Read more...]

Little Helpers Make Happy Campers

Camping is one of our very favorite family activities, but, just like at home, there are jobs to be done at the campsite too. We truly believe that kids LOVE having jobs and little helpers make happy campers. Everyone loves having an important task … [Read more...]

National Geographic Books for Kids + Giveaway

My family definitely enjoys time outside sledding, hiking, biking or just playing in the mud. However, there are some days when a lot of time is actually spent indoors instead of out. Sometimes, this is because the weather is just too crummy, other … [Read more...]

Best Kid-Friendly Snacks for Your Adventures

Since we all have kids that tend to burn a lot of energy while out exploring, we’ve gathered our favorite kid-friendly snacks for all your adventures. Inevitable Hunger on the Trail “Mommy, I’m hungry” “When do we get a … [Read more...]

Aussie Bars: Food for the Trail

Our family is always searching for great snacks we can take with us on the trail that are healthy, provide great energy AND don’t cost an arm and a leg. It’s not easy keeping kids fed and energized, especially when we are spending long … [Read more...]