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Raising Gamers: Nurture through Nature

Today Robyn Robledo from Nomads with a Purpose welcomes us on the blog. I love her perspective and the fact that she adventures with her 5 kids….which gives me hope that life will be easier with MY 5 as they get older! She also has some pretty … [Read more...]

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 … [Read more...]

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 … [Read more...]

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 … [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...]

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 … [Read more...]

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 … [Read more...]

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 … [Read more...]

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 … [Read more...]

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 … [Read more...]

Outdoor Dad Instruction Manual

It’s June. And June means Father’s Day (among other things, of course). Unfortunately, most kids are out of school, so no gifts are conveniently made during the school day so other parents (or caregivers) are off the hook. We’re … [Read more...]

Are we Parenting the Outdoors Out of Our Kids?

I was watching a group of young kids recently – aged five and younger. And something struck me – they WANTED to be outside. They wanted to run and jump and climb mountains (or at least hills). They didn’t think twice about the … [Read more...]

Goal: HAPPY Adventure Kids

Goal: HAPPY Adventure Kids | Amelia My husband I talk often about how why we do the things we do (like “make” our kids ski and hike and camp and get outside). We are constantly keeping each other in check about our motives – is this … [Read more...]

The Two Words We Don’t Say Enough to Our Kids

The Two Words We Don’t Say Enough to Our Kids | Amelia I don’t know about you, but the Monday (and Tuesday and Wednesday) after a two week vacation of no time schedules and lots of skiing and eating like we want to and sleeping in and … [Read more...]

The Numbers Don’t Matter….

The Numbers Don’t Matter…. | Amelia I am less than 20 weeks out from meeting my fourth child. My other three are aged 6 and under. I am no stranger to meltdowns, tantrums, attitudes, nor epic drama that only toddlers can seem to muster … [Read more...]

I Want My Kids to Feel Strong

I Want My Kids to Feel Strong | Amelia I want my kids to feel strong. To be strong. As an adult (albeit pregnant, which changes things), I often watch them run and flip and jump and climb and wonder how they just keep on keeping on. I know … [Read more...]

Let’s Talk About (Kids) Pooping on the Trail

Let’s Talk About (Kids) Pooping on the Trail | Amelia We just returned from a mom-and-kids trip visiting my family in Alaska (where I grew up.) We got in some great hiking and sightseeing of places I am nostalgic for. When you live in the … [Read more...]

Dear Parents: Bring Your Kids!

Dear Parents: Bring Your Kids! | Amelia Dear Moms and Dads,   Your children are not simply an inconvenience. They are not “in the way” of your real life. They are not something to just deal with for a few hours and then move … [Read more...]

Raising “Go-Get-‘Em” Kids

Raising “Go-Get-‘Em” Kids | Amelia Our mission as a parent is a tough one. And while we are certainly in the middle of trying to raise great kids, the real goal is actually raising great adults. To be honest, I can’t even … [Read more...]

I Will Always Need a Mother

I Will Always Need a Mother | Amelia This guest post was a winning entry in our “For the Love of Mom” contest. It’s a wonderful portrayal of the raw reality of motherhood….and all things that comes along with that! Thank you, … [Read more...]

The Trails of My Life Led Me Here

The Trails of My Life Led Me Here | Amelia This guest post was a winning entry in our “For the Love of Mom” contest. Because not every woman dreams of becoming a mother someday….and sometimes the path that leads us there is … [Read more...]