Alaska Highway Road Trip and Inside Passage Cruise

It feels good to not live out of a suitcase after 33 days of doing so, BUT… it was an amazing trip! Our little (not-so-little) guy was a trooper. On the very last day the plains of Saskatchewan and North Dakota got to be a bit too much and we made a 12 hr push […]

They Ship. We Explore. – BivySak Subscription Box [Review]

Subscription boxes rock my socks off. Or on. This box definitely left me with my socks ON. Not because it was lame – actually, quite opposite. Also not because I was cold, since we’ve been having a fantastic re-up of summer weather in October! But, the Autumn/Fall Box from BivySak was a fun foray into […]

Cause an UpROAR – World Lion Day and Big Cat Week are the Mane Topics!

To Clear The Air So everyone is up in arms over Cecil, and to me, rightly so. I am a hunter, a gatherer, a subsistence liver. BUT, I believe in sustainability, the art and skill of hunting, and in a fair and legal hunt. Additionally, I do not know the facts of the allegedly unfair […]

Ways to Celebrate Earth Day with Your Kids

It comes every year. It’s a great time to get outside with intention, with your family. Here are some great ideas for celebrating Earth Day this year! Have some of your own? Comment on this post to share them! This is one of my personal favorite random celebratory days since we are always outside and […]

Cool Kids Keep Warm for Winter Fun: Snow Dragons [review]

When the weather outside is frightful, most times we’re still out there feeling down right delightful. Really. You have no idea (or maybe you do!) how much of a difference even a half hour of outdoor time on the coldest days can make in our preschoolers behavior. It helps with our beloved nap time — […]

5 Tips for Winterizing Your Kids + Snow Dragons!

‘Tis the Season True, we do not yet have snow. But, in this part of the world, I’m not worried. Not at all. The sky was spitting white just last week, making little ghosties and goblins cringe at the thought of trick-or-treating in mukluks. Many times in my life I sported a snowsuit under a […]

Expanding Horizons: By Land and By Sea 2014

So here we are. It seems like months of planning have really been YEARS. And yet somehow, the time flew. I have been doing laundry, dusting, rounding up odds and ends, prepping and packing for days now and I still feel unprepared for the undertaking that we’ll be embarking on in T-5 days!   Catch […]

How to Plan a Long Family Road Trip

As most of you now know, we’re headed to Alaska for a month. Canada will take about ten days of that time. We are going to be traveling in a borrowed minivan as light as possible, which is always a huge test of my will power. Here’s how we’re doing the pre-planning as we’re counting […]

Getting Kids Excited About the Exploration + a Fun Announcement

If you gauged who our family is by the circle of wonderful folks that we sometimes get to hang out with (like once in a blue moon) you would probably be surprised it’s not a Mountain Man convention. Nor is it a hippie circle with acoustic guitars and hand-knit organic beanies. We have mostly suburban […]

Successful Road Trips Part 1: Top Five Albums for Family Road Trips

I dread when my husband reaches for the radio dial. Yes – we still DO listen to the radio. Me? I’m an NPR, talk radio kind of gal. Needless to say, this does not please my son nor does it thrill my husband. But I cannot stand his constant Classic Country either. And neither of […]

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