Hiking Solo With Toddler Twins

Tips for Tandem-Carrying Kids While Hiking

My new job has meant more time at home with Evan and Kate, so we have been joining my friend Jenn and her daughter Abby on hikes! And so, I have become one with the art of hiking while carrying not one, but two kids! Though I was nervous at first, I’ve gotten accustomed to […]

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5 Tips for Photographing Fall Foliage

5 Tips for Photographing Fall Foliage

As the cooler fall weather settles in, and the leaves turn brilliant shades of red, orange, yellow, and purple, it’s a common sight in New England to see cars slowly winding their way along back roads as the passengers admire the beautiful fall foliage. Everyone is craning their necks to see the magical process that […]

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Review: The Travel Square

Review: Travel Square + Giveaway

Addison, our oldest daughter, is obsessed with many things – including the color pink, and purses. Even better – a pink purse. Whenever we head to the car, she totes along one of her many sparkly pocketbooks, jam-packed with crayons, scraps of papers, and other things she, “needs.” Most of the contents end up wedged […]

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Bruce Freeman Rail Trail

Bicycling the Bruce Freeman Rail Trail, Lowell-Westford, MA

Biking is quickly creeping up on hiking as one of our favorite family activities! Recently we were bicycling the Bruce Freeman Rail Trail, which begins in my hometown of Lowell, Massachusetts, and travels through the neighboring towns of Chelmsford and Westford. Formerly the Lowell-Framingham line of the New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad, the trail has been paved […]

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Addie using a LifeStraw Personal Water Filter

Gear Review: LifeStraw Personal Water Filter + Giveaway

Hydration is a huge concern for outdoor adventurers. When heading out even on a short day hike, we weigh down our backpacks with liters of water because running out of water during a trip can quickly turn into a worst-case scenario. Packing a water filtration system is an option, but they are often bulky, taking up room […]

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twins turn one!

Happy Birthday Evan & Kate! The Twins Are One!

It’s hard to believe we are moms to one year old twins! So much has happened this past year – good, tough, and in between. These two have continued to shake things up since they came into the world with a bang on August 21, 2013! We had quite a few false alarms with the twins. […]

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Hiking Mt. Pisgah in NC

Hiking Mt. Pisgah in North Carolina

When Kendra and I were first dating, she invited me to drive with her to South Carolina. What she didn’t tell me was that her parents, Jane and Boris, were out of town, and her plan was to get me to go home before they returned. I must have charmed her, because she kept me around […]

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Split Creek Farm, Anderson, SC

Visiting the Goats at Split Creek Farm, Anderson, SC

A trip to South Carolina wouldn’t be complete without a visit to our favorite goat dairy – Split Creek Farm in Anderson, SC. Though the farm is an awesome, award-winning goat dairy in its own right, we especially love it because it is run by two of our favorite ladies, Evin Evans and Pat Bell. Kendra […]

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Battling Indifference

You Are Not Alone: Battling Indifference

Like many children born in the 70’s, I grew up in a community that didn’t speak about depression or mental illness. Yet, my mother seemed to have a different perspective than most people. She taught me mental illness, like physical illness, is nothing to be ashamed of, nor hidden. If you are struggling, you seek help. […]

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Station Cove Falls Trail South Carolina

Hiking at Oconee Station Cove Falls Trail, Walhalla, SC

Even with gray, drizzly skies, and a forecast of possible thunderstorms, we decided to explore the Oconee Station Cove Falls Trail at South Carolina’s Oconee Station State Historic Site, a former military compound turned trading post less than 30 miles from the Georgia border. The trail begins about a half-mile from the historic site and […]

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