How to Dress Kids for Winter Adventures

How to Dress Kids for Winter Adventures in 3 Easy Steps!

Nothing puts a tearful end to an outdoor winter adventure with kids than cold fingers and shivering bodies. We’ve had a lot of experience with a variety of outdoor gear, and have found some great combinations that keep all three of our kids warm, and their movement unrestricted, while we play in the snow, sled, or snowshoe. […]

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Outdoor Families Magazine

Outdoor Families Magazine Turns One & is Giving Away a Family Adventure!

Just over a year ago, my fellow outdoor blogging moms Jennifer Fontaine, Erin Kirkland, and Traci Lehman founded Outdoor Families Magazine to, “enrich the lives of multi-generational families internationally by providing outdoor and adventure related content meant to inspire a connection to, participation in and stewardship of the natural world.” I remember the first mention of the idea of […]

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Snowshoeing at Echo Lake State Park in Conway, NH

Ringing in 2016 in North Conway, New Hampshire

After a whirlwind Christmas, we decided on the spur of the moment to head to North Conway, New Hampshire for New Years. We spent the morning of December 31st packing up our snowshoeing gear and some overnight essentials, then piled into the car for what turned out to be a 3-hour drive. (There’s nothing like […]

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Our family Christmas photo!

Goodbye 2015, Hello 2016!

Another year in the books… yet my blogging was lackluster this year, especially during the last few months. We had a lot more experiences than I posted online, so I have included them in our 2015 wrap up! We spent most of January and February snowshoeing because mother nature dumped an unprecedented nine feet of snow on […]

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Gear Review: Stonz Rain Bootz and Booties

Gear Review: Stonz Rain Bootz and Booties

Stonz Rain Bootz The first thing Addison said when we opened her Stonz Rain Bootz was, “Mama, these are the most awesomest boots ever!” I think the color pink won her over, but the comfort and warmth of these boots are what kept her wearing them even during the cold weather of winter. Made with […]

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Eight Family-Friendly Activities in Middlebury, VT

Eight Family-Friendly Activities in Middlebury, VT

We spent our summer living just outside of Middlebury, a little town of just over 8,000 people in the western part of Vermont. With three kids five and under, we spent a lot of time looking for fun kids’ activities. Here are our eight favorite family-friendly activities in Middlebury, Vermont. Explore the Downtown Shops and Galleries […]

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Island Line Rail Trail in Burlington, VT

Biking the Island Line Rail Trail in Burlington, VT

Don’t let the amount of time we took to ride this trail fool you – it was an easy ride peppered with lots of stops to see the beautiful sites, eat lunch, and enjoy ice cream at Burlington’s Waterfront Park. Kendra’s parents are visiting from South Carolina, so her dad (G-Dad), and her mom (Grandmama) came with […]

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Biking the Delaware & Hudson Rail Trail in VT

Kendra has a lot of homework for her summer classes. Mountains of reading and volumes of writing, which means she’s usually working while I am with the kids. This weekend she studied from home, so Addison and I went on an adventure while the twins were napping! We stopped at one of our new favorite spots for […]

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Robert Frost Interpretive Trail, Ripton, VT

Hiking the Robert Frost Interpretive Trail in Vermont

For several weeks this summer, we are up in Vermont while Kendra takes classes for another Masters. Because nerd. (Not that I am one to talk…) For the first summer in a long time, I am not working (aside from teaching online), so I am staying home with the kids. Oh. My. Goodness. I am tired. But […]

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4th of July 2015

Happy 4th of July from Vermont!

Since as far back as I can remember, my family has celebrated 4th of July at my Auntie Debbie and Uncle Jerry’s house. Picture a huge pool party – cousins swimming, uncles grilling, and aunts gabbing. Last year the weather caused the party to be cancelled for the first time ever. It would have been the twins’ […]

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