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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Fate? Coincidence? Or a Sign From the Universe?

Scanning through the radio stations on my drive home tonight, a song caught my ear. I had no idea what it was, but the sound was vaguely reminiscent of one of my old favorites – Suzanne Vega. The song set off a chain of thoughts in my head, as often happens when I am exhausted and just trying to make […]

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5 Tips for Canoeing With Teens

5 Tips for Canoeing With Teens

Last week Kendra and I took 16 kids from our Outdoor Adventure Club canoeing in a local state forest. For most of the kids, it was their first time in a canoe. Like every other time we’ve taken kids canoeing, it was awesome! And thankfully, uneventful. I credit part of our good luck to these […]

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Huggies Snug N Dry #UltraHug

Spread the Love With Huggies Snug N Dry

We have been fans of Huggies Snug N Dry since Addie was still in diapers. These days, they are all Kate wants to wear! No matter the weather, she would rather be in just her diaper. So when we heard about the Huggies #Ultrahug Contest, we had to enter! From now until June 25th, Huggies is accepting nominations for […]

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National Trails Day 2015

National Trails Day 2015 With Tubbs Snowshoes!

Every year on the first Saturday of June, thousands of people across the United States celebrate National Trails Day, an annual event organized by the American Hiking Society. This is a day for folks to hike on the over 200,000 miles of trails in the U.S., and show gratitude to the amazing volunteers who help build […]

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An Open Letter to Medical Professionals from a Lesbian Mom

Sometimes I wonder if sharing our conception stories with others in such a public venue is a good idea. Then I get emails like this (shared with permission from the author): I have been enjoying checking out your blog.  I too found your story inspiring and it came just at the right time.  I’ve been […]

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Family Adventure in Ramblewild's Aerial Park

Family Adventure at Ramblewild Aerial Park

These days, it’s not often Kendra and I go on an adventure without our kids. When we told our neighbors we were headed to Ramblewild, an aerial adventure park in Western Massachusetts, they joked that it would be a “marriage building” experience. Little did we know they were right – the three hours we spent helping each […]

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