Archive | November, 2013
Addie with her Love Leaf baby book

Book Review: Love Leaf Baby Books for LGBT Families

Kendra and I have yet to put together a baby book for Addison. We keep meaning to… we have great intentions… we just haven’t made the time. But I suppose we really should get to it so she doesn’t have to look up all her milestones on our Facebook status updates and tweets… Part of […]

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Outdoor Families Instagram Contest

Participate in the #OutdoorFamilies Instagram Contest!

In anticipation of Thanksgiving, we have joined forces with fellow outdoor blogging families to run a Thankful For Families Instagram contest! Simply share a picture of you and your family doing an outdoor activity on instagram and use the hashtags #outdoorfamilies and #thankfulforfamilies. Contest runs from November 19-26. You can share a photo daily (up to […]

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Addie feeding the hens at Appleton Farms, Ipswich, MA

Meet the Cows at Appleton Farms in Ipswich, MA!

Addie loves milk more than almost anything else – food or drink. She must get it from me. As a kid I easily drank two gallons per week. Our fridge was perpetually out of milk because I had just topped off two glasses during dinner or chugged a glass with my snack. Additionally, we both […]

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Pawtuckaway State Park, New Hampshire

Hiking: Getting Lost in Pawtuckaway State Park, NH

As more and more faculty members (and their kids) join the Outdoor Adventures Club on our excursions, I have been trying to find hikes that balance ease with high reward. With an age range of kids 3 months to 18 years old, this is not an easy task. I want the high school members of […]

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Kendra wearing the Tenaya V-Neck Maternity Eco Tee from Mountain Mama

Gear Review: Mountain Mama Maternity Outdoor Apparel

We are honored to represent Mountain Mama, a small company in California owned by Teresa Delfin. An avid outdoor adventurer, Teresa founded Mountain Mama after her own frustrating experiences trying to find suitable active maternity wear during her first pregnancy. We love the company’s ideals – adherence to wilderness ethics, use of sustainable materials, low […]

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Trail Marker at Woodchuck Hill in North Andover, MA

Hiking Woodchuck Hill, North Andover, MA

Let me dispel any preconceived notions – the Woodchuck Hill hike has neither woodchucks, nor is it a hill. The actual hill is located in the center of a sub-division. Instead of climbing it, we walked near the hill, through a small portion (approx. 165 acres) of Harold Parker State Forest that is unattached to […]

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