Archive | January, 2014
Building snow castles

7 Awesome Snow Activities to Get Kids Outdoors This Winter

There’s no need to stop enjoying the great outdoors just because there is a foot of snow outside and the temperatures have dropped. Bundle up the kids, and try out these great family friendly snow activities! Sledding You don’t need much snow to go sledding – even a thin layer will give you enough speed […]

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Grow Exploring Books

Book Review (Video): Grow Exploring ABC and 123 Board Books + GIVEAWAY

We had a great time reviewing Grow Exploring’s ABC and 123 Board Books. Check out our review, then enter below to win your own! Though Grow Exploring provided us with copies of the books, our review of the products is based on our own opinions. 

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Vale Reservation, Andover, MA-19

Snowshoeing at Vale Reservation, Andover, MA

We were hit with a surprise snowstorm Saturday which left us with five inches of fresh powder. Coupled with Sunday’s sunshine, conditions were perfect for a jaunt through the woods on snowshoes. Addie and I met my friend Jenn and her daughter Abby at Vale Reservation in Andover, MA. We entered the reservation from the […]

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Duraflame Roasting Logs

Gear Review: duraflame Campfire Roasting Logs

Chemicals. Toxic. Cheating. These are the words that come to mind when I think of popping a duraflame log into the fire pit when camping. I prefer an old-fashioned fire started with the spark of magnesium shavings as they catch on kindling collected from the campsite. Needless to say, I was skeptical when asked to review […]

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Mazurenko Farm, North Andover, MA

Snowshoeing at Mazurenko Farm, North Andover, MA

With nearly two feet of fresh snow on the ground, Addie and I decided to hit the trail this weekend with our friends Sara and Kate. Continuing our quest to check out local trails, we explored Mazurenko Farm in North Andover, MA. This 104 acre conservation area abuts Reas pond, and includes two fields that are […]

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Snowshoeing the Boulder Loop Trail in Albany, NH

Ringing in 2014: Outdoor Fun in New Hampshire

When it comes to New Year’s Eve, Kendra and I prefer quiet celebration, so when our friends Meg and Marcy invited us to spend the holiday in a cottage in the woods of New Hampshire’s White Mountain National Forest, we jumped at the opportunity. Meg booked us two cabins at Sunnybrook Cottages, a small, family […]

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