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Mice on Main

Finding the Mice on Main in Greenville, SC!

There is a neat little scavenger hunt in Greenville, South Carolina that we have wanted to do with the kids for years – finding the Mice on Main – nine small bronze sculptures hidden along Main Street in downtown Greenville. The story behind the mice is pretty neat – in 2000, a local kid, Jimmy Ryan, […]

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Lake Conestee Nature Park

Hiking and Birdwatching at Lake Conestee Nature Park

We are down south for the holidays, and with the great weather, we couldn’t help but head out on a hike! Kendra’s parents and brother took us to a great little spot, the Lake Conestee Nature Park in Greenville, South Carolina, to birdwatch and explore with all of our little ones.  The history of the […]

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Finding Love in the Green Mountains

Finding Love in the Green Mountains

We took the kids hiking yesterday, hitting up one of our favorite trails from last summer – the Robert Frost Interpretive Trail in Ripton, Vermont. The trail is unique in that Robert Frost’s poetry is scattered throughout. It’s especially suited to kids because it’s a short loop (1 mile) with almost no elevation change, lots of […]

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11th blogging for LGBT families

The Donor Talk: When Kids Have a Sperm Donor

All three of our kids were conceived using sperm from the same anonymous open donor. We had a lot of reasons for choosing our donor, ranging from the frivolous (like me, his favorite sports team is the Red Sox and he loves mint chocolate chip ice cream), to the more practical, such as traits we […]

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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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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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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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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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A Small Town Mystery

A Small Town Mystery

A few weeks ago, as the snow finally melted from the sidewalks, we were inspired to find adventure in the everyday by the Hike it Baby 30 Challenge. I started taking the kids on walks around our small town when we couldn’t make it to the trailhead. On our first walk, we found some peculiar graffiti […]

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How to Find Adventure in the Everyday

How to Find Adventure in the Everyday

Once upon a time, before we had kids, on the spur of the moment Kendra and I would pull on our hiking boots, grab our backpacks, and head off to hike in the woods. Nowadays, our window of opportunity is a lot smaller thanks to nap times, early intervention appointments, and different work schedules. Not […]

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