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Hiking at Harold Parker State Forest in Andover, MA

Hiking at Harold Parker State Forest, Andover, MA

Spring is here! Finally! Not that we minded the winter, or all the opportunities we had to go snowshoeing – but one of the best things about living in New England are the seasons. Just when you’ve had enough of one, another pops up and refreshes your spirit. With temps in the mid-50’s, and clear […]

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Epic Hiking Fails

6 Reasons Our Hike With the Kids Was an Epic Fail

With 7-month old twins, and a three year-old, every venture out of the house has the potential for disaster and the opportunity to become an epic fail. Unexpected pooplosions, vomiting, crying, and myriad other obstacles are par for the course. Most times we get lucky and make it home in one piece. Every so often – […]

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Lowell State Forest Lowell MA

Hiking at Lowell-Dracut-Tyngsborogh State Forest, Lowell, MA

Thursday was a very welcome first day of spring. As much as we’ve enjoyed the extended snowshoeing season, we’re excited to return to hiking in t-shirts and shorts! Addie and I celebrated the beautiful 50 degree weather by going on a hike with our friend Jenn and her daughter Abby. Addie adores Abby – she […]

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Addison Gallery of American Art in Andover, MA

Visiting the Addison Gallery of American Art, Andover, MA

Last week Addison and I visited the Addison Gallery of American Art on the campus of Phillips Academy in Andover, Massachusetts. It was not our first visit to the gallery – we love it because of the great artwork, the proximity to our home, and the free admission. Kendra and I love taking Addie to art […]

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Snowshoeing in the Lowell-Dracut-Tyngsborough State Forest

Snowshoeing at Lowell-Dracut-Tyngsborough State Forest, Dracut, MA

With temps close to 50 degrees on Thursday, I couldn’t resist taking the twins for their first snowshoeing adventure! Luckily, I had some great company – our friends Jenn and Pat, and their daughter Abby, were not only willing to join us, but Jenn carried one of the twins for me, which made it possible […]

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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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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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Sledding on Carter Hill, North Andover, MA

Sledding at Carter Hill, North Andover, MA

My niece Jada has never been sledding. Granted, she was born in Grenada, and has spent the last ten years living in North Carolina, so I suppose she has a good excuse. But STILL! As her aunt, I felt it was my responsibility to give her a taste of New England winter fun while she was […]

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