How to hike with a toddler

Before having a baby, I was on a mission. A mission to hike all the 14ers in Colorado (for everyone who is a little more sane than I was, or who doesn’t live in this peak plentiful state, a 14er is a mountain that is at least 14,000 feet above sea level at its peak. […]

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Fall Gardening

It’s almost fall! Which means it’s time to get outside and… garden? YES!! Now is the perfect time to pick the remaining goodies off your plants, do a little pruning, and plant some perennials! If you read my recent post on 8 things to do outside this fall, then maybe you’re wondering what to plant […]

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Getting Down and Dirty

There is plenty of research outlining the benefits of kids playing outside, gettin’ dirty, and maybe even, (gulp) eating a little dirt. It has been shown that exposure to “dirt” in outdoor settings can improve their immune system because of one underlying fact:  you are exposing your kids to organisms that allow and require their […]

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Camping with a baby

Camping with a baby: what to bring, what to do, and how to have a stress-free camping trip! As a kid, my family and I spent a part of every summer camping. We were lucky to live in California, where there are TONS of camping sites and national park destinations. We have either lived or […]

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