4 Tips for Playing in the Snow No Comments

Playing in the Snow Playing in the snow is a must for most kids. Seeing the white stuff fall from the sky is amazing! It’s so amazing that your kids need to get out there and experience it firsthand. Here are some tips for when you allow your kids to play in the snow. Dress warm When playing out in the snow, the first step in dressing warm! Read more

Understanding Popular Parenting Styles and How To Use Them No Comments

Understanding Popular Parenting Styles and How To Use Them The cool thing about parenting is that you can do it as you wish! You don’t have to follow anyone else’s guidelines. There are things out there called parenting styles. Some genius went through and took the most popular ways of parenting together and called them parenting styles. I wanted to breakdown these parenting styles with you, Read more

Thermarest Tent Review No Comments

Therm-a-Rest Tranquility Tent: 6-Person 3-Season Review Therm-a-rest Tent Review What if you could camp in comfort? Tents from Therm-a-rest allow you to do just this. The thing I love about these tents is that they are easy to set up. However, they are also luxurious and spacious. Just because your camping, it doesn’t mean you can’t have everything you want or/need in a tent. Therm-a-rest is a well Read more

Easy Ways To Teach Your Children Compassion No Comments

Easy Ways To Teach Your Children Compassion Teaching your children compassion? Isn’t that something they naturally learn? Sadly, no. Compassion is something that is taught and not something they are born with. Keep in mind though, not all is lost. You can spend some time teaching your kids about compassion. Hopefully, you have learned this from the people that raised you. Teach kindness Did you know that compassion Read more

Snowflake Bird Feeder Craft No Comments

How to make a Snowflake Bird Feeder Craft We love spending time together making crafts, especially in these colored months. We love watching the birds in our yard from our kitchen table. Today we've put together a fun snowflake bird feeder craft that you can create with your kids. We worked on this with our 2 and 5 year old and they both enjoyed making them. Materials: Chenille Read more

Kick-off Your 2017 Fitness Goals with the 365 Mile Challenge No Comments

365 mile challenge Tips for Setting 2017 Fitness Goals & Why You Need a Community to Support You How many of you are really trying to think of your 2017 fitness goals? As a mom and outdoor nerd, I have realized the importance of setting goals and having a community rooting for my goals. One thing I realized this year is that there are a Read more

Snowflake Inspired Art Projects For Kids No Comments

My kids and I love making snowflake inspired art projects. There just is something exciting about snowflakes. I teach my kids that they are unique, just like snowflakes. They love to hear that and I love to tell them. Check out these snowflakes inspired art projects for kids. Make Your Own Snow I love the idea of making my own snow! What a great idea for those Read more

10 easy ways to get kids excited about giving back this holiday season 1 Comment

Ten easy ways to get kids excited about giving back this holiday season As a parent, I always look forward with anticipation for the delight in my childrens’ eyes as they open those gifts I’ve excitedly selected for them. My heart fills with gratitude for the abundance in our lives that makes it possible to give my loved ones the things they most desire. I’m also Read more

Top 4 Products That Keep the Germs Away No Comments

  Healthy Holidays With the cold weather coming on and December calendars filling up with all sorts of fun, keeping the winter colds and flus away can feel overwhelming.  We’ve put together a round-up of our favorite germ-fighting products to help your family stay healthy and focused on all the best parts of this wonderful time of year. 1. Softy Wet Wipes The holiday season often comes with lots of Read more

11 Simple Truths About Motherhood 2 Comments

11 Simple Truths About Motherhood Isn’t motherhood awesome? As great as motherhood is, there are some days that you have to take a long hard look at it for what it is. Don’t sugarcoat it and just look at the simple truths. I wanted to share 11 simple truths about motherhood.   #1. Kids are awesome You will have good days and bad days with your kids, but when Read more

3 Nature Crafts with Kids 1 Comment

3 Fun Nature Crafts to do with Kids I have to admit that I am a huge Sharpie lover. If I see colors that I love, I have to buy them. I have a secret stash of Sharpie markers that I am not ashamed of. Something that my kids and I discovered was that Sharpies work really well in nature. Check out some of these Nature Read more

What I Wish I Knew as a First Time Mom 1 Comment

September is Baby Safety Month We have all been there, you were a first-time mom and now you are the mom of multiple little ones. Even if you are a mom of one, you still learn a thing or two to learn about being a mom. I wanted to share some tips for baby safety. In honor of baby safety month, check out these tips, you Read more

Eye Safety Tips for Kids #EyeSafetyMonth No Comments

We've partnered with Liberty Sport to bring you the following article. Liberty Sport specializes in sunglasses and sports eye protection. The opinions expressed are our own.  Eye Safety Something that doesn’t first come to your mind as you raise kids, oftentimes, is eye safety. However, most activities that kids are involved with can be a risk to their eyes. Playing outside, sports, and everyday activities. Since it Read more

Simple ways your child can be a naturalist 1 Comment

Guest Post by MarkDanenhauer   This Fall Your Kids Can Become Junior Naturalists During summer it felt like my kids and I had lots of time to go explore the mountains, creeks, and forests in the area.  Yet, as always happens, summer flew by and now it is back to school.  The days are busy with school, homework, sports, and activities.   Despite this there is still an easy Read more