In late 2014 I wrote a post on what our toddler & preschooler carried in their backpacks. Two years later, with now a preschooler and a school age child, their gear list has changed. It’s grownup a bit, and they can carry more now. Our boys will soon turn 5 & 7. Sometimes they seem […]
I forget often that my views on parenting don’t always mesh with those of people I know in daily life. So many parents spend their days helicoptering and never let the children breathe. Yet, the simple act of taking children in the outdoors lets them build confidence. With a careful eye, and some caution, they […]
Start young, think simple, and go often!
Disclaimer: This post is NOT medical advice, it is what works for us as a family, using advice from our son’s pediatrician and allergists doctors. Please see a medical professional for help in deciding what is right for you. When Alistaire, our now 3½ year old, was diagnosed with life threatening allergies just after he […]
6 summers ago I spent one of the hottest days of the year on this trail. I was pregnant, but didn’t know it yet (although I had my suspicions). I was lagging in 102° temps, but then, who wouldn’t? Sometimes it is hard to wrap around that 6 years has passed, along with 2 more […]
I’ve spent a lot of trail miles the past few years hiking and re-hiking a few certain trails, that I know well, are kid-friendly and please my senses. Shadow Lake Loop Trail at Sunrise in Mount Rainier National Park is one of those. It is easy on the eyes, to say the least. I know […]