Finding Balance Between Family And The Outdoors

Awhile back I read a blog post titled “Why You Should Get Out of Bed and Hike, Even if You’re an Exhausted Parent”, which was I realized only too quickly, was a click-bait title. It left a sour feeling I couldn’t shake, and I…

What Our Boys Carry In Their Backpacks

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….

Local Hiking: Squak Valley Park North

Last September I hiked at Squak Valley Park North, and it seemed like a good choice for our growing local Hikes with Tikes group. Short, pretty and lots to see! I noticed that since our last hike here, things are changing – more work…