An Adventurer’s Guide to Experiencing Awe with Your Kids

October 23, 2017

The eclipse, in all its splendor, really lived up to the hype. My kid and I sprawled out on a blanket in the middle of a nearby golf course to view every precious moment. And with all the fanfare and … Continue reading

An Adventurer’s Guide to Back to School

October 23, 2017

My son and I read “The Kissing Hand” as we curled up together…our last night before he became a Kindergarten student. I watched him drift off to sleep, knowing in the morning things would be different. I wanted to do … Continue reading

Gratitude Games: Fun and Creative Ways to Teach Your Kids the Art of Appreciation

December 24, 2016

As a kid, I vaguely recall the once a year call to gratitude. We, like many American families, would go around the table and share something we were thankful for. Food, friends, family, I am sure were the go-to answers. … Continue reading

Why Ditching Family Dinner Can Make You a Better Parent

February 7, 2016

Researchers say the average family spends just over one half an hour (38.5 minutes) per week engaged in meaningful, connected conversation with their kids. I considered researching the number of minutes the average parent spends online, but this article isn’t … Continue reading

Adventurer’s Guide to Summer: Rest Stop Rescue

February 7, 2016

Are we there yet? Almost….summer is just around the corner! And with summer comes all the joy, fun, adventures and headaches of entertaining the troops. One inevitable challenge (since the days of horse and buggies) are the four dreaded words….”ARE.WE.THERE.YET?” … Continue reading

An Adventurer’s Guide to Summer: Hotel Horseplay

February 7, 2016

In one of my earliest adventures, as a tween in the 80s, I took a mini-road trip with a friend and her folks. We visited a sweet little craft community in Indiana-just far enough away from home to feel we … Continue reading

An Adventurer’s Guide to Boredom

February 7, 2016

Last night, I, along with countless millions of parents watched painfully as my 5 year old rolled his eyes across the table. “This is the BORINGEST thing EVERRRR.” I remember the idea of boredom…briefly, as a young child. My mom, … Continue reading

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Happy Field Trip Month

February 1, 2015

There is a chill in the air and the leaves are just beginning to change….and that can only mean one thing.  Field Trip Month!!  But really, you don’t need a special month or day for a field trip.  You can … Continue reading