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Adventure December 2

Hi friend! Hope you loved yesterday’s garland making challenge – remember to post your pics, we love to see them and share your ideas with others. Today’s challenge is to make a family creativity box. click here for a list of … Continue reading

Adventure December 1

Welcome to the Holiday ADVENTure Challenge – Day 1 We’re delighted to have you on board – you’re in for an exciting journey! We believe in adventure…in the power of mighty moments of connection with your family and their ability … Continue reading

An Adventurer’s Guide to Mother’s Day

Almost Saturday….and the mad dash to the mall for the perfect last minute Mother’s Day gift will soon commence. Limitless treasures to choose from….flowers, jewelry, spa days (all are fantastic ideas by the way.) But, there is a secret all … Continue reading

An Adventurer’s Guide to Experiencing Awe with Your Kids

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

A Little Wink from the Universe

I believe in magic. Not the pull a rabbit out of a hat kind. For me, magic can be found in the song that comes on the radio at just the right time. The phone that rings just as you … Continue reading

In the beginning…

I am amazed at the energy and excitement that comes at the beginning of things….a new school year, the first day of vacation, a marriage, a new baby.  What makes that precious time so exhilarating?  and maybe more importantly, how … Continue reading