Mother’s Day – 5 easy tips for having fun and connecting with your kids

This year my husband is flying to Japan on business on Mother’s Day. His flight leaves at 9.30a.m.  I’m not one to make a big deal of the day, but it is nice to feel a little pampered. Normally we do activities as a family on Mother’s Day, but I also get a bit of…

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Snap It Outdoors: Skipping School

I accidentally booked a vacation that overlapped with Red’s first day of kindergarten. School started the day after the solar eclipse, and went back especially early in August. I was annoyed with myself, but the trip was booked.  He could start the next day. And instead we spent a glorious day biking around Ponderosa State…

Lifestyle Photo-shoot part 1: Photos that tell a story

My friend Paige is a genius photographer, who shoots families and newborns with Glean & Co in Boise, Idaho, and all across the Pacific North West.  I have been working with her on some copy writing, and jumped at the chance to sample for free her ‘lifestyle’ family photo-shoot. Our family do not get photos…

Snap It Outdoors: Bunny Hops!

I recently got a new mountain bike, and MUCH better biking specific shoes.  They allow me to grip the pedals and finally try to bunny hop.  Obviously I would never consider teaching this to Smalls (or even Red, yet, to be honest).  But look who’s been watching and taking it all in! Just a quick…