What’s in my backpack for summer hikes with the kids?

If you’ve seen my spring edition – whats in the car, you’ll know I like to be prepared. I’m a type A personality, so planning and being prepared comes naturally to me! But it also makes it so much easier to get up and out of the house on a hike or bike, especially if…

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Go! 5 ways to celebrate National Get Outdoors Day

Tomorrow is National Get Outdoors Day This is a no-brainer for my family; we love to be outdoors as often as we can. But if you haven’t been outdoors much recently, or struggle to find activities the whole family can enjoy, then have a look at this list and see if you can find some last-minute options…

Teach your kid to shift gears: 5 easy tricks

  I don’t really remember learning to ride a bike. I have a vague memory of the training wheels coming off, realizing my Dad was no longer holding onto the saddle, aware I was on my own, wobbling and falling as a result. I think I was around 7. Red started on his balance bike…

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…