Why we love the Boise foothills – and why we’re not going there right now.

I just finished an article for the Boise Valley Economic Partnership about our foothills and the advantages of living and working in a city with such great trails so accessible to all. If you want to see my enthusiasm for our local trails (which the boys and I can walk to from our house), check…

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Snap It Outdoors: Feel It

When you are 3, there’s a lot to learn. And one of the first ways you learn is by touching something. We had talked about the number of rings on the cottonwood stump and that we could count them to find out how old the tree was (answer; we gave up, that was a pretty…

Snap It Outdoors: Trail Kindness

I had a great hike without the family this morning. I’ve had a weekend off to recharge and catch up on work. I headed out for an early morning hike before staring at a computer for the rest of the day. It was busy because we’re in the season where the trails are hard and…

Why you should build a Bug Hotel with your kids

We visited the Jim Hall Foothills Learning Center this weekend. We were there for a family photo session, which was a lot of fun! It was a beautiful place to take photos and had lots of things for the kids to run around and do between shots.  It’s getting cold, and so taking jackets off…

Styling Guide for Boise family photos

I teamed up with Paige, with my copywriter’s hat on, to produce a styling guide to having family photos taken in Boise, including what to wear, and where to have your photos taken. For those of you who live locally, if you’re considering getting a family photo-shoot done in the next few months, you should definitely check this out!

Snap It Outdoors: Just Playing

There’s a natural ebb and flow to their play, just as there is to the water. They immerse themselves in that concentrated busywork of moving rocks and dumping things, swirling their hands in the cool water, living in some imaginary world.

Easy, Kid-Friendly Hikes in Boise

The boys and I love a good hike, and we often head out at the last minute on an adventure. We know the spots we like, and that makes it easy for me to persuade them, and for me to quickly plan around it. I can guess how long it will take and what we’ll…

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…

Fit4Mom Fitness Classes for Mom Giveaway

Are you a mom looking to get fit again, and struggling to find childcare? Fit4Mom Boise has a great selection of classes, and you can win a months’ free trial!