4 Tips To Make Your Fitness A Priority While Connecting With Your Kids- Guest Blogger | Natalie Hodson

I wrote this post for Natalie Hodson, a fitness blogger who specializes in pregnancy and post pregnancy workouts. If you’re nervous about starting back to a healthy lifestyle after having kids, or want to maintain your fitness while pregnant, check out her website Natalie Hodson, for some great ideas and programs. And if you’re just…

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Snap It Outdoors: Pinata time

Smalls turned 3 this weekend. We had a fantastic and relaxed playpark birthday party that we shared with another family who had a kid turning 4. I was lazy mom and bought cupcakes at the store. The adults drank fizz and the only organized activity for the kids was the pinata. Kids spontaneously lined up,…

5 tips to get kids involved in the garden

I’m a rubbish gardener.  I enjoy it, but I’m not great at knowing where things should go or growing vegetables. The idea of planting with the kids slightly terrifies me. I do like pottering around in the garden, though, getting yard work done. Things like weeding, or working on bigger projects.  We are making a lot…

The Less-Stress Staycation

For Red’s first real spring break, I started making plans to take them on a vacation. The main reason I chose to work part-time for myself, from home, was so I could have flexibility and be with the boys if they are ill or off school. I was wary of going away, however, because they…

How to Dress Your Kids for the Snow

For our family, going outside on a snowy day is automatically on the to do list, and a quick look at the thermometer and outside the window is enough for me to mentally assess what we all need to wear. If you aren’t used to taking your kids out into the snow, however, this can…

Snap It Outdoors: Just Watching

We sat in someone’s front yard while waiting for Red to finish his piano lesson. We had walked a little first, watching the leaves float and twirl from the trees. Smalls picked up a leaf. “Spin!” he shrieked, rotating it in his fingers.

Snap It Outdoors: Climbing Everywhere

We took a quick trip to the Boise Train Depot so Grandad could see the engine Big Mike. I always forget about the stones and ponds, the clambering and obligatory wet feet. So much fun. It was a great activity to burn some energy and get in some sunlight before we headed off for dinner…