Kids’ road atlas: review

Red is a voracious reader; I may have mentioned this before, see this post about his reading habits. We have a globe in our living room, and we frequently bring it over to the dining table when discussing countries or places we plan to visit.  Normally it sits on a side table next to our…

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Snap It Outdoors: Adventurers

We’re at our Cabin In the Woods for the week. Four kids, four adults, and so much to explore. Playing in the woods has never been so much fun for these kids. I hope they’re always such good friends and find many adventures like this to go on together in the years to come.

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.

Don’t fall for the ’18 summers’ hype

I’m sure you’ve seen the posts all over social media – you only have 18 summers with your kids before they go to college, better make the most of it! It feels like a cruel dig, if you’re a parent trying to work or stay home with your kids all day, coordinate summer camps, playdates,…

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…

Art with Kids: Get Messy Outside!

My boys love to make a mess, and they love to make art. In the summer, we can easily combine these things, have fun making a giant art project outside, and then clean up with the hose after! I love when it starts to get warm again and we can plan some of these fun…

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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Life, interrupted.

 Just spent the weekend looking after the kids while my wife was away. I’ve no idea how she does it! It was such hard work. Honey, when are you coming home? Have you seen these kinds of posts on Facebook? My husband would never post anything like that. He does know how I do it,…

Snap It Outdoors: Lemonade Stand

Well, for a start he isn’t selling lemonade.  He has fruit in those little cups. Grubby fruit he’s washed with dirty hands, spilled a couple of times on the way to the table at the front of our house, and possibly moved from cup to cup while he’s been waiting for customers. He’s also selling…