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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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 Help Kids Enjoy Skiing In Bad Weather

It was a great day for skiing. It had snowed off and on for a couple of weeks. This is the worst season since the 70s, the year after the best season on record, and suddenly there was lots of much-needed snow at our home mountain. Finally, almost every run was open. But it was…

Tips to help Anxious Kids Reframe Their Day: Seeing the Green

Red can be an anxious kid. I’ve written about this before, in this post. He has an amazing imagination, but that leads to him to consider all kinds of scenarios, and his brain often takes him to the worst possibilities. If something disappointing happens at school or at the end of the day, he will…

Snap It Outdoors: Black Diamond

Red has done a few black diamonds over this season and last, but they have usually been pretty hairy, and involved tears by at least one of us. Last weekend we headed up to our home mountain, Bogus Basin, and the snow was great. It’s been a bad season, and we were delighted to finally…

Snap It Outdoors: Very Indoors

I’ve written before about Red’s prematurity. He’s now 6 1/2, right on the 50th percentile for height and weight, and a lot of people don’t know about his birth story. He knows.  He knows some, but we don’t talk about it much, other than to tell him the facts; he was born earlier than he was…

Spring Forward: 5 Tips to Help Kids with Daylight Savings Time

One of the very first blog posts I wrote when I set up Outdoors Mama was about Daylight Savings Time ending; it’s got lots of great hints if you want to check it out here. Fast forward five months, and about 40 posts, and I’m ready to write the next version! So what’s different about…