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…

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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…

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!

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…

Outdoors Dads – a Gift Guide

With Father’s Day fast approaching, have you thought about what you’re going to get the dads in your life? I usually help the kids make cards, and maybe something else homemade if I’m feeling crafty. I usually like to pick up something small too, or something my husband needs. If I’m on top of things,…

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…

Guest post: Is self-care possible for moms during summer break?

I’m delighted to share a guest post I did for Imperfectly Perfect Mama. This is the first Monday of our summer break and it would be fair to say I’m panicking a little! So I’m going to do the most up follow my own advice! Is self-care possible for moms during summer break? Check it…

Snap It Outdoors: Map reading

My boys are obsessed with treasure maps, or more specifically, finding treasure. I’m trying to plan an elaborate scavenger hunt for them for summer vacation, which is perilously close, and agonizing over how complicated to make the map, the clues, where to go and how to draw it. This is us at the weekend, out…