Why the kids need to see you enjoy the outdoors – without them.

My husband and I don’t go out on dates much – we don’t have any family in town, and a night of babysitting can add up. If we are going to spend money on a sitter, we’d much rather use it during the day. Yesterday we got two hours of glorious mountain biking in, and…

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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…