In honor of Earth day April 22, 2017, I thought I’d share 50 Ways to Go Green That I’ve Personally Tried. Over the last eighteen months I’ve been motivated to change my habits to be more environmentally friendly. Some of these habits became easy lifestyle changes, others…well…not so much.
One of the easiest outdoor activities to do with kids is hiking. However, hiking with kids is not like hiking alone or with other adults. It requires a completely new hiking mentality. If you’re looking for a happier outdoor hiking experience try these tips to change your hiking mentality.
Don’t Hike. Explore.
A few years ago a friend of mine told me she had stopped hiking with her three young boys. I was surprised, since we often took our kids on trails together. She assured me that she’d still be getting outdoors.
“I’m just not calling our outings hikes anymore. Instead we’re exploring.” Continue reading “Change Your Hiking Mentality”
When teaching kids to ski, the right ski training tools can make all the difference. I’ve had lots of experience teaching my tots to ski so I thought I’d review some ski training tools for kids. Some of these are great, and others are frankly terrible.
Earlier I wrote about how to dress kids in layers for winter play, but that’s not the whole story. If you want happy snow kids you can’t forget the accessories. This post on how to dress kids for winter play focuses on the extra things that make a huge difference for staying warm. Usually I think of an outfit’s accessories as nice, but not necessary. In winter, the accessories are essential. Continue reading “How to Dress Kids for Winter Play – Accessories”