Just BE in the Outdoors – August Outdoor Challenge

I like to just BE in the outdoors. Yesterday I sat on my deck and listened to the rain patter through the trees. The air smelled clean, with a whiff of dark mustiness. The tempo of the raindrops varied. I closed my eyes and tried to imagine all the trees around me talking to each other.

It felt relaxing – just what I needed after my kids’ poking, jumping, exuberant craziness. For about five minutes, I breathed it all in. Then fearing that my kids had destroyed the house or each other, I tried to go back in. Only I couldn’t.

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Three Tips for Family Stargazing Fun

It’s time to power up for summer fun and outdoor adventures. Have you tried family stargazing? My kids are obsessed with planets, stars, and solar systems and summer is the perfect time to stay up late and watch the night sky.

Follow these three tips for a great family stargazing experience.

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Change Kids Bad Behavior with this Quick Parenting Tip

Parents often want to change kids bad behavior, but how can you without making the situation worse? Try this quick parenting tip the next time you find yourself yelling “STOP!” at your kids.

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Mountain Mom and Tots Outdoors Club

Are you looking for outdoor information and inspiration? You’re in luck! I’m proud to announce the creation of the The Mountain Mom and Tots Outdoors Club! Woohoo!

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