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National Parks ROCK!

National Parks Rock!

What do you and your family like to do? There's a National Park for that! (Your answer really doesn't matter because there are hundreds of national parks for every possible interest, and they each have special events.) I grew up going to national parks and historical sites of all kinds. Part of that was because Read More

Go Play in the Rain!

Go Play in the Rain!

Originally published on The Moderate Mom.  Seriously. The next time it rains, just go play in the rain with your kid. Heck, take a walk and enjoy it by yourself! You won't melt, although your glasses may get water spots. Do you remember what it was like as a little kid? Little kids run in Read More

The Up-Side to Reality TV

The Up-Side to Reality TV

Originally published on The Moderate Mom.  Many people would disagree, but there is an up-side to reality TV. Clearly, there are far more edifying activities one can partake in than simply perching one's posterior upon the divan and gazing at the "boob tube".  But seriously, are we really that uptight? People need to relax their Read More

Getting Started Hiking as a Family

Getting Started Hiking as a Family

The Wise Dad and I both used to be active, but we've become more sedentary over the years. We both want to be more active and healthy (and lose weight), and we want our kids to be active and healthy so we're trying to get more active, including hiking as a family. Going to the Read More