Outdoors

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

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

Playdates and Guns: Are You Asking the Right Questions?

Playdates and Guns: Are You Asking the Right Questions

I don't know if you have seen it, but there a post made the rounds about a mom who was concerned that unsecured firearms might be laying around other people's homes. The original poster is unwilling to let her kids play at anyone else's home if they own a gun, unless she is satisfied that it Read More