We threw around a few ideas for the summer - one of which was a trip to Europe for an extended summer vacation. In the end, we decided to hold off on that until the kids are older and investigate more of the US before branching out with our 6 and 4 year olds. We had previously traveled with the kids (when they were 3 and 18 months) in California, with a travel RV. The RV was a fabulous experience for the whole family. California trip report here. … [Read More...]
This past weekend was a first for our family. So. . . we took a non climbing camping trip! It was a weekend camping trip only a few hours from home and I am happy to say that the trip was a huge success. Assateague Island State Park Camping We drove 4 hours to the Maryland State Park on Assateague Island. Assateague is known for both a state park and national park (Assateague National Park) hosting hundreds of wild horses, beachfront camping, and … [Read More...]
Condolences to Boston First of all, let me convey my condolences to the victims of the Boston attacks and their families. Marathoners specifically, and runners in general, are a hardly lot - they are strong and will surely get through this. Similarly, Bostonians are a particularly rugged bunch. . . they too will recover with a giant shrugging of their shoulders as they bear this burden and carry on. Explaining Terror Attacks to Children Well, we've … [Read More...]
Let it Grow for Earth Day I'm hoping to do a few Pinterest projects this spring to help the kids understand about Earth Day, planting, and air (trees, carbon dioxide etc). Check out a few of the Earth Day and Spring projects I've pinned. First Day of Spring! Happy first day of spring! Between Rita's Water Ice (free water ice today!) and the fact that my daffodils are popping up (yay, flowers!), it is starting to feel like spring. So here's a … [Read More...]
Summer Camps For Kids Sending your child to summer camp seems to be a right of passage that most parents go through at some point. Day camps and overnight camps are your first two choices to consider but there are a plethora of decisions that you have to wade through to get to the right camp for you (or your child). Day Camps vs Overnight Camps Day Camps are usually half or full day experiences for kids aged 5 to 14. While this can be a wonderful … [Read More...]
Laura Miller is a internet marketing professional and a mother of two. Her interests include sport climbing, bouldering, reading, traveling, and spending time with her family. She believes that playing outdoors is integral to health and well being, and that if your kids aren't dirty, they haven't had enough fun.