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Pandemic Family Camping – What You Need to Know

We usually don’t camp in May – weather is unpredictable and the black flies can be unbearable. However, when Governor Sununu announced that campgrounds were allowed to open as a part of Stay at Home 2.0, my husband suggested we go. A combination of grieving over lost trips and a desire to break the stay […]

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Best Outdoor Adventure Family Trips to take in 2020

Are you thinking of planning a summer family vacation? Consider branching out from the cliche theme park and beach resort destination and give your family something more – the opportunity to share an awe inspiring adventure. Imagine the joy of sharing the experience of a whale breach, a white water ride, or the spray of […]

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How Learning to Ski as an Adult Made Me a Better Mom

Have you ever tried something new? I’m not talking something that’s hobby-adjacent, like painting with watercolors if you typically work with acrylic. I’m talking NEW-new new. Like waaaay out of your comfort zone, heart-racing, knee-knocking, “this is so not me” new. For me, that was learning to ski as an adult. And three years in, […]

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Best Outdoor Toys for Winter

For Christmas this year, I want gifts that will inspire children to play outdoors more regularly. In this cold NH weather, it’s easy to fall into this routine of getting off the bus, warming up a cup of hot cocoa, and curling up to something on TV. I think I need to make a New […]

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What You Need to Winter Hike with Baby

Freezing temperatures and snow covered ground can be the norm for almost half the year on the Seacoast. Just because it’s cold and snowy, doesn’t mean you and your baby can’t go for a hike. Many Nordic countries embrace the winter cold with babies even napping outside! Some studies show that cold outdoor play can […]

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Outdoor Gear Recommendations for Kids From An Occupational Therapist

It’s incredibly important for kids to play outside, even in the winter. That’s why I’m here with my outdoor gear recommendations for kids. So much value lies in unstructured outdoor play. Experts recommend three hours of outdoor play per day but that can be so hard for us here in New England. For one, it’s freezing and for […]

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