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27 May
Holiday Weekends: Know When to Stay Home!

Holiday Weekends: Know When to Stay Home!

This weekend is a bit sentimental for us. One year ago, over Memorial Day weekend, we took our first trip with the camper. It was a steep learning curve for both of us. Jeremy was learning how to manage the camper and I was learning how to manage 1 year olds in the woods. Here was my first idea for containment-an inflatable pool was easy and small to pack, yet could do double duty as a playpen and a bathtub. It was kind of a trick—from day one my boys have had an aversion to gates, fences, or limitations of any kind. This pool worked well for... Read More

Mellow Campfire Mix: Volume One, Family and Friends

 Some suggested tunes for your next campfire: “If I Were a Carpenter” Johnny Cash “Let Me Touch You for Awhile” Alison Krauss & Union Station “Look Down That Lonesome Road” Among the Oak and Ash “I and Love and You” The Avett Brothers “The Shining” Badly Drawn Boy “Judy and the Dream of Horses” Belle and Sebastian “Don’t Think Twice It’s All Right” Bob Dylan “For Emma” Bon Iver “First Day of My Life” Bright Eyes... Read More
16 May
A Brief History of Locomotion: Mini Kicks Kick Butt

A Brief History of Locomotion: Mini Kicks Kick Butt

There is just no substitute for the entertainment and satisfaction of riding around on a good set of wheels. Although our boys have not yet reached the two-wheeler stage, various ride-ons have been crucial to campsite happiness. We have never taken a trip without bringing along the cycles du jour. We have had varying levels of success with each one, however they all satisfy one enormously important criterion: Never buy a ride-on toy that requires an adult to push it. Never. Ever. Ever. We are good parents. But everyone has their limits. The... Read More

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