I was never in dance growing up. Not that I wouldn’t have been, it’s just that I grew up in a small town in South Dakota and I don’t think that dance classes were a super high priority. I’m pretty sure I could have found a class in my town on learning how to drive …
Like many parents, I am entering into Summer feeling a mixture of excitement and trepidation. On the one hand I’m like, “Yay, we get to sleep in!” But then, “Holy crap what am I going to do with these children for 82 days.” Yes. I counted. So, I had my 7-year-old sit down and make …
Hiking with children, Your children, other children, Starts out as a wonderful idea. Their faces excited. Their shoes are laced tight. The collar is placed on the dog. Outside, Our pale faces, Unused to the warmth, Gaze up at the strange ball of light. We start up the hill, And that’s when they realize, That hiking, …
March 17, 2014
I had a great time taking over Mamalode’s Instagram site today for their #adayinthelifeofmamalode campaign. Here are the pictures that I shared throughout the day. Happy St. Paddy’s day everyone!
Oh Pat…you crazy leprechaun.
Mad that Sweetarts aren’t medicine and she feels “sick”
We have missed the playground!
A leprechaun siting!
A little Paparazzi-shy
Daddy’s home…Mama’s out.
Mine craft junkie
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1. Your snow boots are the most expensive pair of shoes that you own. And this is totally fine with you because they are super cute with fur-lining at the top. 2. You have ever pulled your groceries up your driveway on a sled. 3. Your toddler is afraid to go on a hike because …
I live in organic kale smoothie, non-BPA, gluten-free, cloth diaperin’, homebirthin’, breastfeed them till they go to college, crunchity green land. That is, we live in the mountains outside of Boulder, which is like Boulder, but one step closer to your friends living in an Ashram and serving up their placenta for Thanksgiving dinner. And …
When I was a little kid I thought that a normal family outing might include going to watch bears dig through the trash at the town dump. And, I thought the whole world was the forest. Well except for Grandma and Grandpa’s, they lived in the fairy garden that my Uncle David planted. And except …
I could talk about a few of the Big Choices I have made in my life…like when I decided to go to Augustana college at the very last-minute instead of going to the University of Wyoming (luckily for my future kids my grandmother was a little psychic and told me that she just knew that I …
I remember the exact moment that Gray learned to ride his bike without training wheels. Probably because I took about 2 hours of video. We were in California visiting my parents and I had taken him out to a grassy area at the local playground on a Dora bike that my mom had found at …
It’s Raining. With a capital “R”. We have gotten more than 6 inches in the last 24 hours and I only know this because of our very sophisticated rain gauge that sits outside disguised as a kiddy pool. We are hoping that the city of Boulder hangs in there. We live up the mountain in …