My mother never hovered over me. She shooed me outside and went about her business; baking, cleaning, and visiting with her friends. I don’t think she ever thought twice about any of this. Children played outside so that moms could get something done. Today, I watch my daughter playing with her blocks on the floor, …

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I love the little mountain town where we live. I love it. I love that my kids can play outside in the forest and get dirty and have adventures that I don’t even know about. But, life out here definitely has its challenges and its…quirks. You know you live in a mountain town if… 1. …

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My friend and I were running about a week ago when she told me about an NPR segment that she had heard on her way to my house. It was about fear and this man whose life was being paralyzed by his fear of rejection. In order to overcome it, he decided to put himself …

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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 …

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We hiked to Rainbow Lakes this weekend. This is a great hike for little people. Not too long, not too hard, with lakes to play in and boulders to climb. We saw fresh moose tracks and, because of all our rain, an amazing variety of mushrooms. And then Grayson took us off past the real …

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We had a very excited first grader this week. We also had visitors this week. My aunt and uncle-who have this biking/traveling lifestyle that Robb and I aspire to recreate someday-came to visit and we had a whirlwind of a couple of days. I think they experienced a lot of the good things our little …

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