Category: Adventures

Traveling to Ireland with children

Two weeks in Ireland? Sweet. Doing it with a four-year-old and an 18-month-old? Not so sweet. Actually, never mind. Really. I’ll just stay home. Those were my first thoughts when a friend invited my family and me to Ireland. She and her family live on Inis Mor (pronounced Inishmore), one of the rugged Aran Islands […]

Lake life

Your faithful mom blog editor is taking a break this week, heading up to the lake with the family. There’s no wifi, spotty cell service, and a good chance I will literally die of technology-withdrawals. Wish me luck! In the meantime, here’s hoping you all have a restful, fun week with the people you love. […]

5 cool things for kids to do on hot days

It’s hot out there — maybe a little too hot for outdoor adventures with little ones. When it’s sweltering, how do you keep young kids active and avoid going stir crazy? The internet is full craft ideas and games to keep kids busy without ever leaving home. If you do feel like venturing into the sun, Slide […]

In search of fairies at Ohme Gardens

I am a stay-at-home mom this summer for the first time since my girls were babies. This new arrangement began in May. Ah yes, May. A glorious month. The children went to school each morning. I showered. Sat in coffee shops. Occasionally exercised. Made trips to Marshalls at 11 a.m. for absolutely no reason and […]

Summer workouts with kids

When it comes to working out, sometimes it is hard to find that motivation. Add a kid or small army and daily life becomes a workout all its own. Now that school’s out and the kids are bursting with limitless energy, my fellow pre/postnatal group fitness instructor Ariel Croffut and I have teamed up to […]