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Pisgah National Forest: Bent Creek

One of the things I’m really having an easy time adjusting to is how many trails are around us, sometimes within 15 minutes from where we live. One such place we’ve discovered (and find ourselves coming back to already) includes a collection of modest hikes, an easy loop perfect for little ones, and some serious...

Participating in the Women’s March as a Family

We couldn’t participate in the Women’s March on Washington this year, so we joined our local march in Asheville instead. Our BKs (big kids) are 10, 11, and 14. We have conversations with them pretty regularly on issues that come up in the news and that may have come up at school. The women’s march was an event we...

Who to Follow 2017: Instagram Outdoor Families Pt. 2

I met Melissa from Chasqui Mom on Instagram after following her adventures outside with her big bunch and immediately felt like we had lots in common–since then we’ve gone on several outings together with our kids and have shared stories with each other from mommy blunders, traditions, potty training, sleepless nights and occasional texts of...