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Wildcat Rock Trail

One of the more challenging (but I promise, fun) hikes for kids is the Wild Cat Rock Trail in Gerton. Beautifully maintained by Conserving Carolina, this strenuous, out-and-back, uphill hike includes a private fruit orchard, stream-crossing, rock climbing, and vista views–not for the faint of heart, we finally completed this trail (after a few proper...

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...

Embracing Change: Cross-Country Beginnings

Wheew, we made it.  By “made it” I mean, we traveled over 2,500 miles across the country, 4 kids and our pup, Gus to our new home in Asheville, NC. That’s right, 6 states in 5 days–California, Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, Arkansas, Tennessee. You might be thinking, “How in the heck…”and I might be thinking,...