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Hiking Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site

Another weekend, another hike…but with friends! We met at the Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site. As a poet immersed in American culture, it’s no wonder there is so much to do here in one day.  We had explored, peaked, and hiked, historic and nature-filled terrain. There’s even a TRACK trail for anyone wanting to...

Outdoor Mindfulness for the School Year + Jar Jackets Giveaway

Now that it’s been a month folding ourselves back into school, we feel the longer days of carefree adventure slowly fading away. Sometimes it’s easy to slip into routine lazy afternoons and cuddle couch sessions–that’s why I thought I’d share some ways to merge outdoor mindfulness into our busy lives that anyone can do throughout...

How to Keep your Tween or Teen Interested in the Outdoors

Not only does it take some major prep to getting outside with 4 kids, it’s even more challenging keeping my older ones falling into the eternal sunshine of the bored mind. I am grateful all of them are such great sports when mom and dad want to go on hikes every chance we get. Growing...