Although I've lived near the mountains my whole life, this year we got to do something incredibly unique—we skated on natural lakes in the mountains! It never really occurred to me why people don't always skate on frozen lakes but typically at this time of the year, it's too cold and snowy to get on … Continue reading Mountain Lakes and Skates
I love the snow but winter also brings out my inner blanket snuggling, tea sipping, kid cuddling, "lets just watch one more episode" kind of attitude...some days this feeling seems to trump all and I find it sooo hard to get out and move. Even though a popcorn filled tv day is ok every once … Continue reading How I Try…err…Get Outside in Winter
Ever since my son was born, I've been counting down the days until I could share my passion for skiing with him—the time has finally come to hit the hill! Woo-whooo! Last winter we gave him a taste of life on planks. He was only 15 months old but could walk well and was strong … Continue reading Let the Skiing Begin – A Guide to Starting Out
Before my son was even born, my husband asked if I'd be up for doing a winter cabin trip with the baby. Our friends were expecting a baby 6 months before us and thought it would be fun to book a hut with 4 other families, for three days, with 5 kids between us. Sure, … Continue reading Cabin life with no power or water…and a baby?!?
During our evening walk last night, a guy approached me with his 3yr old twins and asked "How old is your son and how did you get him biking like that?" It actually caught me off-guard. I've been asked the question several times before in passing but never really discussed it. But this time was different. … Continue reading Balance Bikes – Tips to get your kid started
It was like a punch to the gut when I saw the snowcasts, pictures, and announcements of "powder days" from local ski hills hitting my phone. I've been an avid skier my whole life and could tell that this was going to be THE year—and I was going to miss out. I had just given … Continue reading The Snow Stroller – Enjoying winter with a baby