Enjoying Spring Like Weather

The first Spring like day happened over the weekend and what do you do when Spring like weather occurs? Well in this family we head outside… Do not let the sight of snow fool you, this day was super warm and enjoyable. The kids and I set outside on what was meant to be just another outdoor day. But once those tracks were found, it was game on! The kids had fun following the tracks of whatever animal they were from while playing the guessing game of whether the tracks were that of a badger, a dog or a coyote. […]

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That Moment of Hesitation of Stopping to ask if Someone Needs Help

I remember growing up, one time my Dad had picked up a hitch hiker. I have the worst memory ever, but for some reason this memory surfaces every so often when I see someone hitch hiking. The man my Dad picked up had this blue thing in the back of his pocket that looked, to me, as a handle to a knife. I recall being slightly scared but I also knew that my Dad had everything under control, should something bad happen. As a child I always remember my Dad being that person who everyone seemed to like, but piss […]

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Having Family Fun in the Woods is Great Exercise

One fine day I was having a bad case of the grumpies. My children, who love trying to make Mama forget her grumpies, because that is what I do for them, decided that going down to the river to skip rocks and see what we see would be a grand idea. Little did I know that when we arrived the kids would run out of the car, before I could even open my car door, and end up finding a trail to walk down. I suppose it was my daughters doing, getting her brothers to follow her towards the woods […]

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The Easiest Ways to Incorporate a Walk Into your Daily Routine

Fitness is very important to me, not only as an individual, but as a Mom. You see, I firmly believe in teaching through example and if I am not being active on my own then neither will my children think to be active on their own. That is why I spend quick moments making sure that I walk a bit more each day, these short walks really help to keep my weight going down, muscle tone building and of course walks are a great way to have a fun time with my children. Pictured above you will see  my three […]

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Taking a Hike up Mt Kearsarge at Rollins State Park in Warner, NH

The family had a last minute idea to take a hike, the wind was blowing keeping the hot temperatures from totally killing us and so we thought it was ideal weather for a hike. The question was, where would we go? We didn’t want to go to Mt Ascutney in Vermont for we hiked that when Aj was a baby, we thought about the tall trees in Bradford, NH but again we’ve seen them 100 times already. Since we wanted somewhere different that wasn’t too expensive, we decided upon Mt Kearsarge. I have never gone to this mountain and there’s […]

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A Relaxing but Fun Family Walk

Last weekend my family and I decided to venture out and take in the scenes of an old railroad track turned four wheeling trail. There is this old train bridge, not sure if it is really a train bridge per say but that’s what my three year old son calls it, and he’s been begging to check it out. The view was gorgeous, and although I am extremely afraid of heights we did capture some great family photos.  One thing that our family enjoys doing together is taking walks, but we don’t like taking walks down the main road, rather […]

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Wishing I was a Shopaholic

I am not your typical female, no offense to females in general, but many of my girlfriends or those girls who are dating my guy friends love to shop. I am not a shopaholic at all, but sometimes I wish I had the skill to go into a store and just shop for more than what I need. I do know that at this time I have to try to find a a way to afford a few things I need such as trail running shoes so that I can have a good pair of shoes for hiking and walking. […]

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Vacation Ideas That Save Money

If you have a vacation planned in the future it’s best to search out the best in vacation deals via the World Wide Web. Many less known vacation destinations such as Washington, New Mexico or Sante Fa may offer you the chance to do a lot of activities while staying within your budget.  Think of some vacation ideas for your family to include activities you all enjoy, maybe hiking is one of your family’s favorite outdoor activity, hiking is very popular in the less known vacation destinations, simply research the location and I bet you will find a great hiking […]

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Short Visit Makes For Not Enough Time

As most of you know, @MommaDJane visited my home this past weekend.  @MommaDJane stayed in my home for three nights after we picked her up from the  Manchester, NH airport. Most may not know she hates to fly but she flew on two planes to come meet my family and me for the first time! {Thank you BTW for braving that trip alone Dwan} Friday we sort of spent recouping from her trip from Texas to New Hampshire and Saturday we woke up ready to go visit my family farm. I was able to get @MommaDJane to sit on an […]

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