Boxes, and packing, and packing paper, and bubble wrap…. that has been the sum of my days for the past week. If you’ve ever moved before you have felt my pain… unfortunately, the logistics of planning a move off of an island in Alaska are pretty terrible, but we’ve figured it out and things seem… Read more Packing, packing, and more packing!
2 years ago today we had our last camping spot in the lower 48 before driving into Canada. Aurora was 16 months when we did the long haul drive from Arizona to Anchorage. Now, in a little over a week, we will get on a ferry and move, yet again, to another part of Alaska!… Read more Moving Again!
The other day she helped me prep up a delicious fresh caught Sockeye Salmon filet that our neighbors brought us. She did a great job prepping and then thoroughly enjoyed munching on her hard work. As difficult as it can be sometimes to have Aurora help in the kitchen, I can already see the benefits… Read more Cooking with Chef Aurora: Orange Glazed Herb Salmon
I consider myself a pretty minimalistic parent. We don’t have the house cluttered in toys and the toys that we do have, we try and gear them towards imagination and STEM learning. Last year, Aurora’s Grandma Liz bought her some Playmags. If you don’t know what Playmags are they’re pretty much squares and triangles with… Read more Playmags
One of my favorite activities to do in Alaska when the sun is shining is to go for a hike! But hiking with kids isn’t climbing up mountains or traversing rivers…it’s more of a slow stroll through the forest. Tips for hiking with a toddler… Go slow Use everything as a learning/teaching moment Have a… Read more Hiking with Toddlers