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Just how do you tell a mere 2.5-year-old blond that she gets to go see a 700-year-old house carved into a hole of a limestone canyon wall and make it sound fun? Can she possibly understand it? Not ...
Reader question: "How often do you find the actual need for 4x4?  Would a 2wd with a rear locker get us most places? I ask this because of the cost of the 4x4 is way more in most cases than that of ...
Created on Tue Jul 6, 2010
Brooke was prepping for a bike ride with my parents just yesterday, and she committed a serious mistake. Are you sitting down? She asked my dad if he had a bike helmet. This is grave because she didn't ...
The rocks, sand, and wild desert vegetation of the Baja pensinsula made up the backdrop for our family road adventure this summer. Greg and I can take partial credit for this successful vacation, ...
No camping child is complete without a t-shirt like this. Are you thinking the same thing I am?  Yeah. Why is that graham cracker missing a tooth?
Created on Sat May 22, 2010
Let's say you're meeting her for the first time; the girl of your wild dreams.  Maybe you're at the coffee shop or at a party. It doesn't matter. Something about her draws you in.  It is good. You ...
The Phoenix-area is a great launching point for 2-3 day weekend road trip "mini-vacations." With a young daughter we try to minimize the driving and include more hands-on experiences that appeal to ...
When the couple from Alaska sat down to chat with me and Brooke about thier plans to spend two years on the road with their children (and likely in a Global Expedition Vehicle), they smiled and implored ...
The big question mark about taking your children on a first camping trip is probably, "will she be able to sleep out there?" Fears about nighttime tears loom over parents, causing some to avoid backcountry ...
The JJ Cole Essentials Sling back diaper bag has gone everywhere with us for two-and-a-half years because it's ideal for moms (or dads) who prefer to travel light and like a stylish, rugged diaper ...
Created on Wed Jan 13, 2010
You're going to find me despicable. This, my confession, is supposed to be a preemptive measure so The Universe goes easy on the Karma tomorrow. When I picked up Chloe from her GiGi tonight, Chloe didn't ...
If you're the sort who's not fond of phrases like "happy holidays," prepare for your blood to boil. Here's a winter greeting in our house these days: KICK IT, FUNKY SNOWMAN!
Created on Thu Nov 19, 2009
When I was in the fourth grade, a classmate of mine was pulled out of school for a year.  She shrunk back as we kids prodded her, wanting to know what was going on.  Most kids who get yanked from school ...

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