Family Playtime: 40 Fun Activities

Family Playtime: 40 Fun Activities

Imagine standing at the other end of this year. A glance back into 2016 and what would you hope to see? I’ve pondered on this often as I step into this new year. One yearning that stands out for me is to spend many “I’m going to treasure this forever” moments with my family. You […]

Arches National Park

Arches National Park

This Thanksgiving break, my family and I traveled to Moab, Utah for a day trip at Arches National Park. I’ve visited this park a few times before, and once again I marveled at the spectacular landscapes this park showcases. We were blessed with a day filled with striking blue skies, mild temperatures, and family togetherness.  […]

24 Days of Cherishing Christmas Together as a Family

24 Days of Cherishing Christmas Together as a Family

I love Christmas—its traditions, its beautiful memories, and most importantly, its meaning. But sometimes in the midst of this lovely season, I can easily find myself immersed in busyness. How I yearn to slow down this year and cherish each and every day with my family, to really connect with them and treasure the true […]

Embark on Storytelling Adventures

Embark on Storytelling Adventures

“Creativity is contagious, pass it on” – Albert Einstein As a mom and fiction writer, I love encouraging my nine-year-old son to use his imagination. What better way to do that than through storytelling. Storytelling can take many forms. It can be the act of writing a creative story on paper or typing it on […]

Creative Writing with Candy

Creative Writing with Candy

A night out trick or treating. Jack-o-lantern buckets brimming with candy and pillowcases about to burst at the seams. Little hands digging through treasures, tearing wrappers open and indulging in this once a year candy overload. Many of us parents stare at the cache of candy with mixed emotions. Nostalgia overwhelms as we remember our trick or […]

Pumpkin Time

Pumpkin Time

My little guy LOVES Star Wars and gets a kick out of playing Angry Birds Star Wars. So it made perfect sense this autumn season for us to decorate mini pumpkins as characters from Angry Birds Star Wars. With some basic supplies in hand, we spent a few hours over the weekend converting seven mini pumpkins into beloved characters: […]

Around the World in a Summer (Introduction & Week 1 Itinerary)

Around the World in a Summer (Introduction & Week 1 Itinerary)

My seven-year-old son and I are embarking on an adventure this summer—an educational expedition that will take us around the world over the next 11 weeks. As armchair travelers, we’ll be learning all sorts of things about each region we visit, including its geography, people and cultures, history, cuisine, contributions to art and literature, and […]

Colorado’s Spruce Creek Trail and Mohawk Lakes (with Photos)

Colorado’s Spruce Creek Trail and Mohawk Lakes (with Photos)

With hiking season just around the corner, I thought I’d share one of my favorite places to hike in Colorado. Four years ago, my family discovered a gem tucked away in the mountains near Breckenridge, Colorado ~ Spruce Creek Trail. My son was three at the time, and with the help of a Kelty child […]