Tag Archives: adventure

Why Maine went from being “home” to “Vacationland”

By Kelsey Halm Have you ever questioned your own sanity? I don’t do it frequently – but a couple of weeks ago my husband and I packed our entire lives into a 16′ moving truck and relocated 1200 miles South of Bangor  to Charleston, S.C. In fact, within the past 365 days, we’ve done 4 […]

WHERE are you reading?

When the warm sunshine isn’t beckoning us, it’s sometimes harder to think about getting outdoors. As the colder weather starts to settle in, I’ve begun to think about different ways to keep screentime to a minimum. One of the things we will be doing each week, is taking our books with us on an “adventure.” Often […]

Getting outside with a purpose

When I first had the idea of a “screen free” summer, I was unsure of how to approach the subject with a 5-year-old. How would I explain that Sofia the First and The Pioneer Woman (girl likes her cooking shows) wouldn’t be spending much time with us during vacation? I wouldn’t. From my experience, which […]

Looking at a familiar place with new eyes

“This is so fun,” she squealed, sifting sand into a pail of water. Moments later she repeated the sentiment: “This is SO fun!” Hours earlier, Lexi walked out of school with an entire year of kindergarten behind her. As the tiny humans showered one another with affection, shouting “have a good summer … see you […]