Outdoor Adventures with Infants and Toddlers Part II: A Tantrum Over a Leaf, Now It’s a Party

Coaches routinely employ rousing speeches and inspirational stories to motivate their teams to play better. The same holds true with my friend Andrea Bertini, a coach for a university women’s basketball team and the co-author of this blog. Through the years she’s successfully coached and coaxed her teams to reach heights they never dreamt possible. […]

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Outdoor Adventures with Infants and Toddlers Part I: “You’re not going to take a stroller?”

Professors are a strange bunch. They live in an abstract world filled with ideas and hypotheses guided by theories and paradigms. They seem to be in a perpetual state of conducting research on their theories yet they seldom have the opportunity to test their theories in the “real world.” My good friends, Diana Schwartz, PhD […]

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Happy 4th of July!

Today’s post is necessarily short and sweet. Why? The sun is shining, it’s a holiday and it’s past time to get outside and go for a little adventure. We’re off to canoe a lazy river littered with dinosaur bones. It’s hard to say who’s more excited – our 2-year-old guest or his almost 30-year-0ld father. Summertime in […]

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Backpacking with Babies

“You take the high road and I’ll take the low road…” We sang a lot of different tunes heading down the trail. It helped take our minds off the weight of our backpacks. Other hikers never thought we were strange.  We came with a license to sing – our daughter.  Her inaugural backpacking trip was […]

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Canoeing the Missouri River

Every May long weekend, we try to kick off the paddling season with a multi-day canoe trip – but sometimes Mother Nature has other plans. Our goal was to paddle a short section of the White Cliffs downstream of Fort Benton on the Missouri River. Wind howled as we set up tents and unloaded boats […]

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Family Camping Adventures

It’s an addiction, no doubt about it.  Ski season has barely passed and we’re packing up and going camping – again! Of course not all trips are alike.  On one expedition, a mere 24 hours after leaving home, we were tracing the route of early Mormon pioneers heading from Salt Lake City to settle in […]

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