The Real Voyage of Discovery

Parenthood is all about learning to see the world through the eyes of a child. This is something I learned early on in my journey as a mother, and it is the basis for the short film, Eye of the Beholder (a collaborative project with Doug Urquhart of The Upthink Lab and composer Michael Wynne). I wrote all about it in How My Daughter Inspired a Film that Went “Viral.” But for today, here’s a quote to remind you that life is all about the small things and in gaining new perspective on the familiar.

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2014: A Year of Hopes and Dreams

It’s hard to think that any other year could be as intensely emotional and joy-filled or adventurous as this one. But another year lies ahead, and one that I am looking forward to with a good helping of curiosity. Life with a one-year-old will bring many new experiences. Careers are shifting. And home is becoming more settled even while adventure and travel are on the books. New Years is a day of resolutions, and while many people struggle to keep them, I am one of the luckier ones for whom goal setting does a great deal of good. Without being too strict or specific, there are a few things on my mind as we kick off a new year.

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Thankful for #OutdoorFamilies Instagram Contest

Sometimes the right gear is all you need to make the most of your time outside with your family.

Well, here’s your chance to win some sweet prizes ($2500 worth!) – from a baby carrier cover to mittens, baby skates and gift cards! Ten bloggers have teamed up to bring you the #OutdoorFamilies giveaway on Instagram! To enter, simply share a picture of you and your family doing an outdoor activity on Instagram and use the hashtags #outdoorfamilies and #thankfulforfamilies. Be sure to check out the full contest rules at the bottom of this post.

Contest runs from November 19-26, 2013.

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