5 Gift Ideas for Outdoorsy and On-The-Go Toddlers

The holiday season is fast approaching, and with that comes my annual tradition of providing you with some gift ideas! This year I thought I’d do toddler-specific gift ideas, since that’s the phase we’re in (and “children’s toys” are often unsuitable for little ones!) Here are some of my picks this year:

Will I Ever Make the “Transition” to Parenthood?

Since the beginning, this website was positioned to examine the transition of outdoor adventurers to parenthood, the emphasis being on transition. But a transition implies there is an end point or a new phase – like reaching a summit – and so far in parenthood, I feel like I’m on a neverending climb. Just when I think I have reached the top, when I think perhaps I have made that ‘transition’, I realize I have so much farther to go.

6 Powerful Words Parents Can Say to their Kids

I can’t put my finger on the exact moment I first heard the phrase, but it stuck with me. I think I was pregnant and probably soaking up all the best advice I could get on being a positive influence on my child. In my mind, my own attitude played an important role in raising a happy, healthy, and confident little girl in a world that often praises good achievements and performances. The words came to mind again today during a routine trip to the playground…