Five Life Lessons I Learned on a Camping Trip: Lesson #3 Getting Dirty Is Inevitable

One of the first things I noticed about the campground we were at was how absolutely beautiful it was. Everywhere you looked it was stately trees, or views of the deceptively large mountains, all set under the dramatic sky, where the clouds and the sun took turns chasing each other for the duration of our … Continue reading Five Life Lessons I Learned on a Camping Trip: Lesson #3 Getting Dirty Is Inevitable

Five Life Lessons I Learned on a Camping Trip: Lesson #2 Mindfulness Is Not Just For Hippies

If you've never been camping, let me just tell you that you learn a lot about yourself and your routines when you find yourself crammed into a small space without your normal "things" and have to make do with what you got. Like instead of pushing the button on your instant coffee maker and having … Continue reading Five Life Lessons I Learned on a Camping Trip: Lesson #2 Mindfulness Is Not Just For Hippies

Five Life Lessons I Learned on a Camping Trip: Lesson #1 When the Plan Falls Apart, Begin Again

For Spring Break this year, our family took to the road with our trailer and drove about five hours north to visit our family. The trip had been long anticipated, and everyone was excited to see family and camp for three nights. This was the first time we would be spending more than just one … Continue reading Five Life Lessons I Learned on a Camping Trip: Lesson #1 When the Plan Falls Apart, Begin Again

Trading Spaces: We Switched Rooms With Our Kids (And It’s AWESOME)

Over the years as homeowners I've had some pretty far fetched or off the wall design ideas, most of which never came to be (probably a good thing for half of them!) but my most recent one actually turned out better than I had even hoped! Our house is laid out in a way that … Continue reading Trading Spaces: We Switched Rooms With Our Kids (And It’s AWESOME)