Five Life Lessons I Learned on a Camping Trip: Lesson #5 We Never Stop Learning

Paper plates and the kids' toothbrushes. The two things we forgot to bring with us on this camping trip. Granted it was only our third time camping, but you'd think we would have remembered those two fairly important things. Not to worry we told ourselves, we will just go buy some. We went not once, … Continue reading Five Life Lessons I Learned on a Camping Trip: Lesson #5 We Never Stop Learning

Five Life Lessons I Learned on a Camping Trip: Lesson #4 When the Car Gets Hot, Roll Down the Windows

After three days spent making memories together in a beautiful campground, it was time to pack up and start the trip home. We went through the usual routine of tidying up the trailer and loading everything back into the car next to our three garbage bags full of dirty clothes. The kids of course started asking … Continue reading Five Life Lessons I Learned on a Camping Trip: Lesson #4 When the Car Gets Hot, Roll Down the Windows

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