Monthly Archives: October 2014

Motivating Reluctant Hikers

 After stalling at the trailhead with our out-of-town visitors, I finally walked back to the parking lot to find my dawdling 8-year-old. He was sitting on the bumper of our minivan, arms folded in defiance. “I don’t want to hike today!” he insisted. We’d promised our guests a perfect afternoon outing at Picchetti Ranch Open […]

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More Surprises

Last week I wrote about being surprised by a piano at Alviso Marina. Turns out that our unexpected piano is part of an ongoing project called Sunset Piano, wherein two artists place pianos in various unusual locations to see how people react. Santa Clara County welcomed the project this fall, and pianos can be found […]

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Surprises

I’ve been leading weekly events for Stroller Hikes for seven years now, so I feel comfortably familiar with the various locations where my children and I hike. Yet there are still times when something unexpected takes me by surprise, like this week at Alviso Marina. There we were, three moms and six kids, hiking our […]

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Shout-out from M Magazine

Many new parents experience a panicky restlessness during those early days of taking care of a new baby. Stay-at-home parents, especially, feel a need to get out of the house and find worthwhile activities that can be done with a child in tow. In the May/June issue of M Magazine, Elizabeth Kang describes her search for […]

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Manzanita Trees

This week, I hiked at St. Josph’s Hill County Park, a hidden gem nestled between Novitiate Park and Lexington Reservoir County Park. During my hike, I was surprised by not only the spectacular views of the reservoir and the surrounding mountains but also the diverse array of plants in the park. While I was there, […]

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