Monthly Archives: December 2015

Finish Strong

As we tie a bow around 2015 we’d like to encourage you all the finish the year strong! I love this picture of my two girls pumped up and ready for a hike. I have a similar feeling after conquering the transition from home to hike. Loading the kids in the car can sometimes feel […]

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Happy Holidays from Stroller Hikes

A friend of mine likes to say “A change is as good as a break,” which is sometimes how I feel about parenting over the holidays. Even though traveling with my family can be stressful and inconvenient and not really a “break” for me, I still feel rejuvenated when it’s over, both because I spend […]

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When things don’t go as planned

This week I’m thinking about how we react when things don’t go as planned, and this week that seemed most of the time, for both big and small things. From a child who didn’t nap when I expected him to, to a yoga teacher not showing up for class, to a friend’s sad miscarriage, to my husband’s surprise career decisions, […]

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No Bad Weather, Only Inappropriate Clothing

With the weather turning cold and rainy, I’ve been getting lots of questions about cancelled hikes. While each hike leader gets to make her own decision, my children and I go out in most weather. Here in the Bay Area, where weather conditions are rarely dangerous, I want my kids to learn that when we […]

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