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5 Backyard Projects to Get Kids Outside

Every year, as summer winds down, I start thinking about my summer vacations as a kid, and I get a sudden impulse to throw my kids out the door and say “Go explore!” I’ve tried to keep my kids “unplugged” as much as possible, but if I don’t help them find something to do, sending […]

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Melanoma Brought Us Together

Melanoma brought us together for the best of reasons, and the worst of reasons. This past weekend, June 17-18, was the Indianapolis-based Outrun the Sun 12th annual 5-mile for melanoma fundraising and awareness. With an array of events from a 1 km walk to the full-fledged 5-mile race, Fort Harrison State Park was where all […]

Will Greece get a Haircut in the Eurozone?

Just yesterday I decided to take a moment from my usual summer intellectual pursuits (reading comics and playing Clash of Clans) to understand just what the hell is going on in Greece. Each article I read left me more confused than the last. Soon my tabs were full of search results for questions like: What […]

How to Get More Active This Summer

The arrival of warm weather presents a great opportunity to adjust your lifestyle to include more outdoor activity. But if you’re not normally the type to be active and you are feeling a bit intimidated about starting, it can be hard to figure out what sorts of activities will be good for you. Here is […]

Back to School: Getting Back My Me Time

Not too long ago, I wrote about how everyone, including the kids, could use a break at this point. The summer has not been anything like what we had expected, and I’m afraid the kids will return to school this week and tell everyone that their summer mostly sucked because of it all. By the […]

Jamaican Jerk Chicken Thighs with Root Vegetables and Broccoli

Sometimes you make food based on seasons, sometimes you make it based on your mood.  Many times we make recipes in our household that reflect how it feels outside. However, this recipe is screaming from the top of a mountain that we are finished with winter, and we long for warmer temperatures (even in North […]

Get Out and Play; Raising an Active Child

Whilst speaking at a soccer coaching clinic a few years back, someone asked “How do you get the kids to practice on their own at home?” Quite a head-scratcher for a middle-aged guy.  I grew up in an era when kids lived outside; pre-VCRs and DVDs, pre-console gaming, pre-everything electronically addictive. We made a lot […]

Go Outside and Live!

  I’m bored… Go outside and play!   Outside!  Outside is even boring-er than inside! I was an outdoor kid.  Other than meals, sleeping, and school, I was outside.  I don’t remember ever saying I was bored unless I was trapped inside because the weather was really bad.  Thankfully, my kids are outdoor kids too because it drives […]

The Ribz Front Pack – A Must-Have for Outdoor Adventure (Review)

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received a Ribz Front Pack for free from Ribz as coordinated by Deep Creek Public Relations for this review. The official start of Fall is September 22nd. This is the time of year when you will start to see the leaves change, the air will get crisp, and the temperatures […]

Embracing the Outdoors

How do we spend our time outdoors? What are the rules? When do we enjoy the outdoors the most? Our family is not what you’d call classically “outdoorsy” people. Nor are we couch potatoes. I’d like to think we are adaptable. When the weather commands it, we are content to eat through a bag of […]