Tag: hiking with toddlers

Why I Hike With My Children

Most days, I just want my boys away from the television screen and me away from the junk food in the pantry. That’s why we go hiking—the 2-year-old, 4-year-old, and me. Otherwise, my stomach would be full of Goldfish, and their little brains would be full of Paw Patrol before 10:00 a.m. Being outside, exploring …

Back in Time: Russell Cave National Monument

I had to get out of the house—we’d been trapped inside all morning waiting on an appliance technician. The 3.5-year-old wanted to explore and was still on a cave kick after seeing Mammoth Cave National Park in Kentucky. Loaded in the car, we took the 45-minute trip down the road, to the Northeast corner of …