No Bummer Summer

Crocs, Snakes and Other Cool Things | Reptile Gardens of South Dakota

And our yearly Quest for a No Bummer Summer continues! Like all good adventures in life, one must have a Plan to squeeze out every drop of summertime fun. In the past our Plan has been to create the No Bummer Summer List which contained fun (budget friendly) things to do with suggestions made by the whole… Read More Crocs, Snakes and Other Cool Things | Reptile Gardens of South Dakota

No Bummer Summer

Traveling in South Dakota | The Highlights and the Things I would do Differently

My heart is still in the Badlands of South Dakota. Sounds a little corny, I know-but that National Park is forever embedded in my mind as one of the most serene and peaceful places I have ever been. To reach this majestic destination was it was an awesome trip, but a loooonnnngggg drive. Eleven hours from… Read More Traveling in South Dakota | The Highlights and the Things I would do Differently

Essentia Health, kids, No Bummer Summer, parenthood

Road Trip Nibbles-healthy snack option that are under 200 calories!) #EssentiaHealth

** By Bonnie Brost, licensed and registered dietitian at Essentia Health. Choosing healthy snacks is more important than ever in our culture because very few of us eat sit-down meals. Often we race through each day without much thought about when or what we will eat. More than nine out of 10 American adults snack… Read More Road Trip Nibbles-healthy snack option that are under 200 calories!) #EssentiaHealth

No Bummer Summer, parenthood, product reviews

No Bummer Summer: The International Wolf Center of Ely, MN

Earlier this week I found myself staring at my calendar, noting the date and feeling a mixture of relief and sadness. Relief because…well…this mama could use a break. Sadness because what I saw was that our summer is winding down and soon the kids will be back in school. Those who have been following our… Read More No Bummer Summer: The International Wolf Center of Ely, MN

No Bummer Summer

No Bummer Summer- Just a Little Tadpole Fun

This last Saturday (June 13th) was National Get Outdoors Day. National Get Outdoors Day is a new annual event to encourage healthy, active outdoor fun. Participating partners will offer opportunities for American families to experience traditional and non-traditional types of outdoor activities.Prime goals of the day are reaching first-time visitors to public lands and reconnecting… Read More No Bummer Summer- Just a Little Tadpole Fun