Anxiety issues, Best Of, guest posts, kids, parenthood

Techie Kids Need Outdoor Adventure More Than Ever (find out why!)

Guest post from author, Daddy and adventure lover, Jeff Alt Why Tech Savvy Children Need Outdoor Adventure More Than Ever Scientific evidence has proven that time spent in nature increases your creativity, helps prevent depression, and improves your overall health.  But, a large segment of children has replaced time in nature with tablets, smartphones &… Read More Techie Kids Need Outdoor Adventure More Than Ever (find out why!)

Essentia Health

Bring on the summer YUM! Chicken Skewers Grillers Recipe

By Shellie Cibuzar, licensed and registered dietitian at Essentia Health-St. Joseph’s Medical Center. A big part of our No Bummer Summer is grilling and picnicking. On a summer day, spicy chicken skewers sizzling on the grill are one of my mouth-watering favorites. Grilling often focuses on meats, especially beef and pork. Opting for chicken or turkey… Read More Bring on the summer YUM! Chicken Skewers Grillers Recipe

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

product reviews

Arbonne’s Immunity Support-My Secret Weapon Against Colds

As my age approached the Big-Five-O, I’ve come to the realization that there are certain things I will not, can not, do without. This list includes my kids, my friends, my favorite  AC/DC hoodie, my comfy yoga pants, ranch dressing, my NutriBullet and my iPhone 5. Another “must have” a.k.a “stuff I swear by” is… Read More Arbonne’s Immunity Support-My Secret Weapon Against Colds

No Bummer Summer

At-Home Summer Nature Camp eCurriculum=An Awesome Way for Kids to Engage with Nature

Summer is almost upon us and our kids are squirming with anticipation at the thought of summer and freedom. I predict that will last roughly two weeks, then the whining, boredom and bickering will set in. 🙁 BUT, as always, the FranticCrew will be engaging in our annual No Bummer Summer Quest. This quest involves… Read More At-Home Summer Nature Camp eCurriculum=An Awesome Way for Kids to Engage with Nature