Sunday

I want to write about my experience so far being at home, solo, with two small kids. My experience, actually, has been quite good. Definitely not without it’s ups and downs, and our world is about to change as the boys go back to school for distance learning … I’m not quite sure how we…

Social Distancing & All That

I read something recently that said, write things down during this time. Remember your feelings during this time, but also remember the good. I loved this advice. As someone who used to write a lot, I’ve been battling my feelings — good and bad — while we’ve been on lockdown. So, here we go. So…

Hello Again

Well hello again. I have this tendency when blogging in recent years to start a new project, feel like I can ONLY write about that one topic, and then lose interest. Which, is pretty much what happened last year. I also got divorced, went back to work full time, and completely fell into survival mode….

My Weekend in Moab

Last Wednesday, at approximately 2:00 PM, my divorce was finalized in the eyes of the law. It was emotional … more so than I thought it would be, as I had truly come to terms with this direction in life a long time ago. I’ve started the process of moving forward, and grieved the loss…

July

This past weekend, I flew to Seattle to drop off my kids with my mom for the next month. While I’m very excited about the solo time, it’s also very lonely. It’s amazing how you get used to the noise and the chaos, and even though it frustrates me to no end some days, I…

Rocky Mountain National Park

Last summer, I was able to hike through the Rocky Mountain National Park, near Estes Park, Colorado. I had been there many times before — as a grad student living in Denver, back in the day, RMNP was a frequent place to visit, when we needed a break, and needed to get out of the…

And Here We Are

Well. Here we are. It’s been a hot minute since I wrote, and I have so many hikes to catch up (both in posting and actual hiking) but life has been incredibly chaotic these past few months, and getting any kind of momentum has been hard to achieve. Last month, I went back to work…

52 Hike Challenge: Ute Valley (4/52)

It was a beautiful day, and as a family, we needed to get out and enjoy the glorious Colorado sunshine! I had driven by this park a couple days before, and had completely forgotten that I had hiked it last year with a group of awesome women. One of my favorite things about Colorado Springs…

10 Tips for Hiking with Kids

As a mom of two boys, hiking by myself isn’t always feasible. While I do love a good few hours out in nature alone, occasionally, if I want to be OUT, I have to take the kids with me. Which is honestly, 100% fine. My two boys are 5 & 7 years old, and they…

52 Hike Challenge: Red Rocks Canyon Open Space (3/52)

This may seem like a redundant post, but as mentioned previously … we hike Red Rocks Canyon pretty often. This one was pretty special, because we were saying goodbye to friends. I have found that finding friends as an adult is especially challenging, and while our friends M & K were not in our lives for very long, we had a blast getting to know them.