Entries by Jason

Vitamin N: Backyard Fort Building

It’s 6:48 AM on a Monday morning. As I stir eggs in a frying pan, my daughter, Nyla asks, “can we eat breakfast in the fort?” I smile and say, “sure, sweetie.” I finish up cooking, serve up on metal … Read more

Creek Tubing: Hazards & Tips

Tubing is great summer fun! But it does present some dangers, especially for younger children or anyone not experienced in navigating a river.

The greatest danger on even small creeks like the St. Vrain is a strainer. A strainer is … Read more

The Backyard Play Revolution

In The Backyard Play Revolution I share what I learned from six years of research and experimenting, corresponding to the first six years of my daughter’s life (during which time, my son came along and joined in the fun). It

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Mud Kitchen In A Day

Mud Kitchen In A Day was my first book I wrote and had published. It is designed to be a short read for busy (exhausted!) parents and chronicles the lovely experience I had collaborating with my children over a spring … Read more

Gear Philosophy

I love gear. I’d rather have more gear than a fancy shirt or dress up shoes. But gear is expensive and with a family to support my gear budget is pretty minimal. To make the most of it, here’s my … Read more