Nyla embraces her little brother, Silas, at the head of the mountain bike trail at Mud Lake. Then, in a flash, the children zoom off into the forest leaving Silas and I in a cloud of dust. Through the woods … Read more
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Entries by Jason
Across the St. Vrain creek a fallen tree lay, soggy, water rushing over and beneath, Nyla and her friends balancing precariously on top to drop an intake line into the glacier-cold current and then pump the filter over and over … Read more
We’re trying our best to raise our children with minimal screen time when they are young. For each child, we’ve put together a travel pack that consists of screen-free activities. Here’s what is in our travel packs today:
- Sketch Pad
- Beautiful vintage style gives children a memorable trip
- Compact design makes for easy parking and campsite selection
- Integrated appliances and furniture offers easy cooking in all weather
- Pop-top with extra bed easily fits a family of four for sleeping
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
The St. Vrain River ran shallow and mellow – perfect for floating with little ones. Just before we beached on the sand bar, a few children plunged into the cool waters and began to tow our inner tube train back … Read more
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
In Unplugged I share how to build a family nature club. It has and continues to have a profound effect on our family and community. The book demystifies the process and shares our first-hand experiences to give you inspiration and … Read more
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