Floating the Grand Canyon–Unplugged!

August 25, 2014
Havasupai Canyon

I try to encourage my kids not to be scared and try new things even if they are difficult. Stepping out of your comfort zone is hard but when...
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5 Things Your Teenage Driver Should Know About Being Involved in an Accident

August 22, 2014
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When teaching my child to drive I focused on safety: Buckle up. Don’t text and drive. Don’t drink and drive or ever get in a car with someone that...
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Lake Powell Tips

August 11, 2014
Lake Powell Tips

After three consecutive years vacationing in Lake Powell I thought it would be a great time to give some of my  advice on taking a family trip to Powell....
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Axel Project Bicycle Classic

August 15, 2014
Axel Project Bicycle Classic

Mark your calendars for the Axel Project Bicycle Classic on August 30th, which offers three routes, one of which is perfect for families. The free family ride (donations appreciated)...
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Summer 2014 Wildflowers of the San Juan Mountains

July 28, 2014
San Juan Parent Wildflowers

  SJPmamaSJPmama is the founder and editor at San Juan Parent. She created San Juan Parent because she wanted to find fun activities for families in the San Juan...
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Wasatch Trail

July 20, 2014
Wasatch Trail

We recently did the smaller loop of the Wasatch Trail and it was hands down one of the prettiest hikes I’ve ever been on! There are a couple variations...
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Hiking Trails

Wasatch Trail

Wasatch Trail

We recently did the smaller loop of the Wasatch Trail and it was hands down one of the prettiest hikes I’ve ever been on! There are a couple variations of the Wasatch Trail and also different approaches. The longest loop is about 14 miles and goes from town, up Bear Creek, and over to...

Buck Trail

Buck Trail on Uncompahgre Plateau

We recently hiked Buck Trail up on the Uncompahgre Plateau. From Oak Grove Road, head out Highway 90 for about ten minutes until you see the Trailhead on the right.  This trail is a 7 mile loop through the trees  and it goes by a pretty pond.  It drops down initially and winds through...

Zion National Park The Narrows

Zion – My New Favorite National Park

Our family recently visited Zion National Park for just under a week. What a beautful, amazing park to visit! We camped in the Watchman Campground which was nice enough. I have to admit that ‘camping’ was a bit of a stretch here because we borrowed my inlaw’s giant camper. We had electric hookups, but...

San Juan Parent Mom-Boy Adventures

Take Time for the Golden Moments…Mom-Boy Adventures!

I remember being a young mother of two toddlers and hearing friends with older children and other older parents in the store say, “Enjoy this time it goes so fast. Your kids will be grown before you know it.”  I couldn’t possibly imagine that happening at the time as I was in survival mode,...

Summer Bucket List Krista Montalvo

Family Summer Bucket List

This summer our family decided to make a bucket list to hang on our fridge.  When we can’t think of something to do, we can look to our list to make sure we all have the best summer ever.  We all sat around our dinner table last night and discussed all the things that...

Parenting

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5 Things Your Teenage Driver Should Know About Being Involved in an Accident

When teaching my child to drive I focused on safety: Buckle up. Don’t text...

Driving

Learning to Drive Again From the Passenger’s Seat

As adults, we jump into the car just about everyday without much thought, shift...

Photo Credit Jessica Lucia

Summer Chaos

I started this summer out with my typical plans.  We would study Spanish every...

Photo-By-Rochelle,-just-Rochelle

Cash for Candy

From the vault, originally posted in 2011! ___________________________________________________________________________ So, what are you going to...

Motherhood and Pie

Motherhood and Pie: An Epiphany of Epic Baking – Meltdown Proportions

A Guest Post by Trina Hobbs  It all began the other day on Facebook,...


Inspirational Quote

Character is like a tree and reputation like a shadow. The shadow is what we think of it; the tree is the real thing.
Abraham Lincoln