The best age for hiking

Before we became parents, E and I loved going for hikes together in Ohio's beautiful, scenic forests - either south to Hocking Hills or north to Mohican State Park. We've hiked alone together, we've hiked with our dogs, but we've always hiked. We went on dozens of wonderful spring, summer and fall hikes in our pre-Zoe years, and even took some great hikes while we were pregnant. Once our little angel arrived, however, she put a bit of a kibosh on our hiking adventures for a time. It wasn't … [Read more...]

Friday Favorites: outdoor family fun in NE Columbus

We’re having such an odd, unseasonably mild Ohio winter. This time last year, I blogged about indoor play spaces for winter fun. But instead of our usual gray days and sub-zero temperatures, lately we’ve been treated to mild weather and sunshine. And I’m not complaining! In fact, we know just where to go on these balmy days. In today’s Friday Favorites, here are our family’s favorite outdoor go-to spots in northeast Columbus. (Side note: I didn’t know whether to call these parks … [Read more...]