Summer Fun in Idaho: Boise’s Best Beach

Summer Fun in Idaho: Boise’s Best Beach Wait. Isn’t Idaho landlocked? Well, yes. Yes, it is. But Boise also has lakes, rivers, streams, waterparks, and reservoirs. Hands down one of the best places to enjoy the water, especially when small children are involved, is Sandy Point in Lucky Peak State Park....

Summer Fun in Idaho: Garden Valley’s Hidden Adventure

Summer Fun in Idaho: Garden Valley’s Hidden Adventure For years my family has enjoyed escaping to Garden Valley. And for years, truth be told, there hasn’t been much there beyond exploring the outdoors via a good old fashioned hike, which is kind of why we like it. As our kids creep ever closer toward tweendom, however,...

Only God Can Fudge Me

Only God Can Fudge Me Does her tattoo have the word fudge in it?  I inched closer.    Fudge me.  It said something about… … fudge me.    That can’t be right.  Can it?    We stood in a foot of water at the edge of a lake. This was my first group-camping trip. Friends had invited...

Camping Survival Guide

Camping Survival Guide This piece originally appeared on Scary Mommy.  It’s that time of year again. My husband can’t resist the urge to build fires and look online at expensive camping gadgets. I want to point out the irony that he’s shopping online in an effort to camp, which is...