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A Mother-Son Adventure Eve

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I haven’t had much time to blog about it,  but tomorrow the boys and I embark on our annual Mother-Sons trip.

Last year we had an amazing week in Utah, Idaho and Wyoming — click here to see all the pics. 

2015 Mother-Sons Adventure


2015 was our coastal highway adventure. Well, just the older one and I, Little Bean was a little too little — click here for pics. 

Mother-son trip 2015


2014 we went rafting! Again just the older one and I; he was 7 at the time — click here for pics. 

Mother-son adventure - rafting


The whole tradition started with a simple day trip to Washington, DC in 2013 — click here for more pics. 

mother-sons trip DC


I live for these trips. They are by far the highlight of my year, and if you really must know, the reason I went back to working a more traditional job. When you’re a weight-loss blogger who is no longer that interested in losing weight and a mediocre food blogger at best, it’s  time to start looking for other ways to generate an income.

So I may be working more and blogging less but I knew I needed more cash to feed my travel habit. This year I have quite a few trips planned, and my season kicks off with this Northeast road trip.

northeast road trip

We leave tomorrow and I couldn’t be more excited, although it’s always mixed with a bit of nervous anxiousness. As anyone with kids knows, vacationing with them isn’t always a vacation for, well, you. Especially when you are the only adult on the trip. But I know we’ll have fun. We always do.

In other news…

  • I finally posted on GreenLiteBites sharing my first ever brisket experience. I can’t believe I waited until I was nearly 40 to make one. It’s going in regular rotation for sure! So so good and easy!
  • I’ve been KILLING it at the gym lately. Really I feel like a beast in the best possible way. This morning I did 14 rope climbs. FOURTEEN! And I didn’t blog about it but last weekend I somehow placed 1st in a local scaled competition.
  • I shared this article about exercise on the #wycwyc facebook page. It’s such a great read. I’m one of those crazy people who works out an hour a day doing crazy stuff at the gym now, but I wasn’t always like this. My journey started by simply walking and it really was the beginning of a big shift in my life. I feel better now pushing 40 than I ever did in my 20s and it’s not because of my weight. It’s because I move so much more now.

Ok, I think that’s it from me tonight. I need to finish packing. I’ve got a big day tomorrow!


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    June 22, 2016

    Safe travels! You are much braver than me :)


    June 22, 2016

    If you’re anywhere near Littleton, NH, you have to go to Chutters! :)


    June 22, 2016

    Have a great time on your trip! I live in Portland, Maine and think you will have a great time here. There are tons of fun things for you and the boys to do here. If you need any suggestions, just let me know!

    Karen Z

    June 22, 2016

    Have a wonderful trip – such beautiful places you will see. When traveling with my kids I always packed a Frisbee or a wiffle bat and ball to get in some good “leg stretching” at the rest stops.


    June 22, 2016

    Can’t wait to hear all about it! Safe travels!

    Mary Nell

    June 23, 2016

    I love traveling, too. It is difficult to get away for long periods of time so our new goal will be long weekend trips! Enjoy :).