Professor Mom

Chronicles the life of a mom, teacher, and writer trying to stay sane amid the chaos of daily life.

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Omaha Mama's picture Omaha Mama

That looks like so much fun! We have a forest near our house (about a 1/2 hour drive) that has trails to hike through it. There is also a boardwalk that's more accessible for people with disabilities or families with younger kids. I've always meant to get the kids out there. Now that it's nice, we should really get out there. If only we didn't have something on the calendar every weekend now till May!


Aliki McElreath's picture Aliki McElreath

If you do get a free weekend, try and give orienteering a go. I bet you could even make-up your own small course, and give the kids a compass and home-made maps. It would still be a blast!


mouse's picture mouse

I shouldn't be surprised--our little town is very outdoorsy and several areas have hiking trails practically out the back door--but the ONE club in our state is located right here; the organizers are even in our neighborhood.

We really want to get Scooter outside more. It's usually been a calming influence for him, but he doesn't like hiking much. Maybe if we hand him a compass, he'll be more inclined.


Aliki McElreath's picture Aliki McElreath

L. hates group and team activities--loathes them. But the thing about orienteering is that it's a very individual sport, and involves a lot of thought and self-direction--a lot of control, which L. likes. I think Scooter might really enjoy it!