Environment, Family, Family Hike Reviews

Red Wing Park Family Hike

So you’ve walked before on the beautiful paved trail through the Japanese garden, but have you ever hiked the secret trail? At the back of the park behind a pavilion, you will find a dirt path into the trees and it’s definitely worth the adventure! Trail Conditions Date: Thursday, April 16, 2020, Time: 3:00pm, Weather:… Continue reading Red Wing Park Family Hike

Environment, Family, Family Hike Reviews

Hoffler Creek Wildlife Preserve Family Hike

We headed to Portsmouth for today’s family adventure and it was well worth it! Trail Conditions Location: 4510 Twin Pines Road, Portsmouth, Virginia 23703 Date: Friday, April 24, 2020 Time: Noon Weather: 75° and Partly Sunny The trail was very well groomed and mostly dirt. Even though it had rained, it wasn’t muddy at all.… Continue reading Hoffler Creek Wildlife Preserve Family Hike

Environment, Family, Family Hike Reviews

Pleasure House Point Natural Area Family Hike

Happy Earth Day! What better way to celebrate than getting outside?? Here is our review of our most recent family hike at Pleasure House Point Natural Area. If you're in Virginia Beach and enjoy the water views, this is your hike! Trail Conditions Location: We entered the trail at 3957 Marlin Bay Drive. Parking was… Continue reading Pleasure House Point Natural Area Family Hike

Environment, Family, Family Hike Reviews, Uncategorized

West Neck Creek Natural Area Family Hike

The coolest, closest, local hike. I had no idea this hidden gem was right down the road from us! Trail Conditions Location: 2249 N. Landing Road, Virginia Beach, VA 23456. Beware...Apple maps took us to the wrong location. The trail entrance is close to the intersection of Princess Anne Road at N. Landing Road right… Continue reading West Neck Creek Natural Area Family Hike

Environment, Family, Family Hike Reviews

Back Bay National Wildlife Refuge Family Hike

Quarantine will make me go crazy if I can't get outside! The kids need some sort of physical outlet and I crave the fresh air. We have been checking out lots of local hiking opportunities not just for our fitness, but also as a living outdoor classroom. Yesterday we visited the Back Bay Wildlife Refuge… Continue reading Back Bay National Wildlife Refuge Family Hike

Fitness, Food, healthy living

Vitamins and Supplements: Good or Bad?

Did you know vitamins supplements are not regulated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration? That's a scary thought considering most of us take a multivitamin every single day. Check out this video from PBS's Frontline show to learn A LOT about this up and coming industry: https://www.pbs.org/video/frontline-supplements-and-safety/ The vitamins and supplements I took during… Continue reading Vitamins and Supplements: Good or Bad?

Baby, Family, Pregnancy, That Crunchy Life

How I Achieved a Natural Birth (and You Can Too!)

When your 2.5 hour labor forces you to give birth in the car, it can be easy to assume that medical intervention was not an option. While this was entirely true (read my whole birth story here), there was actually a lot of work that went to preparing myself for a natural, med-free birth. I… Continue reading How I Achieved a Natural Birth (and You Can Too!)