Owyhee’s Redemptive Brown Trout

Much needed redemption started with a turn down Chicken Dinner Road as we headed towards the Owyhee River… Not the kind of ‘redemption’ from something someone needs saving from, like on the Bob Marley song, but more of the shallow-type like when a fish addict gets their big catch. I know it is silly to…

Camping With Kids: Easier Than Labor

Camping with kids is as stressful as being blindfolded, while carrying a family of kittens, and being forced to run a marathon while people shoot paint balls at you. However, the camping process as a full story plays out like a woman in labor- it is terrifying, but is usually worth the pain in the…

Alaska Part I

Just when I start to believe the turbulence is over, the plane drops down as if a giant bats us out of the sky. The pilot’s voice echoes through the small 20 seat  plane and says, “We have some weather up ahead going through the Lake Clark Pass. Enjoy the ride!” The plane jerks to…

Fly Moms

    In the midst of dressing and feeding the kids multiple times, and cleaning my house for grandma to come babysit, I start to wonder if all of this work is worth a chance at adventure with a friend. Sometimes I decide it’s not worth it and believe that it is better to live…

My Article In The Dun Magazine!!!

My Article In The Dun Magazine!!! Article Title: “Push My Awkward Self Back To The River”, The Dun Magazine, Kaitlin Barnhart I am beyond thrilled to have my story published in The Dun Magazine for women! click here to read:http://dunthemagazine.com/Spring2014.html How amazing to actually experience a story, write it down on paper and eventually read…

Dock-Side Manners

“Mom, why is that pregnant lady really old and in a wheel chair”? “Shhh…son that lady is not pregnant and it’s not nice to say things like that out loud. Let’s fish, ok?” I love this about my kids because they just make me smile and laugh; when we go to a place where we…

The Brown Trout and the State of Not Expecting

Mental-health- check- in: Mrs. Brown Trout at your service? This is an unexpected story about an unexpected issue from someone not expecting much….. So we were on one of my manic excursions with my husband on a lovely fall day after a rough week of relocating, unpacking and a one year old that decided he…