I am a mom of two little ones and a high school teacher, so staying busy is not difficult. Fortunately my family likes adventure as much as I do, and we've never had a problem finding some place cool to explore where everyone has a good time. (Though we've definitely done a few trips with the kids where we've asked ourselves, "what the hell were we thinking?") In the summer my husband and I like to work as river guides, and during the winter we've morphed into total beach bums with stacks of grading. Being outdoors with my children is my passion, and I specifically like finding places that allow for nature play at its very best (and often a neighborhood park does the trick superbly).