The FivePax house is a house of book lovers. I was a teacher and later worked for an early-literacy non-profit. So naturally, our kids had an impressive home library before they were born. This is not a casual interest, friends. I am a certified ‘kid’s book nerd’! Thankfully, our kids have also fallen in love with books and adventures that come through reading. Check out their absolute favorites, all listed here!Read more
Summertime in Vermont is known for scenic drives, delicious maple syrup, and covered bridges. Northern Vermont contrasts the cultured city of Burlington and the quaint town of Stowe at the foot of Mount Mansfield with stunning natural landscapes. Below we cover some of the best vacation ideas followed by a summer weekend in Vermont itinerary.Read more
If the amount of time you are spending getting your kids ready to head outside to play is longer than the time you actually play outside… you might be a parent in winter. We have been there, and after winters in several zones of the US with our three boys, we have several snow-tested tips and tricks to cut down on the tears and increase your time actually having outdoor winter fun!Read more
Boulder, Colorado is a gateway to the beautiful Rocky Mountains. Hiking is a way of life for most locals, but with so many options it’s hard to narrow down the most amazing family friendly hikes near Boulder.
Below are the best of the best. We prioritize hikes based on activities spanning age ranges, meaning easy enough terrain for the toddler, rocks or streams to climb or play for the older kids, and stunning beauty for all.Read more
Hiking with toddlers, like camping with toddlers, is a fun activity if you are prepared and have grounded your expectations. When you are active on the trails, there are also added health benefits of hiking, while spending time with your kiddos. And just like with every area of parenting, you may hit the ground with success or it may take a bit longer to find your groove. We promise the joy of spending time together on the trail and hiking with a toddler will very soon be worth any hiccups along the way.Read more
If you’re thinking about camping with your kids, you should definitely consider camping on a farm. And while you are at it, add Vermont to the top of your list. The evolution of the sharing economy has now reached a level of creative genius that we tip our hat to, without dumping half our bank account. What started with renting otherwise free afternoons to TaskRabbit or leasing spare bedrooms on Airbnb has now evolved into “Go ahead and pitch your tent on that little corner of my farm.”
Read along for an overview of how we got into this stroke of genius. And more importantly, how to find a campsite near you. Whether you’re in Vermont as we were or not, we have our top tips and activities to pair with all of the fun you’ll have on the farm.Read more