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
Schools out for summer! Around here that means time to get busy planning summer adventures. And as we dig out our gear and take inventory, there are a few things we need and a few things we want but have been waiting to buy when they go on sale! Well, folks, we are in the final hours of the REI anniversary sale!
I have spent an embarrassing amount of time combing through the entire REI website for the best deals and realized I should share the results of my late-night research. This way I can call it ‘work’ and I won’t feel guilty about how much it blew up my screen time this week.
If you are looking for a more comprehensive list for car camping with kids or backpacking we have those as well as a post on the best gifts for dad this father’s day!
Getting down to business, here are our top deals in the REI Co-Op Anniversary Sale!Read more
There are endless gifts and lists for dads from grooming supplies to tech gear and gadgets. It begins to feel impossible to find the perfect gift for the ‘guy who has everything’. We have rounded up our very favorite finds for Father’s Day 2021 for the outdoor-loving dad or pop or dada or just awesome dude in your life.Read more
In 2021, all moms could use a little extra love and celebration. This list is filled with the best gadgets and gear for her outdoor adventures and nature therapy. Snag a few items from this list to let mom know you love and appreciate how she held together the absolute ummmm (working on swearing less), we will just call it a ‘show’ that has been the last year.Read more
People come to New York City for a variety of reasons, but after having lived in the city for nearly a decade, we can attest to the fact that the food really is top-notch. There are plenty of food guides for a proper foodie trip to New York, but when traveling with toddlers there has to be a balance of unique and different from home versus requirements of the kids. Luckily for New York City tourists, we have a solid list of 16 toddler-friendly restaurants in NYC where we frequently eat and recommend.Read more
If you are like most people, a family camping trip usually starts off without a camping with kids checklist. It comes with grand ambitions of leaving early in the morning, pitching the tent together, some sort of recreational activity, and then relaxing by the fire roasting marshmallows while the Instagram worthy meal heats up and the picnic table is set. What usually happens, however, is a mad scramble to pack the car that extends close to noon, you end up at McDonald’s for a late lunch, and you pitch the tent in the dark while the kids groan about being hungry. You then realize you brought hot dogs, but forgot condiments. Trust me, I’m not throwing shade, we’ve been there more often than we’d like to admit! And you have landed here so we are making a few assumptions.
Fortunately, after three kids and countless outdoor adventures, we feel pretty good about the essentials of camping with toddlers and young kids. This break-down has been curated after years of fine-tuning for a minimalist list of car camping essentials and fun activities, leaving behind the camping gear you just don’t need!Read more