Kristen Lummis
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A native of Western Colorado, I've spent as much of my life outdoors as possible. I am the mother of two sons, who are quickly becoming young men. We are first and foremost, skiers. But when the snow melts, we hike, bike, camp and enjoy the glorious bounty of our mountains and desert.
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Kristen Lummis's Blog

No Xbox. Not Now. Never.

 

As a parent, I know that it is risky to say the word "never." Never is undeniably a long time from now. When I say "never" now, I mean "never" now. But somehow, "now" has a way of changing into "then" and with "then" comes a time when "never" doesn't mean "never," but instead means, "I was wrong."

 

It's a word I try to avoid. But last weekend, while hiking…

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Posted on September 8, 2011 at 10:21am

Getting Outside: Family Hiking On the Colorado National Monument

My niece was visiting last week from the Denver area. She is 8 years old, full of energy and loves to be outdoors. So do I. So on Saturday, despite the threat of rain, my mom and I took her hiking on the Colorado National Monument. Here is our report from the Devil's Kitchen Trail.

1. Lots of Prickly Pear Blossoms. As the…

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Posted on June 20, 2011 at 8:30am

Learning From My Outdoor Parenting Mistakes

Last May, we made a bad parenting mistake. We let our younger son ride The Ribbon. The Ribbon is a gorgeous expanse of slickrock high above our valley which connects to a series of singletrack trails ending near our home. Our older son loves this ride and he was pretty sure his brother would love it too. Dad was enthusiastic and so without a second thought, I drove them to the trailhead and dropped them off.…

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Posted on May 27, 2011 at 7:34am

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At 3:48pm on May 26, 2011, Suz Lipman said…
Hi Kristen! It's great to see you here. I'm so glad you made the connection here and on my blog. I know we (and others) will have a lot to share. I love your blog and heartily recommend that you share your posts here, in our Blog section. I look forward to learning a lot more about your family and activities. There are fellow Coloradans here. There are lots of families in the Natural Families Network. Like you, I'm the mom of a high schooler who gets outdoors with the family as often as possible, and I'm also a lacrosse mom! I'm sure I'll see you real soon. Cheers!
 
 
 

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