@Lauren Thanks for this post! As a mom of small kids, I recognize the challenge of not only getting outside, but getting anywhere with minimal stress. I find we are most successful if we can manage NOT heading home after picking up said kiddos from school / grandma's. If everyone is home and waiting for one parent, that parent basically swings by home, changes clothes, picks everyone up, and then we head off on an adventure. I aspire to be so well organized to have pre-packed vehicles and snacks. We did purchase reusable containers with separate compartments, and the kids have eaten many dinners in the car as we head somewhere. Do you all include the kids in deciding what type of outdoor activity they want to do? What are some of their favorite outdoor activities?
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