Parenting was a major challenge-until I discovered why I was always on edge, and learned how to dial down the stress.
It wasn’t easy on our marriage, but we’re finally okay with it.
I wanted my kids to have relationships with older generations, but their grandparents lived far away.
The abundance of climbable ice by the Big Lake had been an accidental secret of climbers since the early 1980s. But that’s changing, thanks to increased interest in the sport and to the growth of events like Michigan Ice Fest and Nipigon Ice Fest.
Step into the small classroom beside the Lakeshore, and you are enveloped by the appealing smell of fresh-cut wood or earthy clays and the engaging ring of laughter. All around you, the handful of students – youngsters and oldsters, side by side – enthusiastically tackle their tasks, perhaps weaving sweetgrass baskets, carving wooden figurines or forming pottery vases.
Apostle Island Hopping
Nestled along Lake Superior and the Porcupine Mountains, Ontonagon Michigan offers stunning landscapes…
Cruising tips for the tentative boater
It was a bitterly cold night. The temperature in Duluth read minus 10° F. A group of fat-tire bicyclists – members of the Ski Hut Monday Night Ride – met at Canal Park to ride Park Point Beach. They crossed the Aerial Lift Bridge and hopped onto the beach, rode 7 miles to the end, then 7 miles back.
Fe, our family’s little Iron Man, always wears a life jacket by the water. But on this day, when we stopped briefly at the boat before a hike, he was not. And on this day, our 2-year-old tumbled from the dock and fell in.
It’s a common scene: Night has fallen, you’re in an unfamiliar anchorage, and though you’ve studied the maps and charts and gotten the lowdown from other boaters, you still have to decide which is the best way to anchor. Boating demands decision-making on a daily, sometimes hourly, basis.