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  • Boating with Two Kids and a Dog

    Boating with Two Kids and a Dog

    A new puppy brings new responsibilities and adventures for boat kids – how we juggle boating with kids and a dog! After years of constant begging from our kids, we finally gave in and got a dog. Our new little pup, a Cavapoo named Gracie, is everything we could have hoped for in a first…Read More »
  • 8 Quality Boating Activities For Kids And Teenagers

    8 Quality Boating Activities For Kids And Teenagers

    Planning a boat getaway this summer? Try these fun boating activities that both kids and teenagers in your family can enjoy on the boat. Summer is already around the corner. What are your ideas for the perfect summer getaway with the family? Be it night camps, family picnics, boating activities, or simple mealtimes, you’ll never…Read More »
  • Boat Safety for Kids from Baby to Youth

    Boat Safety for Kids from Baby to Youth

    Kids boat safety can change by age – follow these safe boating practices that grow with your kids from baby to young adults Whether you are a new or experienced boater, bringing a baby onto your boat for the first time is probably one of the most anxiety inducing things you can do. As a…Read More »
  • Opening Up for More Family Boating

    Opening Up for More Family Boating

    The pandemic has been tough on our kids and we look forward to bringing back a sense of normalcy with some family boating this summer As a parent of two young kids, one of the hardest parts of this pandemic has been witnessing the sacrifices our kids have had to make – remote schooling, reduced…Read More »
  • The Basics of Emergency Communication for Everyone Aboard

    The Basics of Emergency Communication for Everyone Aboard

    How anyone on your boat – including family or young kids – can use emergency communication devices if ever needed Emergency communications devices like EPIRBs, PLBs, and DSC equipped VHFs are some of the most important safety gear you can have aboard your boat. Far too often though, how they actually work is mysterious, and…Read More »
  • Family Friendly Cruising Destinations and Boat Trips

    Family Friendly Cruising Destinations and Boat Trips

    Plan summer boat trips that will be fun & memorable for your kids with marinas, activities and historic towns the whole family can enjoy Every new boating season is an opportunity for our family to revisit our favorite destinations and, hopefully, plan to discover new ones we can cross off our boating bucket list. The…Read More »
  • First Mate in Training

    First Mate in Training

    Encouraging kids to step up to more responsibility while boating – and developing a deeper appreciation for the boat life When our kids were younger their main “job” on-board the boat was to simply listen to the rules while the first mate and captain (mom and dad) would do all the heavy lifting of docking,…Read More »
  • My First Boat Trip as First Mate and Our Month in Rock Hall

    My First Boat Trip as First Mate and Our Month in Rock Hall

    My first time stepping in as first mate for our boat trip to Rock Hall followed by  a fun month long visit [includes video] We keep our boat on the Sassafras River, a tributary of the Chesapeake Bay. All summer long, we spend our weekends on the boat. Often we take the boat across the…Read More »