Post-Christmas Blues? Take the kids on a hike

This story originally appeared in the Anchorage Daily News on December 26, 2017. ~EK  Kids get restless over the winter break. I blame holiday hype and the whipping up of emotions in those days leading up to Dec. 25, when everything reaches its peak. Then the day after Christmas comes, and I’m looking at a […]

Six Ways to Enjoy an Alaska Warm Winter

In an article released by the Alaska Dispatch News this morning, the prospect of an actual winter scenario in the nation’s far North sounds pretty grim. Alaska is setting weather records, and not in a good way. Normally, Anchorage residents are tossing hand warmers into kids’ backpacks so they can enjoy recess without freezing fingers. […]

Staying Awake During Alaska’s Short Winter Days

Every year, the discussion surrounding an impending switch from Daylight Savings to Standard time. We know it’s coming; my home in Anchorage, located in Alaska’s Southcentral region, begins losing as much as six minutes per day of precious light in October. Cities located farther north, like Fairbanks or Barrow, lose light, faster, and the residents […]

Iditarod 2014 Ceremonial Start Photos

Good morning Iditarod 2014 fans! If you were one of the fortunate thousands to attend yesterday’s Ceremonial start in Anchorage, you probably share the same happy glow as AK Fam. What a day, as 69 teams wove their way from downtown to the Campbell Airstrip, with sunny skies, warm temperatures, and cheering fans. If you […]