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Karen Moxley  Wife. Mom to Rexton and Pearl. Journalist. Outdoor enthusiast. Currently: Newfoundland 🇨🇦

Getting out for a hike today was a challenge. The packing up. The endless snacks. The trips to the potty. The extra diapers, extra raisins, extra socks. Wait...where are all the socks? And he needs shoes! What bag is the sunscreen in? We need gas. And lunch on the run. And I was awake ten times last night. So a coffee for the road would be appreciated. And Pearl needs to nurse before we go, (and she’s hardly napped today)... maybe we should forget it. It’s already 1:30. Dinner will be late. What if it’s cloudy when we get there? Do we have coats? And don’t forget Rexton’s bucket so he can can pick berries on the trail. And what about the dog? Where’s his harness? Found it. It stinks like wet dog. Got a poop bag? Okay, now it’s 2:00. Forget it. The backyard is good enough for today.
But...somehow... we made it out of the house. Piled into the van.
As we merged onto the highway, a realization that we forgot the hiking backpack. That’s critical gear. Go back? Nah. He likes your shoulders better anyways.
Onwards.
We drive. What exit do we take? Park here? I see the trailhead. Baby on back. Hats on heads. Go.
And as soon as we are on the trail...it’s perfect.
Fresh air. And nowhere to be.
Our happy place. To just walk. And talk. And spend time as a family.
Grateful for that. Always. #momlife #raisethemwild #hikeitbaby #getoutside #outdoorfamily #newfoundland @eastcoasttrail #eastcoasttrail #bestlife #toddlersofinstagram #honestmotherhood @hikeitbaby

Three trips around the sun with our sweet Rexton! He makes my smile brighter and my heart lighter. Being a mom to this boy is the greatest gift. ❤️
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#rextonarthur

It’s a family summer! Chad’s got the whole summer off on paternity leave. And boy, is it sweet! We’re staying home. Not doing much. Just being together. ❤️ We’re so grateful to be able to have this time.
PS. Friends came for dinner last night and I made them take this family photo. Because we have none! .
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#summeroff #paternityleaverocks #newfoundland #getoutside #momlife #momlifeisthebestlife #sahm #familyphoto

Today was a perfect Newfoundland day. Endless, flat water at middle cove beach this morning for the “capelin roll”. Sun came out. Locals were friendly - hauling in nets of capelin for us. And best of all— This kid. Cold Atlantic ocean filling his boots... tripping over the thousands of capelin. And picking up those slippery, still flipping and flopping fish with his bare hands to add to our buckets. He was in his glory! Delighting in the adventure of it all. It was awesome to see. And now, we’re at home after a capelin feast, hunkering down for a big summer storm. Yep. The best of Newfoundland life today! ❤️🐟
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#capelinroll2018 #explorenl #newfoundland #momlife #getoutside #toddlersofinstagram #motherhood

Summer time. And the livin’ is easy. 👯‍♀️💕 Also...Chad took our photo! It’s a miracle! 😂
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#finallysummer #newfoundland #mygirl #doodlesofinstagram #pearl #pearleloise #sevenmonthsold #babiesofinstagram #getoutside

🇨🇦 By being born in this country, you already won the lottery, kid. .
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#canadaday #toddlersofinstagram #newfoundland #momlife #twillingate #canada #proudcanadian #getoutside #motherhood

Pearl’s first swing! (Fogo Island - last week). 💕 Heart. Exploding. That hat! Those cheeks!! Can’t get enough of this sweetie.
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#babiesofinstagram #fogoisland #myheart #motherhood #momlife #momlifeisthebestlife #thosecheeks #firstswing

Grandma is gone. We are sad. Looking back at all the great photos from her visit and our little Newfoundland road trip. This photo is one of the few with all of us- from Twillingate. I’m so lucky to have the most amazing mom. She’s basically everything I hope to be when I grow up. Best Mom. Best Grandma. Best woman. She’s everything. Love you mom! We miss you. @gloriakidd xoxo
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#grandma #missyou #momlife #momlifeisthebestlife #twillingate #familyphoto #roadtrip #newfoundland #getoutside #explore #adventureswithkids #motherhood #threegenerations

You can’t tell from this photo- but he’s actually got a nasty spring cold. And so do I. But Grandma is coming tomorrow! So we are happy. 😍

My Pearly whirly. 👯‍♀️👒💫 I love you so.

She’s such a happy baby! My delightful little Pearl. Almost half a year with this darling already. ❤️✨
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#momlife #babypearl #pearleloise #sahm #beatlife #motherhood #babiesofinstagram

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