Here’s to Dads!

Dads. They’re great for laughs, learning, and often puns. June is wrapping up and it’s a great month to celebrate all father figures! All three authors at Start of the Trail were busy celebrating Father’s Day a few weeks ago. We thought it would great to share the memories we have of the dads inContinue reading “Here’s to Dads!”

What is on Your Summer Playlist?

Music changes everything. It helps us in stressful moments. It keeps us moving during a workout. It can motivate us for the game. Did you know it can also make you smarter and help with memory? Let’s play that music then! Music can help you make an entrance, right Jessica? It can help us relax.Continue reading “What is on Your Summer Playlist?”

How To Be The Perfect Wedding Guest

In the past six years, I have been lucky enough to attend over thirty weddings with even more to come. 2020 put a hiatus on our wedding fun, but we are picking up right where we left off with five weddings this year. While I have never had my own wedding, I have been blessedContinue reading “How To Be The Perfect Wedding Guest”

Thank You, Mom!

“To the world, you are a mother. To your family, you are the world.” I was going to start off this post by stating the history of moms; however, moms are our history. They are the reason we exist. Not to be debated with people’s beliefs of existence, just stating a fact we come intoContinue reading “Thank You, Mom!”

I Scream, You Scream, We All Scream for Ice Cream. A Nod to Our Favorite Summer Trips.

With most of us putting off summer vacations in 2020, we are looking forward to safely returning to our travels in 2021. We would like to share some of our favorite places to visit and a few we are hoping to in the very near future. While not intentional, the three of us did haveContinue reading “I Scream, You Scream, We All Scream for Ice Cream. A Nod to Our Favorite Summer Trips.”

Let’s Go Camping: 5 Tips for your Next Camping Trip!

Camping season is almost upon us and I am starting to finalize my yearly retreats to the woods. While I like to think of myself as a seasoned camper I often find myself learning from each trip I take.  I have been camping since I was born. To clarify, when I say I have beenContinue reading “Let’s Go Camping: 5 Tips for your Next Camping Trip!”

Our Top TV Shows, Audiobooks, and Movies.

Our post this month is worth binge-reading! Literally. Our three authors are bringing you our ‘current’ favorites to binge-watch…and listen. The selections are so gripping, you might feel like you are up against the ropes, trying to survive the end of the world, and escaping to space. Every month, Molly, myself, and Jessica will bringContinue reading “Our Top TV Shows, Audiobooks, and Movies.”

Dear Old Friends

I have always been a social butterfly. Put me in a room with people and within 15 minutes I will walk out with a new friend. Now that we have hit the one-year mark since the pandemic started, I started thinking about all of the people in my life. I’ve been thinking about the differentContinue reading “Dear Old Friends”

What Does Mississippi Avenue, Fort Master, and The Game Have in Common? Some of Our Fondest Snow Memories

Every month, Jessica, Molly, and I will bring you a collaborative blog post. We will brainstorm ideas we each can write about. Then we will bring those stories together for our fourth post of the month. Our post this month is ‘snow’ much fun! Yes, as the title alludes to, we share some of ourContinue reading “What Does Mississippi Avenue, Fort Master, and The Game Have in Common? Some of Our Fondest Snow Memories”

The Path My Heart Chose

The journey started long ago but the fork in the road occurred on Friday, September 14, 2012. Senior year at St. Norbert College was going great. I had new roommates, my own room, and a supportive soccer team helping to keep my head up after losing my mom six weeks prior to a blood clot. Continue reading “The Path My Heart Chose”