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Get Out!: Together Time 

Published February 12, 2016 at 9:00 a.m. | Updated April 4, 2022 at 8:02 p.m.

click to enlarge Sarah and Tristan celebrate bike riding and sunshine - TRISTAN VON DUNTZ
  • Tristan Von Duntz
  • Sarah and Tristan celebrate bike riding and sunshine
At the core of my relationship with my partner, Tristan, is a shared love — a need, even — to get outside. The fresh air, views and vigorous fun on bikes, skis or our own two feet is a much-needed break from a stressful day or busy work week. In our first year as parents, we learned to integrate our love for the outdoors into our new family life. I'm not going to say we're pros at bringing the kiddo along on our adventures, but we're working on it. 

Our family bike ride last weekend was a great success. After lunch, and just as our 15-month-old daughter, Elise, was winding down for her mid-day nap, we set out on two wheels. We dressed Elise in warm layers, mittens and a hat and bundled her in a down bunting, then strapped her into our bike trailer. With the addition of her favorite blanket and stuffed animal, she was ready for nap time on the go.

This article was originally published in Seven Days' monthly parenting magazine, Kids VT.

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