KidsTheseDays.org started as the accompanying website to the Kids These Days! weekly radio show that aired throughout Alaska from August 2010 to June 2012. During that time, our original website content grew and grew - with new blogs being added and contributed to each week by a number of Alaskans in all stages of life (read their bios here).
Now, the website continues to grow and is updated nearly everyday. So check out our list of blogs - past and present - to find something great worth reading about raising families in Alaska!
Want to blog for us? Shoot an email to Sarah Gonzales, Website Editor, with your idea.
• KTDontheGO! by Erin Kirkland is all about family travel in the 49th state. Each week she shares a new place, attraction, idea or itinerary to get families with children of all ages into the amazing places Alaska has to offer. March 2011 - present
• Capitol Letters by Steve SueWing presents the thoughts, cares and desires of a modern, Alaska dad. Each week Steve candidly shares what it's like to be father to two small children, a husband, son, employee, friend and volunteer in Alaska's capitol city. October 2011 - present.
• Kids by the Numbers is our newest blog. Mom of three boys and devoted do-it-yourselfer from the Mat-Su Valley, Laura Sampson counts up the many ways of raising an Alaskan family with weekly lists that aim to inform, educate and entertain. August 2012 - present.
• Family-style brings us fresh takes on cooking for the Alaskan family. Jennifer McGovern grew up in Alaska enjoying all the berries and fish the state had to offer. Now she's sharing with other Alaskan families how to make the most of what we have all around us. August 2012 - present.
• Set the Table was a weekly blog which brought us simple, quick recipes that most families will love. Brandy Steinhilber's downhome upbringing in Kentucky influenced many of these comfort-food favorites. October 2011 - July 2012.
• Patrick on the Edge gave us a one-year glimpse into the life of a high school senior - from the summer before his final year all the way through to graduation. Along the way Patrick Walgren shared his hopes, dreams and disappointments that were a part of balancing on the edge between child and adult. June 2011 - July 2012.
• Aviva Around the World was an audio blog in 9 parts. When our fearless teen reporter Aviva Hirsch said she was taking off to backpack in New Zealand by herself for a few months after graduating high school early, we wanted to hear all about her first big taste of freedom. She obliged with words, pictures and audio.
• Love + eMotion by Leslie Hsu Oh detailed the challenges and triumphs of raising children in a modern world. Each week Leslie reflected on finding the balance between teaching tech-savvy tots and nurturing nature-loving kids. October 2010 - November 2011.
• Daddy Dynamic detailed the expectations and realities of being a stay-at-home caregiver while also being the man of the house. Drawing upon his own colorful memories of being a son and a soldier, dynamic dad of three Chris Paoli eloquently shared his life with us. February 2011 - May 2011.
• Adoption: Alaska-style is writer and Alaskan homesteader Shirley Kurth Schneider's 5-part story of how her first son came to be part of the family while she and her husband simultaneously built their home off the grid, in the wilds of 1960's Alaska.