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Keto Philly Cheesesteak Casserole

Deliciously creamy keto Philly cheesesteak casserole is packed with flavor and the perfect family weeknight meal. Easy to meal prep beforehand and throw in the oven, this low carb beef recipe always receives rave reviews at our house. This weekend for Mother's Day we...

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1 Day Mesa Verde Map Itinerary

Are you planning to visit Mesa Verde National Park or short on time and considering it? Don't miss this national wonder and immaculate preservation of American history! Follow this family-friendly 1 day Mesa Verde Map Itinerary and love every minute of your...

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Georgian Food: Eggplant With Walnuts

Fabulous flavors come together with fenugreek, garlic, and walnuts in this naturally low carb, gluten-free traditional Georgian dish. Out of all Georgian food, Georgian eggplant with walnuts, or badrijani nigvzit, is a definitely a staple at any Georgian dinner party!...

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Hi, I’m Lauren from ExplorerMomma.com!

I’m Mom to a fun-loving 10-year-old girl and a dinosaur and squid obsessed 6-year-old boy. As a former French teacher and Peace Corps volunteer, I love to read, cook, and learn about other cultures – foods, languages, history, people. I get so excited to share the traditions of different places with my kids and travel whenever possible. I’m also a bit obsessed with real foods, cutting out sugar, and low carb eating.

What will you find here?

You’ll see resources for low carb and keto recipes perfect for families, mom and family travel, books, learning, and fun! 

Come explore with us and plan your next adventure!

Recent Recipes:

Georgian Food: Eggplant With Walnuts

Fabulous flavors come together with fenugreek, garlic, and walnuts in this naturally low carb, gluten-free traditional Georgian dish. Out of all Georgian food, Georgian eggplant with walnuts, or badrijani nigvzit, is a definitely a staple at any Georgian dinner party!...

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Almond Raspberry Keto Bakewell Tart

A glorious and flavorful keto Bakewell tart is the perfect addition to your summer picnic, fancy tea, or after dinner dessert. Packed with raspberry jam and a sugar-free almond frangipane, this low carb delight will soon become a family favorite. Okay, I admit it. I...

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Low Carb Keto Pesto Pinwheels

Full of summer flavors, keto pesto pinwheels are the perfect low carb appetizer or game time snack. Basil, garlic, and sundried tomato in a guilt-free, gluten-free swirl! Not too long ago my daughter was watching a baking competition show on TV, and the challenge was...

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Recent Travel:

Northern States National Parks Bucket List

Preview: A Northern States National Parks Bucket List for families. Join guest writers as we travel around the states of Alaska, Michigan, South Dakota, Nebraska, and Wyoming to national and state parks! I am so excited about this group of national and state parks to...

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Utah and Colorado National Parks Bucket List

Preview: A Utah and Colorado National Parks Bucket List for families. Join guest writers as we travel around these mountain states to national and state parks! What’s your reason to visit a national or state park? Why do we go to these parks? Is it the magnificence,...

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California National Parks Bucket List

Preview: A California National Parks Bucket List for families. Join guest writers as we travel around the state of California to national and state parks! This year my daughter is in the fourth grade, and eligible for the Every Kid in a Park pass. What this means is...

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All Things Books:

Summer What To Read Next

What books do you read during the summer? I usually go through books so fast it seems I’m always on the lookout for what to read next. So here's to my summer what to read next edition. This post contains affiliate links, which means I receive a small...

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What To Read Next For History Fans

When I created the title for this post I struggled with a term to pull these books altogether. Historical fiction? No. A Year in Provence is based on experience and considered non-fiction, even though it reads like fiction. Also, a couple of them are more...

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Best of 2017: My Favorite Things

 This week I reflected back on 2017 and took the time to indulge in thinking about my favorite things from the year. It’s been a great year, and I’ve been super-involved in my kids’ lives, but sometimes it’s good to think about yourself too. While it may...

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Operation U.S. Parks:

How to get a FREE US National Parks pass

There’s something magical about being a kid in a national park. Everything is new and wondrous and makes an imprint in your mind that will last a lifetime. Did you know that every single fourth grader in the United States can get a FREE Every Kid in a Park...

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Secrets of Rocky Mountain National Park in Winter

Oh, how I love Rocky Mountain National Park!  RMNP is one of my favorite places to go with kids, by myself, or with friends and family.  There’s a power in the immensity and beauty of the mountains, the trees, the wildlife, and being out in nature.  With this in mind,...

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