Hey, I’m Jeff McAbee. Writer, former ski instructor and bike tour leader. I married a wonderful woman who happened to be widowed with three children when I met her and found myself suddenly thrown into parenting. Eventually, I adopted the children as my own and we had a fourth. To be a dad, I knew my life would have to change (for the better) but we’re determined to keep adventure alive despite having a new family.
To be honest, this hasn’t been easy. No longer responsible for only myself, playing outdoors with a family requires a whole new set of skills, expectations and logistics. It’s been a steep learning curve for sure. And by no means do I think I have made it yet. I share some of our adventures and misadventures here because I’m hoping others can learn from our experience. We hope to learn from my readers as well.
So how do we do it? Adventures can be very expensive. First we live where a hike or a bike ride is super accessible. Second, I’m a stay at home dad which means I have a lot of flexibility with the kids especially during the summer. My wife works as a Nurse Practitioner and provides a good income for us while I run kids here and th
Steepthinking.com spawned from a newspaper column I used to write. It was popular. It won an award and here it continues. I’ve always tried to point readers to somewhere above where they are now. I want a higher perspective. I want to live for someone and something bigger than myself. It’s what I want for my kids too. For them to know who they really are and to be comfortable in their own skin, this is the way to develop authentic relationships of all kinds.
All the best,