Outdoor Mom Academy – How to Be an Outdoor Mom

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I’m proud to call myself an outdoor mom, so much so that earlier this year I launched the Outdoor Mom Academy with two awesome outdoor family bloggers – Amelia at TalesofaMountainMama.com and Rebecca at Hikelikeawoman.net. We put together this six week course for outdoor beginners because we want to help more families explore outdoors.Outdoor Mom Academy Session 2 Continue reading “Outdoor Mom Academy – How to Be an Outdoor Mom”

September Scramble: How PLAY Can Change Your Life

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Kids learn a lot from play, and adults can too. Often times as an adult we think we’re too mature to just “play” but the benefits of a playful life are powerful.How Play Can Change Your Life Continue reading “September Scramble: How PLAY Can Change Your Life”

Backpacking 101 Book Review and My Son’s First Backpacking Disaster

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My blogger friend Heather Balogh Rochfort over at Just a Colorado Gal just published her first book, Backpacking 101. I was sent a copy to review, and learned a ton – just in time for my son’s first backpacking disaster. Here’s my review.

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Just BE in the Outdoors – August Outdoor Challenge

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I like to just BE in the outdoors. Yesterday I sat on my deck and listened to the rain patter through the trees. The air smelled clean, with a whiff of dark mustiness. The tempo of the raindrops varied. I closed my eyes and tried to imagine all the trees around me talking to each other.

It felt relaxing – just what I needed after my kids’ poking, jumping, exuberant craziness. For about five minutes, I breathed it all in. Then fearing that my kids had destroyed the house or each other, I tried to go back in. Only I couldn’t.

My children locked me out of the house. Continue reading “Just BE in the Outdoors – August Outdoor Challenge”