Book Review: Balanced and Barefoot by Angela J. Hanscom

Welcome back to the Mountain Mom and Tots Outdoor Book Club! Today I review the book Balanced and Barefoot: How Unrestricted Outdoor Play Makes for Strong, Confident, and Capable Children by Angela J. Hanscom.

Balanced and Barefoot by Angela J HanscomBalanced and Barefoot encourages parents to get kids outdoors by focusing on the benefit outdoor play has on a developing body. Written from a pediatric occupational therapist’s point of view, Balanced and Barefoot discusses gross motor skill, fine motor skill and sensory development in children. Continue reading “Book Review: Balanced and Barefoot by Angela J. Hanscom”

Rocking Motherhood: Motherhood Moments

Rocking Motherhood

A big thanks to Hike Like a Woman for tagging me in their Rockin’ Outdoor Motherhood post. I love the idea of women sharing what they do well as mothers. In that post I was asked to share 10 ways in which I’m rocking motherhood.

Most people would feel awkward listing things they do well as a parent. To be honest I feel a bit uncomfortable too, but instead of being tentative I’m going to jump in with no excuses. Our polite society says it’s conceited to say or think nice things about yourself, but if you can’t recognize your own talents, how can you develop them?

So here’s how I’m Rocking Motherhood. No excuses. Continue reading “Rocking Motherhood: Motherhood Moments”

Snowboarding and Motherhood Part 2

Snowboarding and Motherhood

Last week I wrote about my connection between snowboarding and motherhood, but the post got so long I decided to make it into two. Here’s the second half of my snowboarding and motherhood story. I hope you enjoy reading about my experiences. For more posts like this check out my Motherhood Moments page under the Monthly Awesomeness tab.

Mountain Mom snowboarding at Bishops Bowl

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Snowboarding and Motherhood Part 1

Snowboarding and Motherhood

Yesterday was Big E’s birthday party. I had planned to have a small group of his friends come play in our six feet of snow, but a blizzard made driving to our house dangerous. Over a foot of snow fell yesterday, which is great for a snowboarder like me, but makes regular Mom life a bit tricky.

Snowboarding and motherhood have both been on my mind. That may seem like an odd pairing, but for me they are two great joys in my life. Snowboarding and motherhood are inseparably connected, and to explain why I need to tell you a story.

This post is the first half. Be sure to come back later this week to read Snowboarding and Motherhood Part 2. Continue reading “Snowboarding and Motherhood Part 1”