Just BE in the Outdoors – August Outdoor Challenge

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 imagineĀ 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.

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July Outdoor Challenge and Mini-Course: Hiking with Kids

Every month I offer an outdoor challenge to help families explore outdoors. So far this year, participants have skied, listened for wildlife, biked five miles, slept outdoors and more. Each month’s challenge has been unique, but out of all of them, I’m most excited for the July Outdoor Challenge.

Why? Because in July I’m partnering with Hike Like a Woman to offer more than just a challenge with a prize, we’re planning a mini-course on hiking with kids and we want you to join us!

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