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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February Outdoor Challenge: Love the Outdoors

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February Outdoor Challenge

Are you ready to show your outdoor love? Since February 14th is Valentine’s Day, I decided the theme for my February Outdoor Challenge is Love the Outdoors. I’m excited to share it with you, because you’re really gonna love what this challenge is about.

Getting outside with kids in winter is tough. So this month I came up with a kid friendly challenge that adults will love too. February’s Outdoor Challenge doesn’t cost anything except the participation fee and it can be accomplished anywhere in the world. Plus, it’ll be fun. I promise.

Is this the first you’ve heard of my monthly outdoor challenge? You can find out more on the Monthly Outdoor Challenge page. Continue reading “February Outdoor Challenge: Love the Outdoors”

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”

A Long Trek Home by Erin McKittrick – Author Interview

Welcome to the first Mountain Mom and Tots Outdoor Book Club post of 2017. This month I’m reviewing A Long Trek Home: 4,000 Miles by Boot, Raft, and Ski by Erin McKittrick.

A Long Trek Home

A Long Trek Home: 4,000 Miles by Boot, Raft, and Ski is the story of one couples’ epic adventure traveling from Seattle, Washington, USA to the Aleutian Islands – the outermost tip of Alaska all under their own power.  They walked, cross-country skied and rafted their way through sun, wind, rain and snow for 4,000 miles. 4,000 miles! During this year of outdoor adventure they carried their pack rafts, shelter, food, clothing and everything else they needed on their backs. Continue reading “A Long Trek Home by Erin McKittrick – Author Interview”