Fifteen Minutes Isn’t Enough.

    When I started this blog six and a half years ago, I had a 2 year old and a newborn. Life was so much simpler then, and yet I remember it being so much more stressful. Being a new mom is so hard. Time and more kids have certainly changed me. My goal then was […]

    Live Wide Open: Finding Peace with the Process of Chronic Disease *Guest Post*

      **Today I am so pleased to welcome Becky, whom I have had the pleasure of working with as a Deuter Ambassador for the past few years. Besides a Deuter ninja, she also happens to be a pretty amazing woman….despite her intense struggles. Please welcome her warmly!**  I didn’t talk about it much for the longest […]

      Join the 365 Mile Challenge for 2018!

        What happens when over 1,000 people unite to complete one self-propelled mile a day? They create an outdoor movement. We kicked off our inaugural 365 Mile Challenge on January 1, 2017 and hoped we’d get a few hundred people to sign up. But we were blown away. Over 1,000 joined the challenge! Over the past […]

        Raising Gamers: Nurture through Nature

          Today Robyn Robledo from Nomads with a Purpose welcomes us on the blog. I love her perspective and the fact that she adventures with her 5 kids….which gives me hope that life will be easier with MY 5 as they get older! She also has some pretty stellar Family Adventure Road Trips that you can […]

          I’m Not the Parent I Thought I Would be

            I am not the parent I ever thought I would be. Maybe because I wasn’t one of those gals that had my whole life planned out from a young age.  Maybe because I am ever-slowly learning and forming my own opinions and working together with my husband to make the best life for our kids. […]

            The Outdoor Mom Academy is OPEN! Limited Spots Available!

              Happy Monday! I am so excited for a second session of the Outdoor Mom Academy and want YOU to join us! Our first session was wildly successful, mostly because of the great community that joined us. We (Rebecca, Susan, and I) shared what we know, of course, but we couldn’t have done it without the […]

              Born Wild

                I am so excited to welcome Deirdre Denali Rosenberg to the blog this week. To be honest, my brain power for creative writing has been less than stellar over the past few weeks (months?) as we prepare for baby and all that comes with that. Her words are refreshing and inspiring for me, and I think […]

                Finding Strength in Weakness

                  This post is sponsored by REI and their #ForceofNature campaign. However, as always, these words are mine and from the heart.   I see myself as a strong woman. Independent, stubborn, motivated, and willing to at least give a really honest attempt to whatever I set my mind too. I brush off 4 (almost 5) […]

                  A Mile a Day…..

                    I consider myself a pretty active person. I am constantly moving with my kids and really feel it when I don’t get outside and active on a daily basis. I love to walk and ski and bike and run and get my heart pumping. My appreciates and supports me doing that too because I’m just […]

                    I’m a Weary (Outdoor) Mama….

                      I shouldn’t say that word: WEARY. It’s taboo and looked down upon by everyone around us really. You may be tired and desperate for a rest, but don’t you dare admit it. Women are supposed to be strong, invincible, ready and able to tackle it all. And moms – you better have it all figured […]