When I had the chance to interview Lindsey via Skype, I had a picture in my mind of an energetic, fun-loving supermom. And she is. But, while we chatted, we also dug deep about some of the struggles she’d been through with her pregnancies and in bouncing back since. Slowly, my preconceptions peeled away to reveal a deeply honest and very real human being. Now this was someone I could relate to.
People out here need hiking, camping, skiing and the full gamut of outdoor activities to remain sane (some would argue alive). It’s like air. And I didn’t realize how different some parenting models are from what I grew up with back in Ontario until I saw the kinds of things people are inclined to do outdoors with their kids. I think I’m on my way to becoming one of these kind of parents, and here’s why.