Eager to get into the backcountry with kids in tow? Here’s a guide to the ins and outs of life on the trail with littles, from A to Z.
I have heard a number of parents say that there is a moment where their child walked through a metaphorical door – a time when they suddenly shed the struggles that mark the young years of childhood and the day-to-day got a bit easier. Some days I feel like that door is in sight.
Any woman who has been through a pregnancy knows the frustration of finding a jacket to wear over her growing belly through the cooler and/or wetter months. Donning your husband’s jacket – if that’ll even fit – can be practical, but doesn’t feel all that glamorous. Maternity jackets can be pricey, and you’re only wearing one for less than a year. There’s something to be said for finding comfort in your own clothing, especially through pregnancy. Enter: Make My Belly Fit.
Did you know that 98% of outdoor recreation participants were introduced before the age of 18? What that tells me is that we have some work to do as parents – not just work, but a responsibility – to introduce our children to the benefits of the outdoor world and all the dirt, sand and grass stains that come with it.