Episode 119: Adventure Moms

Getting Out There With (and Without) Your Kids

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Becoming a mom doesn’t mean you stop going outside. We pulled together five incredible adventure moms to talk about getting out there with (and without) your kids.

We ask questions like: how do you know which trails are age-appropriate? How do you make time as a single mom? Where can you find affordable gear? How can you use the outdoors as a place for education?

Continuing the conversation from a panel at Outdoor Retailer, we teamed up with OtterBox to highlight all the “cans” of motherhood when it comes to the outdoors.

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Featured in this episode: Shon’t Savage, Brooke Froelich, Heather Balogh Rochfort, Melody Forsyth, and Jessica Carrillo Alatorre.

Hosted by Gale Straub

Music is by Lee Rosevere, Kai Engel, and Josh Woodward using CC by A license. 

In this episode, you’ll hear:

  • How the moms’ outdoor lives change (or didn”t change) shape when they had kids
  • Why Shon’t wanted to maintain a self outside of mother when she had her son
  • How Adventure Mamas helps mothers with self care in the outdoors without their kids
  • Tips for making time outside solo (even if you’re a single mom)
  • Advice for getting out there with your kids on the trail and the ski slope
  • About Hike It Baby and their new age-appropriate Family Trail Guide
  • Tips for hitting the trail with special needs kids from Melody Forsyth, aka @downwithadventure
  • How to find affordable used gear for growing kids
  • Ways to keep your kids engaged as they grow older

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Panel at the OtterBox booth at Outdoor Retailer
Melody Forsyth and family of Down With Adventure
Shon’t Savage is on the board of Adventure Mamas and mother to a 12 year old son
Jessica Carrillo Alatorre is the interim Executive Director at Hike it Baby
Brooke Froelich and her two little ones
Heather Baloch Rochfort and her daughter, Liliana

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