Episode 119: Adventure Moms – Getting Out There With (and Without) Your Kids

Episode 119: Adventure Moms

Getting Out There With (and Without) Your Kids

Sponsored by OtterBox

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.

Interested in more outdoor mom stories? Check out our #motherhood & #family+relationships tagged posts!

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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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  1. Dave says:

    Love the adventures… and sharing two favorite adventure quotes… (-:

    “Take every chance you get in life, because some things only happen once.”
    –Karen Gibbs

    “Christopher Robin was sitting outside his door, putting on his Big Boots. As soon as he saw the Big Boots, Pooh knew that an Adventure was going to happen, and he brushed the honey off his nose with the back of his paw, and spruced himself up as well as he could, so as to look ready for Anything.”

    –A.A. Milne

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