I’m A Wild Thing

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I’m a Wild Thing

I rode horses, built clubhouses, biked for miles, and played baseball in a field with boards and rocks.

Yes, you read that right; boards and rocks. As I recall there was only one trip to the doctor’s office.

We wouldn’t think of coming home until it was dark. We were too busy running wild.

We were playing.

Today’s digital age and social mores have changed the landscape for nearly all of America’s children.

Apparently the same thing is happening in the UK.

Project Wild Thing

Project Wild Thing just hit the UK cinemas and it’s receiving international acclaim. This documentary is about David Bond and his struggle to get his own two children to head to the great outdoors.

“This film is a personal story,” says Bond. “In filming ‘Project Wild Thing,’ we attached a camera to my daughter’s head to see how she spent her time. Nearly a third was spent on screens. She spent just 4 percent of her time playing outdoors, the same length of time she spent in the bathroom.

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If ‘nature’ was a business, its sales figures would be plummeting…

We thought it would be interesting to see if we could run a marketing campaign to encourage kids to go outdoors.

The more children I met, the clearer it became that, although all children want nature, they don’t choose it.”

We’ve been in touch with the producers of Project Wild Thing and there isn’t a US launch date yet. But as soon as there is a date we’ll post it on Go Adventure Mom.

I’m certain you’ll want to watch this fun and also sobering film, unless of course you’re out in wilds playing with your family.

And if that’s the case, well then – carry on!



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Firecracker. That’s how my husband described me when we first met. I like to think that it was a compliment pertaining to my penchant for high-energy go-go. I am the token baby boomer in this group. The one who is stalling when it comes to elastic waistband pants and evenings in the recliner. This fearless desire to roam the earth started quite early, when as a toddler, my father would nail my bedroom door shut so that I wouldn’t head out in the wee morning hours going door-to-door in search of breakfast or a toy. True story. Today, our beautiful life consists of an empty-nested, second marriage, 10 children, 13 grandchildren, and a yen for travel and discovery. I ski. He golfs. And together we play tennis and work on creating memories and traditions that bind our collective hearts together. After years of shopping center marketing, ad agency ownership, and some social media giddy up for the education and medical esthetic industry, I’ve learned that I am most at home sharing my love for a good story and the next adventure.

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