The Ultimate Survivor


National Geographic’s Ultimate Survivor Alaska

My favorite this winter has been National Geographic’s Ultimate Survivor Alaska.

The show is filmed in Alaska and four teams battle for the title of Ultimate Survivor Alaska

It’s impressive. These guys are hard core.

But the show has got me thinking after a conversation I had with my mom.

My mom is an amazing mother and grandmother. She had been watching my sisters kids for a long weekend. She has commented about being in the thick-of-it as young mothers. She forgot how much energy it takes and how it is non-stop. All day. And night.

It kinda made me feel awesome that she recognized how hard my sister and I work.

Them she went on describing poopy diaper episode that had just happened. I’m listening to her tell the story while I’m driving in the mini van with my three kids in an attempt to get them to sleep.

After we laughed an hung up I got thinking, “I wondering of these ultimate survivors Alaska could make it 10 weeks in parenthood?”

From dealing with sick kids, sleepless nights and potty training mishaps. I wonder if they could hack it?

So, here’s the thing.

Parenthood- The Ultimate Survival

Parenthood IS the ultimate survival.

As parents we make it day to day, month after month and year after year through sleepless nights, dealing with picky eaters, laughter and praying for sleep.

At the end of Ultimate Survivor Alaska they award one team as the Ultimate Survivor Alaska and give them a big old knife.

Honestly, every parent should get an award and title when their child turns 18 that they made it.

Not to mention the poor kid deserves an award as well. They there the true survivors !

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Kathy Dalton
Go Adventure Mom’s found, Kathy Dalton, launched Go Adventure Mom in 2012 in an effort to bring women together that love travel and the outdoors. As a former ski instructor, Kathy has taken her love for outdoor recreation and through the power of social media has created a platform to share her passion with the world. As a mom of three, Kathy loves to share her family adventures in Utah, cross-country skiing up Millcreek Canyon, skiing in the Wasatch Mountains, camping in Grand Teton National Park and camping in the Uintas. Kathy has been featured in The New York Times, The Huffington Post, Parents and Parenting magazine. Kathy is a regular contributor to Visit Salt Lake and is a tip contributor on TripAdvisor.
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