Using Nature to Address “Mom Guilt” a.k.a. Shame 1 Comment

“Mom guilt” is not an uncommon phrase and experience for new and experienced mothers.  You might be thinking, “I don’t need another commentary to tell me why I shouldn’t feel guilty,” and want to click away.  No offense taken. I was writing this post to address “mom guilt,” and then I remembered what one of my idols, Brene Brown says when comparing the definitions of shame Read more

Fueled Up for Adventure No Comments

While I am a daily coffee drinker, I have could easily be labeled as a boring coffee drinker.  I rarely notice different tastes in coffee, and don't go for the fancy coffee drinks because I am just drinking coffee for the caffeine.  Needless to say, my mundane routine involves waking up at 5:00, brewing drip coffee from my $12.00 Target coffee pot that I can Read more

Hike Recommendations for Families in the Colorado Front Range No Comments

Any adventurous families looking to go on a kid-friendly hike in the Colorado Front Range?  I am going to share my three favorite spots, close to Denver that are kid-friendly and easy to access.  There are many more hikes to choose from across our beautiful state.  For more ideas, you can see our dear friend from http://coloradomountainmom.com/ 1) Lair O' the Bear Park West of Morrison, CO is Read more

Tips for Happy Parents Hiking with Toddlers No Comments

The Difference 1 Year Makes Hello!  I am beyond excited to join the GAM team as an ambassador.  As a working mom, it can feel challenging to connect with other moms and get practical tips for getting outdoors across work, naps and meal times.  My daughter is turning 2 this week and during our hike this past weekend, I was reflecting on how different she is Read more