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Pregnant Backpacking: How I fought Prenatal Depression and Anxiety by Solo Backpacking

On April 6th, in the 33rd week of my third pregnancy, I pulled over on a completely deserted road, grabbed a loaded pack out of my trunk, stepped into the cold of 20˚F and set off on my first ever, completely solo backpacking trip. This year had been heavy, emotionally. Pregnancy is a hugely taxingContinue reading “Pregnant Backpacking: How I fought Prenatal Depression and Anxiety by Solo Backpacking”

Project Swaddle Then Send

Part 1: SWADDLE I’ve hesitated on writing this blog post for awhile. I’ve made it through the aptly named “fourth trimester”, I’ve completed my first outdoor lead climbs, and I’ve maintained my position at the nonprofit I’ve worked at for years. Really, I’ve done a lot during this postpartum year. But to write this post,Continue reading “Project Swaddle Then Send”

Holiday Gift Guide for the Minimalist Adventure Mama

It’s the “holiday season”, which all to often translates to the season of stress and spending lots of money. If you have an Adventure Mama on your shopping list, or are shopping for yourself, we at AMI thought we would help guide you in spending your money well. There are so many options in theContinue reading “Holiday Gift Guide for the Minimalist Adventure Mama”

Tips on Trail Running Through Pregnancy

  Trail running is tough. Trail running while pregnant is taking it to a whole new level. But if you’re a trail runner you most likely fell in love with the trails for the challenge. And if you’re a preggo mama you already know that pregnancy is no walk in the park either. The changesContinue reading “Tips on Trail Running Through Pregnancy”

Redefining My Second Pregnancy

  My body is changing at a ridiculously fast speed, my hormones are soaring, and my stomach feels bloated and uncomfortable pretty much around the clock. You can also add nauseous, moody, constipated, and always having to pee to the list. I have to remind myself that my body is taking on one of theContinue reading “Redefining My Second Pregnancy”

Infinite Amateur: Surfer Style

Surfing is Hard Surfing is hard.  Essentially, all committed surfers spend their entire lives dealing with freezing feet, overhyped swells, dawn patrols, damp wetsuits, wipeouts and hold downs and never ever surf like Kelly Slater or Bethany Hamilton.  They don’t even get close.  Yet, as a surfer, you spend every free moment you get bobbing upContinue reading “Infinite Amateur: Surfer Style”