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Picture Perfect: Curating Genuine Adventure Images

After my dad died two years ago I tried desperately to conjure up the memories of his life, to piece together all he was. I would sit on the sea foam blue carpet of our office and sort through box after box of old photographs, touching the worn edges and running my fingers over hisContinue reading “Picture Perfect: Curating Genuine Adventure Images”

January: Becoming an Environmental Ally

Hello, 2019! As we welcome in the new year and all the epic adventure it will bring let’s not forget that many lost all that they had in 2018 due to the ever-increasing number of natural disasters, unchecked climate change, and general inaction by the public. There are small steps we can all start toContinue reading “January: Becoming an Environmental Ally”

My Year of Living Big and Growing Up

This year I became an ambassador for the Adventure Mamas Initiative (AMI), and turned forty. This was also the year following my husband Matt’s kidney cancer diagnosis. His kidney was removed in the fall of 2016. The tumor was nine cm. Eight weeks after his diagnosis we found out the cancer had not yet spreadContinue reading “My Year of Living Big and Growing Up”

New Mama to Ultra Runner in a Year: How I Reconnected With My Pre-Baby Self

  When my son was around nine months old, our family was beginning to settle into a routine as a clan of three. Just when I started to think, “Hey, we’re getting this whole parenting thing down” is when the hormone-induced haze began to fade away and my mind started to wander back to myContinue reading “New Mama to Ultra Runner in a Year: How I Reconnected With My Pre-Baby Self”

A Daughter’s Perspective

  Every mother hopes her daughter will possess strength, independence and self-confidence. And for this mother, I could not be more proud or overjoyed, that my daughter is finding herself, and is acquiring these key attributes. A few years ago Meg was in the midst of a deep depression and anxiety. As her mom, IContinue reading “A Daughter’s Perspective”

Mother Daughter Surfing Adventure

I finally made it happen! Surfing will no longer be a missing check mark on my adventure list. Not another year will pass by that I tell my daughter “next year we will learn how to surf” and not do it. This has been a childhood desire of mine and two months ago I finallyContinue reading “Mother Daughter Surfing Adventure”

250 Woman-Powered Miles Update

Over Memorial Day weekend, with a nice brisk bike ride, this lady completed the first 250 miles of 1000 Miles of Adventure. I know, I know … The year is halfway through and this lady is only a quarter of the way through her goal.   Yup. It’s true. You know that wacky, wild, unpredictable,Continue reading “250 Woman-Powered Miles Update”

Getting Back to “Me”

Tuesdays are fragile. The suspense sets in late Monday evening when I start to wonder if my babysitter will cancel or maybe the kids will wake up sick. Come morning, I quickly check my phone to see what the weather has in store. I love snow, but hopefully it’s not too cold, or too hot!Continue reading “Getting Back to “Me””

Badass Girls Need a Badass Mom

I’ve been there. I’ve been there five times actually. I’ve been there- drowning in diapers, burp cloths, sleepless nights, and sore nipples, just praying I’ll have the strength to get through the day. I’ve been there. I’ve flipped through magazines and social media posts, jealous of the twentysomethings camped alone in the middle of theContinue reading “Badass Girls Need a Badass Mom”