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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”

5 Rock-Solid Tips for Climbing Mamas

Those seduced by the climbing bug may find it hard to articulate exactly why this sport has infected our being. To outsiders the idea of clambering up rock faces, with only a thin rope and a good friend to catch us, must seem freakin’ ludicrous. But, of course, we know better. Climbing builds our strength,Continue reading “5 Rock-Solid Tips for Climbing Mamas”

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”

Why Being a Special Needs Mama has Changed How I Climb

Motherhood was something I always dreamed of, it was going to be my happily ever after, my ultimate fulfilment. Damn, if I could get married and have babies how good would life be?!! But I fell madly, stupidly, in love with a guy who didn’t believe in marriage, and was in no rush for children.Continue reading “Why Being a Special Needs Mama has Changed How I Climb”

Choose Your Own Adventure

  After the birth of my little man, I looked at self-care and adventure in a similar way (spoiler: both negatively). There wasn’t time, I didn’t deserve it, my job was to focus entirely on this little thing I created because if I hesitated for a second, if I shifted my attention minutely, it wouldContinue reading “Choose Your Own Adventure”

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”

Mount Adams: Learning to Breathe

  Let’s start at the beginning. In 2016, I made myself a promise that I would summit Mount St. Helens. I grabbed my hiking partner and told her that we were going to do this damn thing. No excuses. Halfway through the summer, we both got pregnant. We were determined and didn’t let that stop us from reachingContinue reading “Mount Adams: Learning to Breathe”

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””

Learning to Say “Yes” to Adventure on the Iditarod Trail

Am I going to freeze? Where am I going to be sent? Did I make enough frozen dinner meals for my husband and son to use while I’m gone? What if he gets sick and nobody can contact me? Did I finish all my medical records and client calls? I’m pretty sure I did, but,Continue reading “Learning to Say “Yes” to Adventure on the Iditarod Trail”