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It was enough. She had had enough. She was lying on her bathroom floor in a puddle of tears for the nine millionth time, wondering what had happened to the girl she used to be. That girl was fun…she was strong…she was energetic…she was adventurous. This woman wasn’t. And she missed her old self. She… Read more »
Not all of us enter motherhood as women. Maybe you became a mom during your teen or college years. Maybe your career was unestablished, you had a boyfriend, your life still had a big question mark in front of it with endless possibilities ahead of you. Then within an instant that positive pregnancy test changed your world. While it seemed like everyone around you was moving forward, you found yourself struggling to survive.
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 up… Read more »
You have my permission to adventure without the kids. That’s right, you heard me. Actually, you don’t just have my permission, I highly encourage it. I’ll even help you plan and pack. Don’t have anyone to adventure with? Call me, I’ll go with you. As Moms, our minds are constantly consumed with the needs of… Read more »
As a mother, it is my job to guide my tiny little person through the first years of life. It is my responsibility to make sure she is healthy, happy, and learning from the world around her. In doing this, I have my own dreams for her: I want her to live an adventurous lifestyle… Read more »
The moment I hit the dirt I’m smiling. It’s exhilarating to have my feet on the trail that I have desperately wanted to hike since I was 12. The trail markers of the Pacific Crest Trail bring back floods of memories and dreams of the days of care-free, spontaneous adventure. My son shakes his hands… Read more »
Chances are, if you are an adventure mama, you were a pretty rad adventure woman before you added “mama” to your list of titles. If you were a lucky woman like me, you might have also shared this pre baby adventure-hard lifestyle with an equally zealous and bold partner. My husband and I bonded over… Read more »
To the mama who got a shitty diagnosis: Know that the diagnosis is the worst week. The tests. The waiting. Those words when you find out it’s multiple sclerosis, or parkinsons, or, in my case, cancer. That first week when the life you had planned, the life you had carefully dreamed up, got torn away… Read more »
We’ve noticed something, and perhaps you’ve noticed it too… Upon becoming a mother, people’s expectations and perceptions of your ability to go hard athletically in the mountains seems to shift. People don’t expect you to crush, send, or shred the gnar; they don’t expect you to show-up, let alone perform. And it’s weird, you don’t realize how dignifying it is for the world to expect great things from you… until they don’t anymore.