Welcome to the Go Adventure Mom podcast, where having kids only adds to the adventure! Get outdoors. See the world. Live a full life.
Go Adventure Mom: For families who refuse to be indoorsy people.
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Children's Book Author Gabrielle Balkan
Gabrielle Balkan is a writer and editor, mostly of children's books, living in Brooklyn, New York. Some of her titles include 50 Cities in the U.S.A., Book of Bones, and The 50 States. In addition to writing children's books, she's also worked at Scholastic, and spends plenty of time in classrooms as an author!
Have you ever wondered how author's draw inspiration for writing so many books? In this episode, Gabrielle shares her secrets! She also talks more about the books she has written, as well as provides advice for children who love to write!
Shabby Alpaca: Birthing a Business
Selena Baldwin is the daughter half of the mother-daughter team behind Shabby Alpaca, which carries alpaca and other soft goods from around the world, many which are hand-crafted.
Before telling us about the business, Selena tells us about how it all started, which includes the story of her getting pregnant - immediately after her and her husband had finalized the adoption of two children!
Along with this big life change came the start of Shabby Alpaca, selling to markets at first, and then moving online as well. Selena, her family, and the business are all doing well, and we're happy to share their story on this episode.
Links: Website: http://www.shabbyalpaca.com
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Great Old Broads for Wilderness
Here at Go Adventure Mom, we love finding ways to adventure outdoors. It’s important that we all play a role in preserving and protecting nature, and Great Old Broads for Wilderness are helping to do just that.
Great Old Broads for Wilderness is a national grassroots organization, led by women, that engages and inspires activism to preserve and protect wilderness and wild lands. Conceived by older women who love wilderness, Broads gives voice to the millions of Americans who want to protect their public lands as Wilderness for this and future generations. We bring knowledge, commitment, and humor to the movement to protect our last wild places on earth.
Shelley Silbert and Lauren Berutich join us from the organization talk more about what they do, where the name come from, how you can get involved, and some specific things you can do right now to help preserve and protect our wilderness and wild lands.
GoPro Mountain Games with Tom Boyd
Guest - Tom Boyd
The GoPro Mountain Games are coming up June 7-10 in Vail, CO. Tom Boyd is Media Chief of the games, and here to tell us all about them.
The GoPro Mountain Games are hosted by the Vail Valley Foundation, a non-profit in Vail, CO that seeks to raise the quality of life in Vail through arts, athletics, and education. GoPro has been the title sponsor since 2011.
The event is 100% FREE for spectators, and family-friendly! There are tons of events and expo areas just for kids including climbing, kayaking, paddle boarding, and more! It’s the ultimate experience for an outdoor-loving family, so be sure to check out the link below for more details.
Tom also shares some advice for preparing and the importance of gear, the “Dock Dogs” canine aquatics competition, and more!
Backpacking with Kids
026 - Backpacking with Kids - Melissa Lynn Lieser
Think backpacking is something that has to wait until the kids are older? Not at all! Backpacking is immersive, rewarding, and will provide some quality family time in the great outdoors.
In this episode, we cover all the questions and concerns you may have. What is a good age to start backpacking with your kids? How far should you go? What supplies must you take? Can the kids carry anything?
One important consideration is food! Traditional backpacking food options are generally not so great. Add a picky eater into the mix, and you may decide it’s easier to just sit home on the couch. But, not to fear! Melissa Lynn Lieser of Backpacker’s Bistro is here to help! Backpacker’s Bistro provides gourmet, nutritious alternatives for the trail, made with healthy and fresh ingredients.
Round up the family, because after this episode you’ll be eager to get started on your next backpacking adventure.
What we can to do help our air quality
Jessica Reimer works as a policy associate for HEAL Utah focusing on air quality. According to data and information from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Utah ranks among the highest producers of toxic chemicals in the United State.
Jessica looks at the policies for cleaning the air, and suggests what we as citizens can do to help. She’s participating in the upcoming 2018 legislature in Utah, explains what changes they’re pushing for this year, and how you can get involved.
You can also take the Clear The Air Challenge, simply by turning off your car instead of idling when bringing kids to and from school. It’s small actions like these that will go a long way towards helping our planet!
Heal Utah - http://www.healutah.org/
Utah Legislature - https://le.utah.gov/
Clear The Air Challenge - https://slchamber.com/clear-the-air-challenge-kickoff/
Great podcast that inspires, supports and encourages adventuring with kids in tow.
A variety of great topics!
I look forward to listening to the this in my car while driving. I appreciate the thoughtfulness and discussion for each of the topics. It’s almost like you are just sitting in on a really good conversation. Thanks so much!
Playing in the rain
A fun approach to one of life’s challenges. Our world is so connected with technology and at times it’s difficult to unplug. Thanks for your insight and ideas for outdoor play.