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The mamas behind the scenes at Kids Who Explore, share weekly episodes covering all things exploring (with kids), from simple walks outside to camping in the backcountry. Expect interviews with explorers from all over the world and lots of takeaways for your own future adventures!

Instagram: @kidswhoexplore
Facebook: Kids Who Explore

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    • Kids & Family
    • 4.9 • 9 Ratings

The mamas behind the scenes at Kids Who Explore, share weekly episodes covering all things exploring (with kids), from simple walks outside to camping in the backcountry. Expect interviews with explorers from all over the world and lots of takeaways for your own future adventures!

Instagram: @kidswhoexplore
Facebook: Kids Who Explore

    Ep. 120 Travelling with Carry-On Only with Jocey Newman

    Ep. 120 Travelling with Carry-On Only with Jocey Newman

    Travelling with kids doesn’t have to require packing the whole house. Jocey Newman and her spouse took off on a year-long adventure with their kid and only carry-on. Let’s learn how! 
     
    Jocey Newman is a mom, adventure traveller, and the founder of First Peak, a line of sustainable adventure wear for babies and toddlers. All her clothes are made in the USA using eco-friendly fabrics that are designed to stand up to mess, moisture, and exploration. She’s currently living on the road with her husband and 2-year-old, testing out First Peak clothes every day.  
     
    Reasons to Pack Carry-On Only: 
    No lost luggage 
    Less to haul 
    Makes travel faster 
    Teaches children value and purposeful consumption 
    Kids are really good at finding anything to play with 
    Allows you and your kids to work on letting go and saying bye to items  
    What to Pack: 
    Camping packs as carry-on (using packing cubes) 
    A smaller backpack for day use 
    Stroller (Baby Zen YoYo Stroller) 
    Carseat, if you’re not borrowing  
    Clothes 
    Books 
    iPad 
    What to Buy On Travel: 
    Snacks 
    Perishable food 
    Diapers 
    Toiletries   
    What to Borrow: 
    Big items 
    Air BnB has a filter, so you can search for homes with cribs, etc. 
    Carseat, even from Facebook Marketplace (car seats are a tricky one, because different places have different regulations, and you don’t know how a car seat has been treated…this one may take some looking into) 
    Tips for Travel: 
    Don’t overpack for the “what if’s” or plan for every possible scenario 
    Consider using transit, bikes, rentals 
    For liquids, pack some small ones, but then buy larger there as needed 
    Before arriving, look up park, pharmacy, and grocery store near you 
    Wash clothes in the sink as needed  
    When exhausted, get outside, have snacks, change the scenery, and give kids a chance to lead! 
    First Peak [Sustainable Kids’ Clothing]: 
    Inspiration for this business came from her son spilling milk on himself while hiking/travelling. She was inspired to create something sustainable, that’s quick to dry, uses safe fabrics, and lasts! 
    Check it out: 
    www.firstpeak.co 
    IG: @firstpeakbaby  
     
    Check out KWE’s #patch4apurpose to support 1, or all 8, charities:
    https://kidswhoexplore.com/product/original-explorer-patch4apurpose/ 
     
    Today’s Host: @laurenrodycheberle from @kidswhoexploreProduction: @kpmediaproductions. Music: @michaelferraro_music 

    • 34 min
    Ep. 119 Parenting Off the Beaten Path with Meghan J. Ward

    Ep. 119 Parenting Off the Beaten Path with Meghan J. Ward

    Have you ever wondered if becoming a parent will change your adventures? Have you ever wondering what travelling the world would look like with kids? Meghan J. Ward wondered too, and she made it happen. She tells us all about it in her books, and today on the podcast! 
     
    Meghan J. Ward is a writer, editor, digital content specialist and all-around storyteller based in Banff, Canada (Treaty 7 territory), and mama of two. An avid outdoor adventurer with a voracious appetite to understand her surroundings, she has established herself as a mountain historian and an authoritative voice in the Rockies outdoor and travel scene. She has authored four Canadian Rockies photo/travel books, which she collaborated on with her husband, Paul Zizka, a celebrated landscape photographer/ She is also the author of a children’s book, The Wonders That I Find, and a travelogue/memoir, Lights to Guide Me Home. 
     
    Parenting during travel amplifies parenting. And in response to the “they won’t remember this” comments, babies remember in their bodies, in their cells, even if they cannot access the stories. 
     
    Book Recommendation: Four Thousand Weeks: Time Management for Mortals by Oliver Burkeman 
     
    Follow Meghan J. Ward: 
    Website: https://www.meghanjoyward.com 
    Books: https://www.meghanjoyward.com/books-1 
    IG: @meghanjward 
    Husband IG: @paulzizkaphoto  
     
     
    Check out KWE’s #patch4apurpose to support 1, or all 8, charities:https://kidswhoexplore.com/product/original-explorer-patch4apurpose/ 
     
    Today’s Host: @adriannaadventures & @laurenrodycheberle from @kidswhoexploreProduction: @kpmediaproductions. Music: @michaelferraro_music 

    • 27 min
    Ep. 118 Changes to the Podcast

    Ep. 118 Changes to the Podcast

    After 118 episodes and more kids, we’ve decided to make a slight change for a little bit - expect new podcast episodes monthly. See you again on June 6th!!
     
    Check out KWE’s #patch4apurpose to support 1, or all 8, charities:
    https://kidswhoexplore.com/product/original-explorer-patch4apurpose/  
     
    Today’s Host: @adriannaadventures & @laurenrodycheberle from @kidswhoexplore
     
    Production: @kpmediaproductions. Music: @michaelferraro_music

    • 5 min
    Ep. 117 Gardening with Kids with Elissa Story

    Ep. 117 Gardening with Kids with Elissa Story

    Do you have picture-perfect images of what it could look like to garden with your kids? It doesn’t need to be fancy. Elissa likes to tell people it can be as easy as you want it to be, and your own trail and error will take you far! 
     
    Elissa is wife to Tobin. She is a wetland biologist, and mama to two boys, aged 5.5 years and 3 months. Before having kids, she worked as a wildlife biologist specializing in birds, and then an environmental educator. She grew up competitively horseback riding and now works part-time as a riding instructor and farm/nature teacher for children. Elissa and her family live on a small suburban farm with chickens, horses, a large garden, berry patch, and fruit orchard. They love to travel, mountain bike, ski, rock climb, hike, bikepack, and camp as a family.  
     
    Benefits of Gardening with Kids: 
    Easy way for kids to learn how to fail 
    Trail and error can teach them a lot! 
    They learn how to properly weed and identify plants  
    Then have to care for something by watering it regularly  
    Promotes healthy eating 
    Encourages motor skills 
    Reduces stress 
    Teaches patience, resilience and responsibility 
    Improves mood 
    Educates about the natural world and biological process 
    Strengthens family connections 
    Nurtures self-confidence 
    Gets you outside, and gets you grounding!  
     
    Types of Gardens: 
    Container gardens 
    In-ground gardens 
    Community gardens 
     
    Some Good Foods to Start With: 
    Snap peas 
    Carrots 
    Kale  
    Tomatoes - from a start instead of seed  
    Strawberries - from a start instead of seed (and/or in a hanging pot) 
    Green onions (can grow in water in a glass by the window) 
     
    Fun Kid-Friendly Tips: 
    Tomatoes go out after Mother’s Day  
    Check your growing zone to determine frost dates and when to seed  
    Give kids spray bottle instead of hose (or small watering can)  
    Plant large seed size (easy to grab for kids)  
    Through trial and error learn which plants need sunnier spots, when to leave a sprinkle of seeds, how deep you should seed, etc.  
    Raised beds are perfect height for little gardeners 
    When seeding, can use a measuring tape for a visual marker (plus math skills!); Younger kids, you can draw a visual line with your finger  
    Kids can use popsicle sticks to label veggies/fruit  
    Kids can use scissors for harvesting  
    Give them a “yes spot” to dig  
     
    Other Gardening Tips: 
    Planting native plants to your region requires less water and less artificial fertilizer 
    Good irrigation system (or neighbours watering) can help if you’re away 
    Raised beds and/or hardware mesh can help to keep wildlife from eating your food! 
    You can line beds with metal, depending on the wood  
    Book Recommendation: Nature Play at Home
     
    Follow Elissa on IG: @seattlestorys 
     
    Check out KWE’s #patch4apurpose to support 1, or all 8, charities:https://kidswhoexplore.com/product/original-explorer-patch4apurpose/  
     
    Today’s Host: @adriannaadventures & @laurenrodycheberle from @kidswhoexploreProduction: @kpmediaproductions. Music: @michaelferraro_music  

    • 32 min
    Ep. 116 Tighten Your Tinkler to Get Back Outside with Christina Walsh

    Ep. 116 Tighten Your Tinkler to Get Back Outside with Christina Walsh

    Tighten Your Tinkler meets Kids Who Explore, because we all want to support postpartum women, so they can get back to doing all the things they love to do outside.  
     
    Christina Walsh is a physical therapist and co-founder of Tighten Your Tinkler. She’s a New Orleans mama of two who lived with pelvic floor issues herself. She supports postpartum women holistically through prolapse, diastasis recti, and more. The program helps women solve pelvic floor issues without kegels or internal vaginal devices.  
     
    Tighten Your Tinkler: 
    Functional training from a need they experienced themselves 
    You can do it at home with your children! 
    Helps with incontinence, sleeping through the night without needing to pee, and painful sex 
     
    When You Resume Activity Postpartum: 
    Make sure you’re cleared by your providers 
    If you’re having extra drainage, your body is asking you to slow down 
    Pelvic floor pressure or heaviness, back pain, or leakage – tune back into your body, slow down, and work your way back into it more gently  
     
    Why Kegels Aren’t Always the Answer: 
    You’re only getting stronger in ONE position 
    Can cause over tightening 
    You don’t need the pelvic floor to be a conscious muscle 
     
     
    Uneven terrain adds extra weight. When you ask more from your body, be gentle. You don’t have to live with discomfort, AND also, go slow! 
     
    So much of pelvic floor function is linked to the nervous system. Fight or Flight response links to bladder – so, take yourself out of that stressed state.  
     
    Immediately Postpartum: 
    Listen to body 
    Visit a Webster-certified chiro (adjust pubic joint) 
    Avoid high impact activity while breastfeeding  
    90/90 decompression technique!! Check link below  
    Don’t push pee out  
    Use Squatty Potty  
    Get enough fibre and stay hydrated 
    Go easy on your body! 
    Build strength  
     
    It’s never too late. Menopause can cause a shift of hormones as well, but they’ve seen success after people living with incontinence for over 28 years.  
     
    Links: 
    Decompression Position (to relax back, hips, and pelvic floor):  https://www.tightenyourtinkler.com/backandhiprelief 
    5-minute Root Cause Quiz: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/6C9SJ36 
     
    Book Suggestion: 
    Hunt Gather Parent by Michaeleen Doucleff 
    https://kidswhoexplore.com/podcasts/ep-42-why-to-avoid-kid-centered-activities-with-michaeleen-doucleff/ 
     
    Follow Tighten Your Tinkler: 
    Website: www.tightenyourtinkler.com 
    IG: @tighten.your.tinkler 
    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@tightenyourtinkler 
     
     
     
    Discount Code LAUREN gets you $50 off https://www.tightenyourtinkler.com 
     
    Check out KWE’s #patch4apurpose to support 1, or all 8, charities:https://kidswhoexplore.com/product/original-explorer-patch4apurpose/ 
    Today’s Host: @adriannaadventures & @laurenrodycheberle from @kidswhoexploreProduction: @kpmediaproductions. Music: @michaelferraro_music 

    • 31 min
    Ep. 115 Spring Bucket List

    Ep. 115 Spring Bucket List

    We’ve done all the other season’s bucket lists, so we needed a Spring edition, because Spring is in the air!! 
     
    Depends what climate you’re in…when/if the snow is melted, but…here’s some ideas: 
    Go on a bike or scooter ride…or ski 
    Watch ducks!! (don’t feed them…Bird Episode: https://kidswhoexplore.com/podcasts/ep-64-birding-bird-watching-with-launne-kolla/) 
    Pick berries  
    Make homemade lemonade or ice cream - find a warm day! 
    Go on a nature walk (or hike) 
    Jump in puddles 
    Garden!!  
    Eat outside 
    Go fishing 
    Watch the sunset!!  
    Farmer’s Market 
    Look for wild flowers 
    Fly a kite 
    Sidewalk Chalk or other outdoor crafts 
    Outdoor Easter egg (or other kind of) hunt  Other Bucket List Episodes: Winter Bucket List: https://kidswhoexplore.com/podcasts/ep-44-winter-bucket-list/ Fall Bucket List: https://kidswhoexplore.com/podcasts/ep-32-fall-bucket-list-with-kids/ Summer Bucket List: https://kidswhoexplore.com/podcasts/ep-23-summer-bucket-list-with-kids/ 
     
     
    Check out KWE’s #patch4apurpose to support 1, or all 8, charities:
    https://kidswhoexplore.com/product/original-explorer-patch4apurpose/ 
     
    Today’s Host: @adriannaadventures & @laurenrodycheberle from @kidswhoexplore
    Production: @kpmediaproductions. Music: @michaelferraro_music

    • 16 min

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