When I talk to women, especially moms, about why they hesitate to get out and adventure FEAR often ends up at the top of the list.
What if the weather turns? What if my kid has a meltdown tantrum 3 miles from the car? Will bears come out of the forest and try to eat us? I don’t know what to pack. I’m afraid I’ll get us lost. And the big one...What if one of my kids or I get hurt out there? What the heck would I do?
The fact is, outdoor adventure with your kiddos in tow (or alone for that matter) is very doable and approachable. AND...wanting to feel skilled and confident out there is a pretty darn rational thing to feel. I’ve considered creating some sort of resource for my readers to help with this but over and over run into the “I have a fulltime job and a life and when the heck will I have time to do this?” problem. That’s exactly why I was so thrilled to see that Rebecca Walsh (AKA Hike Like a Woman), Amelia Mayer ( AKA Tales of a Mountain Mama), and Susan Strayer (AKA Mountain Mom and Tots) are on the case!
These ladies are some of my favorite other outdoor mama bloggers and I’m pretty excited to see what they will put together. I have even enrolled in the course myself. I want to experience it so that I can recommend it to any of you guys who want a little more knowledge, I am excited to virtually “meet” other outdoor loving mamas, and I know that there is always more to learn. I can’t wait to extract some new tricks and tips from these ladies!
Guess what...You don’t need to wait for my review to jump on this bandwagon either. This Mother’s Day treat yourself to the gift of community, confidence and new information. Outdoor Mom Academy begins Monday May 15th and there is still time to join!
Want to know exactly what you will learn?
WEEK #1: MAY 15-21, 2017
Raising outdoor leaders. This class will be taught by Amelia, Rebecca & Susan and break down adventuring with children through each age group from babies to high school students.
WEEK #2: MAY 22-28, 2017
Identifying, reducing and managing risk in the outdoors. This class will be taught by Rebecca and discuss ways to keep kids safe but still allow for outdoor exploration and adventure.
WEEK #3: MAY 29-JUNE 4, 2017
Family first-aid. This class will be taught by Amelia and will go over what you really need in your first-aid kit and the most frequently used first-aid items for kids.
WEEK #4: JUNE 5-11, 2017
Family camping made simple. This class will be taught by Susan, who actually took a 7-week camping trip with her family last summer. She’ll share her lessons learned, pro-tips and checklists.
WEEK #5: JUNE 12-18, 2017
How to pack what you need. This class will be taught by Amelia and discuss how to decide what to put in your daypack and how to carry your gear + kids.
WEEK #6: JUNE 19-25, 2017
Equipping your family for outdoor adventure on a budget. This class will be taught by Susan and discuss frugal ways to find quality outdoor clothing and gear and the expensive items to splurge on.
Ready to sign up? You can do that HERE! And don’t forget to use my affiliate discount code OMA-1 for $5 off your purchase! I mean seriously...you get six weeks of amazing learning for $60 ($55 with the discount code) PLUS two e-books and a cool Outdoor Mom Academy Patch! What!? Yep. It’s...kind of an amazing deal. Oh...and did I mention that there will be AMAZING product giveaways too? From companies like REI, Deuter, Action Wipes & Little Adventurer Shop. Yeah. You know you wanna.
I hope to see you in the group! (P.S. as an ambassador, I am being given complimentary access to the program in exchange for my honest review. Any opinions I express about the program will be 100% my own.)