It's early September here in the mountains of Colorado and the cool air of Autumn has begun to creep in. The first kiss of fall is starting to show on the aspen trees and our chacos are slowly being replaced by rain boots and wool socks. As the earth begins its big descend into the colder months, it is easy to want to turn inward and prepare to hibernate yourself. Motivation for outdoor adventure can lag as warm, cozy blankets begin calling your name. This, coupled with the increase in gear it takes
Hi! I'm Courtney! I'm a Taurus and love long walks in the rain, but that's probably not helpful. I am a wife to an amazing guy and a mama to seven. I am an Alaskan living in Northern California and adventuring runs in my blood, though maybe you could guess that by the fact that I have an army of kids. It's sink or swim up in this joint, so it's safe to say it's never boring around here.
I was inspired to start my blog, Outdoors Mama, because I love to spend time outside with my boys, and I definitely see the benefits for them, not just in the moments we are outside, but infused all through our days and lives. When friends saw our Instagram photos of hiking or biking, they'd often say, "I'd love to do that with my kids more, but it looks so hard. I don't know how to get started." And that gave me my mission.
We are an "outdoor family."
We spend more time outside than in (for the most part) and a lot of the time people ask me "how do you live tech-free?" And I have to fess up and say that we totally aren't. In fact, I am always impressed by people who are "tech-free."
But that is definitely not us. We own two t.v.s, two tablets (that for the most part I forget to charge) a computer, a smartwatch and both my husband and I have iphones. It's not that we are dependent on them or that we reject them.
Every time I sit down to write some words for you (my audience), I get nervous. Nervous that what I have to say won't be important to you or nervous that you won't find value in this community. Recently, I have joined a business group that helps answer my questions and helps me power through my challenges and growing pains that all businesses go through. I WANT to be the face of this business and I WANT people to see me as the authority in what I'm talking about. And believe me when I say- I have a lot of experience when it comes to the ideas that I bring forth and the activities that I will share, but that doesn't make me any less nervous to