Hiking. Camping. Kayaking. Rock climbing.
Sounds exciting and adventurous, right? But what about when you have a 2-year-old who thinks the berries on that bush over there look yummy and lacks any fear of heights or strange animals? Yep, I thought so.
Adventure takes on a whole new meaning.
I’m a mama who, before kids, visited the Grand Canyon ten times in two years and even roughed it with no bathroom except for whatever hole I could dig with my fluorescent orange trowel (cue the “ewww” now). That was me before the little one arrived in 2007.
Now, we’ve got a crazy youngster who, by all accounts and purposes, is a mini-Knievel ready to give my hubby and I a collective heart attack by the time we’re 35. Just the thought of taking him on some of our pre-kid hikes scares the daylights out of me.
But I am determined that he (and the baby currently dwelling in my belly) befriend the outdoors at a young age. That they grow up learning how to pitch a tent and catch fireflies. And go white water rafting. And someday, cross the Grand Canyon like we did. But this time, with us, as a family.
And that, my friends, is why I started Adventuroo. I want to create a place where mamas and dadas can come for tips, stories and more of all things related to the kids and outdoors. I live in North Carolina so I’ll even provide reviews of the trails we hike, the parks where we camp, the small towns we experience and wherever else we go. Plus, since this is technically a “mom blog” (although some loathe that term), don’t be surprised if I throw in a random mommy moment here and there.
Thanks for stopping by. Follow me if you’d like (see the options at the right). And let’s see where it takes us.
P.S. Going camping soon? Then visit the “Camping Checklist” tab at the top and download the “Really Useful Camping Checklist.”