Meet Alyssa Erickson.

Alyssa is a skier, hiker, runner and homeschooling Mom who makes outdoor adventures a priority for her family. In this interview, Alyssa shares some of her thoughts on what it means to be an outdoor family and how she balances it all. You can learn more about Alyssa on her website at www.kidproject.org.

You can listen to the show here and check out our show notes below.


  • 2:00  The myth that once you have a child your adventures are over.

  • 5:30 Why it’s important to balance family time with me time, especially as a mother.
  • 6:30 On homeschooling, life and adventure.
  • 9:30 How Alyssa’s daughter inspired me with this Instagram photo.
  • 12:00 Balancing easy adventures with hard adventures and trying to figure out what’s best for the family.

  • 15:15 How adventure changes as children grow.

  • 20:00 A shout-out to backpacking burritos
  • 23:00 Don’t  let people put you in a box (not a real box….)

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Today’s show is sponsored by the 365-mile challenge. If you’re looking for a way to get outdoors and move for 365 miles in 2017 this event is for you. I hope you’ll join me and Alyssa in making 2017 healthy and fun by participating. You can learn more at www.365milechallenge.org. 800 have signed up and we’re giving away our first round of swag right now!


If you enjoyed today’s show and want to learn more head on over to www.hikelikeawoman.net/podcast. Be sure to subscribe on stitcher, iTunes or SoundCloud so you never miss an episode. Be sure to leave us an honest review on iTunes to help others find the show.


Just in case you missed it you can check out our past episodes here:

Episode 000: Welcome To the Show with Rebecca (12/2/16)

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Episode 001: Kate Blazar/ Animosa (12/3/16)

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Episode 002: Jennifer Fontaine/ Outdoor Families Magazine & Mommy Hiker (12/4/16)

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Episode 003: Gale Straub / She Explores (12/10/16)

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Episode 004: Kristen Lummis / Brave Ski Mom (12/17/16)

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Episode 005: Stephanie Harper / Raising Kids Wild (12/24/16)

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