Several years ago I found the website, Rain or Shine Mamma.

Instantly it became one of my favorite websites (which says a lot because I typically loathe parenting blogs).

The website is fun, refreshing and full of great tips on outdoor play and parenting.

Well, Linda, the woman behind the blog recently published her first book, There’s No Such Thing As Bad Weather: A Scandinavian Mom’s Secrets for Raising Healthy, Resilient, and Confident Kids (from Friluftsliv to Hygge).

When I was sent an advanced copy I had mixed feelings about reading it.

Was the book going to just tell me what I already know, that kids need fresh air, sunshine, dirt, and unstructured outdoor free play?

Or would I learn something new?

So I thumbed through it in preparation for this interview.

Then I talked to Linda for this show and was convinced that I needed to dive in and read it from cover to cover.

So I did…in 24 hours…it’s that good.

I hope you enjoy my conversation with Linda about raising outdoor lovin’ kids today.


Today’s show is sponsored by:

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Wild Woman Adventurer’s Summit

Have you ever wished that there was a conference where you could just get to spend a week hanging out with some of the biggest female leaders in the outdoor community?

Well, you can!

I’m excited to announce the Wild Woman Adventurer’s Summit.

A 5-day online conference for adventurous women from October 23-27th.

You’ll get to join me plus nine other outdoor women as we talk about everything from getting started in the outdoors, to facing fears, finding your tribe, crafting a lifestyle and changing your world.

The summit is entirely FREE and you get to attend online from the comfort of your own home, office or van if van life is your thing.

We’re excited to be able to give away one VIP access pass right here.

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