The #1 Thing We Can Do To Raise Brave Children

So there I was, afraid of dogs. So there I was, afraid that my parachute wouldn’t open as I took my first jump out of a C-130 at the US Army Airborne School. So there I was, completely exhausted after laboring for 36 hours to deliver a 9 pound, 2 ounce baby boy, scared that […]

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Failure Is An Option (Episode 080)

Welcome to Episode 80 of the HLAW podcast. I’ve been taking a break lately. Wondering about the future of the podcast. I’ve been bored with our long interview format. I haven’t had time for interviews or to edit interviews or publish episodes. I’ve thought about shutting the show down and taking a big break forever […]

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A Wild Chat With Cheryl Strayed

Cheryl Strayed is the author of the #1 New York Times bestselling memoir Wild, and the New York Times best-selling books Brave Enough and Tiny Beautiful Things and the novel, Torch. She is also co-host of the Dear Sugars podcast and advice column. She is an author, wife, mom, hiker, activist, world traveler and we […]

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Brutal Honesty From My Kids

Hi Everyone. Rebecca here with episode 065 of the HLAW Podcast. We’re weird here but this is our weirdest episode yet. Yesterday afternoon I was in my office trying to edit a podcast episode. My children were upstairs being super loud and obnoxious and it was actually starting to get on my nerves. I went […]

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I hiked with my grandchildren, because I’m a Force of Nature.

This post is sponsored by REI. All thoughts and opinions are our own. Welcome to the blog Ambassador Marianne as she tells how she is teaching her granddaughters to become Forces of Nature. I hiked with my grandchildren, because I’m a Force of Nature. #HikeLikeAWoman Click To Tweet Six years ago something monumental happened in […]

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I want to adventure more, but I’m a mom

This post is sponsored by REI. All thoughts and opinions are our own. Welcome Video Editor Crystal to the blog today as she discusses adventuring as a mom. I want to adventure more, but I’m a mom #HikeLikeAWoman Click To Tweet Becoming a mom was one of the greatest moments of my life. After struggling […]

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Where Are They Now (Volume 1)

A few months ago a loyal podcast listener asked if I would go back and put together a show following up on a few of our previous podcast guests. So, I reached out to several of them to see if they’d be interested in participating in our first “Where Are They Now” episode. Here’s who […]

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Robyn The Nomad

Meet Robyn. Robyn is a wife, mother of 5, and a full time nomad. In our conversation today we talk about how her and her husband sold their business to live in a trailer and travel the world. We also dive into her approach to “unschooling” her children, and she gets really honest about her […]

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Rain or Shine With Linda Åkeson McGurk

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 […]

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The One Word That’s Saved My Life

If you’re tired. If you’re burned out. If you’re stressed out. If you have too much on your plate. Or too many things to do… Today’s podcast episode is for you. I get a little personal and tell you about the past month or so around here. And how I made a decision to say […]

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Going from a baby to a toddler while hiking

Hiking with children is always an adventure. If you have little ones, you know there is a big difference in a baby and a toddler. Ambassador Crystal talks about going from taking a baby on a hike to taking a toddler on a hike, and the differences in between the two. Going from a Baby […]

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Do You Ever Feel Like An Imposter?

Do you ever feel like an imposter? Do you ever scroll through your Instagram feed and think, “wow, there’s so much epic beauty and badassery in the outdoor community…there’s no way that I could ever measure up.” Well, you’re not the only one. Today on the show we’re talking about Imposter Syndrome and how those […]

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Why it’s important to teach your kids to be Forces of Nature

Teaching children to explore the world and blaze new trails is so important. Piggybacking on REI‘s campaign, Contributor Shanna Butler tells why it is important to teach children to be a #ForceOfNature. Why it’s important to teach your kids to be #ForceOfNature #HikeLikeAWoman Click To Tweet So listen I could sit here and talk to […]

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How To Get Up When You Fall

Today’s podcast episode is weird. It’s just me rambling on and on about an experience that I had this week. I don’t know why I’m sharing it with you. But I do know that I had to share it because it’s been nagging me all night long. I couldn’t sleep. I kept thinking about it. […]

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Misadventures and lessons learned on the trail

Misadventures teach you how to be a better hiker, better explorer, and better person. Ambassador Crystal Osborn talks about hiking in Central Florida (yes, there’s more than theme parks) and the lessons she’s learned. Misadventures and lessons learned on the trail #HikeLikeAWoman Click To Tweet What’s the first thing that comes to mind when you […]

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Hitchhiking with Diane

Meet Diane Vukovic. Diane is an American woman who left the United States to make her home in Serbia. She’s raising a young daughter and navigating the world of handicap-accessible outdoor adventures with her partner. Diane is a vegan, a hitchhiker, a mother and a blogger and you can learn more about her on her […]

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Trailblazing: Why It Feels So Good to Break Stereotypes

Breaking the stereotype and showing people that your life doesn’t have to be the same as their preconceived notions does feel really awesome! I love how Contributor Diane Vukovic says that it not only make us feel good to break stereotypes, but it also sets an example for others. Trailblazing: Why It Feels So Good […]

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A Breath of Fresh Air

The outdoors not only can heal us, but it helps us cope with life. Contributor Mickey Sanderson discusses how fresh air, dirt, and the outdoors helps her son have more happiness in his life. This is a powerful story. A Breath of Fresh Air #HikeLikeAWoman Click To Tweet Giggles, coos, goo goo gaga, and then […]

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Hiking With Hanna

Meet Hanna. Hanna is a down-to-earth outdoor Mom who is fun, adventurous and navigating life as a new Mom. She’s also part of our 365 Mile Challenge. Today we chat about life and Hanna’s badass Russian heritage. I hope you enjoy our conversation.   #Hiking with Hanna on the @hikelikeawoman #podcast Click To Tweet ********** Show […]

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Finding Myself Again

It’s easy to get caught up in life and lose yourself to your day-to-day tasks. Life happens, and life happens quickly. Contributor Jacquelyn O’Connor explains how she found herself again through hiking. I feel like this is something many of us can identify with. Finding Myself Again #HikeLikeAWoman Click To Tweet Growing up I was […]

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Hiking for Grayson

Mara here. Have you heard of Tay-Sachs Disease? I hadn’t until I met Felicia Kemp online and talked about her family’s struggle with the disease. In order to prevent other families from struggling, the Kemps have started the online campaign #HikeForGrayson to spread awareness and raise money to find a cure for the disease. Read […]

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Adventuring With Amelia

Meet my friend Amelia. You might already know her from her amazingly awesome website, Tales Of A Mountain Mama. If you don’t I’m happy to introduce you to her. But what you probably don’t know about her is that she’s the mother of (almost) 5, some of the secrets of living in Yellowstone National Park, […]

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The Adventure Mama

Meet Kirsten. Kirsten is an adventure Mama living in Crested Butte Colorado. She admits that her outdoor adventures don’t look perfect but that’s what makes them adventures.  You can find Kirsten on her website at The Adventure Mama. A post shared by Kirsten (@theadventuremama) on Feb 8, 2017 at 7:42am PST Enjoy our conversation. Show […]

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A true Alaskan woman

I am always amazed at those hardy women who can live in extremely remote places. Welcome Ambassador Jamie to blog and read her interview with a woman who inspires her. A True Alaskan Woman #HikeLikeAWoman Click To Tweet I’m surrounded by amazing women and I am truly blessed because of it. I choose to be […]

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Go And Be A Force

We are celebrating women in the outdoors through REI’s #ForceOfNature project. This is not a sponsored post, we just want to keep sharing our thoughts and feelings about what it means to be a Force of Nature. Go And Be A Force #ForceOFNature @hikelikeawoman #REI Click To Tweet Happy Mother’s Day! It’s a day when […]

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*FLASH GIVEAWAY* Oboz Bridger Hiking Boots

Win your Mom (or yourself) a pair of @Obozfootwear #hiking #boots! @hikelikeawoman Click To Tweet Hi Friends, It’s Mother’s Day weekend. My Mom is in town and we went hiking yesterday with my brother and sister-in-law. My Mom is a classy lady, she hikes in pearls. I’m not sure how she ended up raising a […]

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My Daughter, A Force Of Nature

This post is sponsored by REI. All thoughts and opinions are our own. My Daughter, A #ForceOfNature @hikelikeawoman in partnership with @REI #sponsored Click To Tweet There’s a special relationship that can develop between a mother and a daughter. Especially when that mother is raising her daughter to be a Force of Nature. Today we’re […]

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Shawn on the Camino de Santiago

Met  Shawn Jardine. Shawn is a single mother of two grown boys who had a life changing experience on the Camino de Santiago in 2014 and she’s here to tell her story. I hope that it inspires you to do something bold and courageous. Enjoy our conversation. Quick note: our internet connection was a little […]

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13 Reasons To Take Your Grandma Hiking

We’re starting something new around here. On Friday’s we plan to focus our blog around outdoor families. You might have noticed last week’s inaugural post about hiking with kids. But we’re not just going to talk about kids and the traditional Mom + Dad + 2 Kids + A Dog + A 4-person tent families […]

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5 Pro Tips for Hiking With Kids

Welcome Ruth to the website today with 5 tips for hiking with children. We’re excited to have her all the way from South Africa with this video. Stay tuned, you just might see a zebra or two in this video. 5 Pro Tips for Hiking With Kids #HikeLikeAWoman Click To Tweet **** Tip #1: Be […]

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Real Life In Banff

Meet Meghan. Meghan is a writer, an explorer, a mother who lives in beautiful Banff. Meghan is also very honest about how she balances her busy schedule. If you’re the kind of person who struggles to balance and manage your life I think you’ll find this interview to be very refreshing. You can find Meghan […]

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How Hiking Changed Jenny’s Life

Hiking has so many benefits. It can help us heal, bond with other, and find peace of mind. Welcome Jenny to the blog today as discusses how hiking changed her life. How hiking changed Jenny’s life #HikeLikeAWoman Click To Tweet My name is Jenny Collier and I would love to share my story and encourage […]

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The National Park To Park Highway With Susan

The National Park To Park Highway With @mountainmomandtots on the @hikelikeawoman #podcast Click To Tweet Meet Susan Strayer. Susan is an amazing outdoor woman. She’s a mom, a writer, a traveler, a snowboarder, a reader and so much more. I’ve never met Susan in person but she is one woman who I can’t wait to […]

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Diversity In The Outdoors With Melissa

  Diversity In The Outdoors With @chasquimom on the @hikelikeawoman #podcast Click To Tweet Meet Melissa Avery. Melissa is a California-based outdoor writer and busy Mom who is passionate about her family history and sharing the message of diversity in the outdoors. In our conversation, you’ll get a sneak peak into Melissa’s fascinating life and learn […]

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On The Road With Jess

Meet Jess Curren. Jess is a Mom, a writer, an amazing photographer and she does it all from an Airstream trailer as she travels the country with her family. If you’ve ever dreamed of living a nomadic lifestyle or hitting the road you’re going to love our conversation. You can find Jess at www.currentlywandering.com. Meet […]

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