The Power of Connection

The Power of Connection | Written by Shelley Roberts Bendall Nothing gets me jazzed up more than making a connection. Luckily, I get to do a lot of that for my job. I coordinate a couple of community-wide accreditation programs and through that I get to meet many people from all walks of life. I […]

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Why I’m Replacing Goals With Habits

It’s New Years Eve and people everywhere are drinking champagne, reminiscing about 2019, kissing someone good looking at the stroke of midnight and vowing to lose weight, save money, find a better job &/or read more books. I used to be one of those people. I promised myself that I’d get fit, lose weight, feed […]

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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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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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Why You Need to Plan A Girls Weekend Now

Why you need to plan an outdoor girls weekend now! @hikelikeawoman Click To Tweet This weekend I’m skiing into a backcountry cabin with a group of friends. We’re leaving our children with our spouses and venturing out into the wild unknown. Sure, we’ll only be a few miles from our SUV’s parked at the trailhead. […]

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How to Teach a Child to Love the Outdoors

How to Teach a Child to Love the Outdoors @hikelikeawoman Click To Tweet A few days ago I was walking through the Kmart parking lot with my kids. Yep, I said Kmart…we live in Wyoming and sometimes we shop at Kmart. We’re classy like that. All of a sudden an old, filthy, greasy McDonalds bag flew […]

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Four Words We Need To Hear More Often

4 Words We Need To Hear More Often @hikelikeawoman Click To Tweet Have you ever had one of those moments where you say the wrong thing? Yesterday was a pretty typical day for me but I said something that I regret. Here’s the story. I took my kids out for a little snowshoeing on one […]

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3 Tips to Prevent Pre-Hike Crankiness

Do you hike with a child or someone who acts like a child? If you do this post is for you. Monday morning was chaos at our house. I blame Sunday. I’d been out of town all weekend for work, when I got back into town the fridge was empty so I fed my kids […]

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3 Simple Tips for Hiking with Kids

I’ve gotta be honest here…it’s easy to get caught up in the wild world of kids daypacks, raincoats and boots and forget all about the basics when it comes to hiking with kids. But in reality all you need are 3 simple things for a great time on the trails with little ones. Check out […]

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Essential Gear For the Outdoor Mom

I’m a sucker for a new piece of gear BUT there’s just something about an old piece of gear that is full of memories and completely reliable no matter how much use and abuse it goes through. Since we hike and write trail guides I put my gear through fair amount of abuse on a regular basis, […]

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