If any of you know my daughter, you know how much she loves her owls 🦉 For those who don’t know her, she’s been obsessed with owls since she was 15 months old. Now almost 3, I decided to see what she thought of one in her picture. Let’s just say she was beyond happy. More like tears and hugging my phone. Her reaction was priceless and I’ve made it my mission to create more of these photos for her 🦉
To appreciate the beauty of a snowflake, it is necessary to stand out in the cold. ❄️ -Aristotle- ❄️ 6 inches overnight and this kid couldn’t be happier. I can’t imagine living without snow. ⛄️ 💕
Me: “You know where birds fly south for the winter?” Wes: “Our house!” I think they just might. Merry Christmas birdies. 🎄
A beautiful snowy morning turned into a sloshy, slushy, soggy mess this evening. Its going to take more than a power outage and pine tree falling in our yard to make me hate snow, though. #staywild #sheexplores #mountaingirls #optoutside #bornwildproject #sheventures #wildernessculture #sonyalphasclub #sonyalpha #womenontheroad #wildernessculture #dametraveler #findyourselfoutside #bravetraveler #theadventyrehandbook #wildernessculture #alwaysgo #RANGEmag #wylder #lensculture #rovamagazine #somewheremagazine #fieldandforest #theladyalliance #likeamountaingirl #livewylder #theladyalliance
We got out for an early hike at Pulpit Rock this morning. It was 20 degrees so we were bundled up in all kinds of clothes and colors!
🤰🏾✨ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . #childhood #memories #childrenofmountains #goodnight #nothingisordinary #familyphotographer #calgary #alberta #seekthesimplicity #ohheymama #everydaymoments #unitedinmotherhood #motherhood #calgaryphotographer #theartofslowliving #momlife #bornwildproject #familygoals #yyc #yycliving #yycnow #kidstyle #portrait #portraiture #dailyhiveyyc #fishcreek #fishcreekpark #bowvalleyranch #calgarycentrallibrary #canadianimages
Joe gave me some “me” time this morning to work on our holiday cards. I’ve never really craved alone time just time to do what I need while Mac’s needs are addressed by someone else. I like to still be near if not in the fray. As I looked across the room I realized it perfectly outlined my life and values. When you look at this photo you see our family table - covered with the flotsam of daily life. The crochet I’m learning imperfectly to do. The books we read during meal time. Coats and hats sluffed off as we walked through the door. A toy ice cream cone Mac scooped me last night. Tea and cookies on a plate. Notice the quote on the tea? In the background my husband and child romp on the rug while the dogs look on from a perch of safety. Shoes litter the floor, kicked off and never put away till worn again. Our Christmas tree in the corner and cold winter sunlight offering a glow on the entire scene. Everything I have to be thankful for exhibited in this one photo. #lifeisgood
That moment your 4-year old steals your "starry, swingy necklace" right off your neck then wears it better than you can ever hope to. 🙈🤣 Love this @moss_angeles "Storm King" necklace. It's a perfect replica of Storm King mountain hiding in the clouds behind. 🌲
Calgary, you are good at lookin’ like home 💛 First ever family sesh in the new lib ~ more photos in my story
After a night of rain, their play space had been transformed. They've never had an opportunity to play in mud like this and they loved it. I had just as much fun watching them. . . . . . . . . #forthisweroam #wildandfreechildren #childhoodunplugged #runwildmychild #outdoorfamilies #outfam #bornwild #outdoorkids #letthemexplore #optoutside #wearethewild #wildandbravelittles #bogs #optoutside #bornwildproject #letthemexplore
It’s cold outside, so we brought outside inside ☺️❄️
Snow’s a comin’ so naturally I’ve turned into my 90-year-old grandpa and am glued to the weather channel. 🤙🏻 #staywild #sheexplores #mountaingirls #optoutside #bornwildproject #sheventures #wildernessculture #sonyalphasclub #sonyalpha #womenontheroad #wildernessculture #dametraveler #findyourselfoutside #bravetraveler #theadventyrehandbook #wildernessculture #alwaysgo #RANGEmag #wylder #lensculture #rovamagazine #somewheremagazine #fieldandforest #theladyalliance #likeamountaingirl #theladyalliance #livewylder
#Friyay ! 📷@growing.oak for @juniorstylelondon • • • • • #kidslookbook #sustainablestyle #sustainableliving #sustainablefashion #sustainablekidsfashion #weekendgoals #naturalchildhood #letthembelittle #letthembefree #runwildmychild #wildandfreechildren #wildandbravelittles #kidsforreal #kidswhoexplore #theartofchildhood #adeventuresofchildren #wilderness_kids #kidsforreal #familytrails #bornwildproject #authenticalternative #learningwell #lifeunscripted #livinghistory #yourstodiscover #tinybigadventure #getoutandplay
“If you don’t know where you want to go, then it doesn’t matter which path you take.” -Cheshire Cat
I took these photos of my sis-in-law and her family while we were in San Diego. I tend to shy away from doing family portraits, mostly because it feels so personal and I really don’t want to let anyone down. But any time I do it I end up having so much fun. This particular time I received smooches from my niece, which made it totally worth it. ❤️ @katieduale #staywild #sheexplores #optoutside #bornwildproject #sheventures #wildernessculture #sonyalphasclub #sonyalpha #womenontheroad #wildernessculture #dametraveler #findyourselfoutside #bravetraveler #theadventyrehandbook #alwaysgo #RANGEmag #wylder #lensculture #rovamagazine #somewheremagazine #fieldandforest #theladyalliance #theladyalliance #livewylder #childhoodunplugged #bikergirl #prewheeze #vansshoes #vansgirls #skatepark
On our third visit to @cedardellforestfarm Alder finally fed the sheep without jumping back or running away. // These homeschool classes have been just incredible for all three kids growth as little humans. They are learning so much about animals and nature and also building confidence in themselves. // what a special find for us especially after @zengerfarm sadly discontinued their homeschool program. We were so sad but this monthly gathering has warmed our heart and we are so thankful.
Tackling mountains of laundry today and it’s ok because I get to enjoy these beauties every once in a while. It’s not as much as I’d like, but it’s not nothin and that’s somethin. #staywild #sheexplores #mountaingirls #optoutside #bornwildproject #sheventures #wildernessculture #sonyalphasclub #sonyalpha #womenontheroad #wildernessculture #dametraveler #findyourselfoutside #bravetraveler #theadventyrehandbook #wildernessculture #alwaysgo #RANGEmag #wylder #lensculture #rovamagazine #somewheremagazine #fieldandforest #theladyalliance #likeamountaingirl #theladyalliance #livewylder
A girl’s best friend. 🐕🛷✨ I mean, does it get more Alaskan?! It’s posts like these that really warm our ♡s! Thanks for sharing your little lady in her oma+jo hat @steph_barthelman !! #raisethemoutdoors #tinybigadventure #pnwonderland #alaskanfamilies #thealaskalife #bornwildproject #runwildmychild #dogsled #alaska
When I imagined this year I saw lots of time in nature, family adventures and daily rhythms put into place that provided consistency and a sense of peace to our days. // Reality hasn’t been so kind. It’s been a year of unexpected work travel for Neil, learning to parent solo for large chunks of time and letting things go - like those idealistic homeschool days and that anniversary trip to Disney I have been planning since our honeymoon there 10 years ago. // However this year I learned to be more independent, learned that we are resilient and have forced myself to find the best in situations because if we let our disappointments control our emotions life just isn’t too fun. // I have also learned to give myself and others space. Space for me lately has been stepping back from social media. Taking a moment to breathe and focus on home but with this break I realized how much I missed this community and inspiration and the joy I get from this platform. So after a small break I am looking forward to catching up and sharing more of our life with you all. ❤️// so tell me how have you been?
This pretty much sums up how she feels about being outside. Anywhere that’s unconfined is her happy place. Definitely born wild this one . . . . . . . . @bornwildproject #iwasbornwild #bornwildproject #parkroamers #viewcolorado #coloradogram #getoutstayout #outtherecolorado #igcol #whererockies #wayupcolorado #hikingaddiction #hike365 #hike #hikinghappy #mountaincommunity #choosemountains #optoutside #rmnp #rockymountains #estespark #rockymountainnationalpark #freshmountainair #seekthetrail #nationalparkgeek #hikingfamily #hikingwithkids #hikingkids #adventurefamily
IT JUST KEEPS GETTING BETTER..... Swipe right to see the all the toddlers and more of our #cragfamily People say this about kiddos at various stages of life, and I am not sure that is exactly true. THIS MOMENT IS PERFECT, don’t wish for the next! I hear friends waiting to take their kids climbing or camping, but I can tell you that after 2 years of taking Carter climbing (yes He went to boulder at 8 days old and sport climbing at 8 weeks....) it does get better on some level, but it would not have had a waited. Each trip I learn more and get more savvy. I meet more friends with kids that climb and bring them to our tribe that is all about #themorethemerrier I have said it a million times it seems, but seriously... this group of people continues to blow me away with every trip, every night we spend laughing at Holly’s house @holly.miller44 , every route and every quirky person that says yes to joining us on a adventure. My hope is to inspire people to stop watching things on screens and live them (in all senses of what that means) and that “YOU DO YOU.” You will never know until you try or until you ask. A year ago, I was struggling to have people that would climb with me and my son. I was caught up in old thinking. My friends has always said “no dogs and no kids at the Crag.” So I felt that I did not belong, but this was just in my head. I had just not group. If you really just be you, I bet you can find them too! Just so you don’t forget, yes things may get easier as your practice, but you have to practice. You only get stronger at all things with consistent practice. DON’T WAIT. YOU LIFE CAN HAVE MORE JOY, MAGIC, PLEASURE, & LOVE... if only you allow it. @wrighttracks @holly.miller44 @loveforeverett @ithesword Derick, and Dan. Thanks for a lovely two days in the Red and thanks to the big boys Eddie& Howie for teaching the toddlers the rope. 😉 Charlie and Everett you are the best friends @cartergraylashbrook could ask for😘😘 #trythistuesday 😂🤦♀️😂 #climbing #climbingfamily #redrivergorge #sportclimbing #adventuremamas #choosenfamily #takekidsoutside #wildchild #bornwildproject
Last night we played outside a little different 🎄🎄
Snow days are the best days!! Am I right or am I right?! ❄️
Who else just loves snow captures?! 😍😍❄️ It’s definitely a science when shooting with all that white but the photos can turn out so magical! If you are looking for tips and tricks on how to nail those snow images check out my new blog post, in our stories 🙌🏼 Feature 📷: @bluehillimages Chosen by mod: @soulshinephotographer Follow us and use the hashtag #runwildmychild to be featured
It’s supposed to snow this weekend and I am already trying to manage my expectations so I’m not disappointed if it’s just frozen rain, which is more likely than not. Helps to mix in some California dreaming so I don’t put all my eggs in the winter wonderland basket. #staywild #sheexplores #mountaingirls #optoutside #bornwildproject #sheventures #wildernessculture #sonyalphasclub #sonyalpha #womenontheroad #wildernessculture #dametraveler #findyourselfoutside #bravetraveler #theadventyrehandbook #wildernessculture #alwaysgo #RANGEmag #wylder #lensculture #rovamagazine #somewheremagazine #fieldandforest #theladyalliance #likeamountaingirl #theladyalliance #livewylder
Hi friends!! Brandi @soulshinephotographer here for the day!! 🙌🏼 I am so excited to feature some of your amazing photos 😍 A little about me: I live in Wisconsin We love to explore new places and travel often to do so!🍄 I have two little adventures, Lorenzo (4) and Halona (almost 3) I’m a professional photographer specializing in outdoor photography, come visit my page to see more fun photos 😃 I am also an official Hike It Baby Photographer 🌲 I have a slight obsession with mushrooms (this is just one of many mushroom pictures I’ve taken 🤪) and mandalas (I have 4 tattooed on my body) Comment a fact about yourself below to say hi! ✨
Taking a moment to watch the grandeur of the grand canyon ✨ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Nog een beetje paarse lucht, omdat ik het zo romantisch vind staan 😜 Het lijkt trouwens of Zoë onder de indruk is bij het zien van de Grand Canyon voor de eerste keer, maar het had echt geen effect op haar. Zoë was meer fan van Canyonlands, Yosemite, Bryce Canyon en Zion 😜 Maar het maakt de foto voor mij niet minder speciaal 💕 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #grandcanyon #desertview #outdoorfamily #travelfamily #bornwildproject #travelingtoddler #reizenmetkinderen #travelwithkids
“Santa, I want all the animals to live with me. And all the owls to sleep in my room” ✨
Yes, I have two backpacks on. Comes with the territory, ya know? 😉 . . . . . . . #pnwonderland #prayforsnow #optoutside #reiemployee #childrenofmountains #hikeitbaby #bornwild #bornwildproject #pnwonderland #northwest #pnw #upperleftusa #adventureswithchildren #family #familygoals
When you carry reusable straws it’s no problem if kiddo wants some of the milk you just bought at the store. Just toss it in and sip right from the jug! Product recommendation - we are in love with everything @ripplefoods
Midhike breakfast break. We make it our goal to use as little single use items as possible and that includes the snacks we take on the go. Today’s snack was steel cut oats with peanut butter and brown sugar. We always make extra and put it in small containers, so it’s an easy grab and go snack with a spork.
We’ve been busy behind the scenes road testing our gorgeous new range of super soft shoes, and word has it that they are 👌👌. A very clever and simple design which STAYS ON 👏🏽👏🏽 Many colours, and sizes from tiny to 18 months. All packaged up in their own little eco shoe box and ready to pop under the tree. $22 for vinyl (with the shoelaces) and $25 for leather.
Exploring El Torcal with my favourite 2 😍 #eltorcal #malaga #andalucia #spain #hikingwithbaby #hikingwithdog #hikinginandalucia #adventuremamas #gopro #gopro7 #ergobabyomni360 #ig_andalucia #ig_malaga #borntobewild #bornwildproject #campingwithdogs #naturelovers #tinybigadventure #raiseawildchild #hikeitbaby #outdoorfamily
There will always be a reason to keep doing exactly what you're doing. I mean, you're probably even mostly fine with it! But what's the greater goal? Go ahead, close your eyes and imagine your dream life. Where are you? What is your job? Who are you with? So, what needs to happen in the next five years to get there? What needs to happen this year? What needs to happen today? . . We dreamed up this crazy life in 2013. It took us five years to get it together - to think of a way to make money (which really only started to develop the year before we left!), to think of a way to create a savings (flip a house - which meant no registry for our wedding so we had money for a down payment), and find a rig (three years of going to RV shows). We did years of budget living, dreaming, researching, making small (and big) sacrifices then finally hit the road. That was our dream. . . And let's be very real - it was not an easy five years. Real shit came up - serious medical problems, job loss, house issues, fear, doubt - but we just kept moving our feet towards living on the road. And it's not perfect, but it's absolutely right.
Yesterday Rowan had an online video assessment for a magnet school we would love for her to attend back in South Carolina. I had no clue it was going to hit me as hard as it did, but once she was rolling off her letters, numbers and showing how she could write her name, the waterworks started coming. It doesn’t feel real that our first-born is growing up so fast and that this is the next step. ⠀ +⠀ +⠀ We won’t have an answer for a couple of weeks. And while we know a much bigger force is directing things in the right way for her, we look forward to having an answer one way or the other so we can start making plans. Last week we booked a campground close to Greenville for a month starting in June. It felt pretty surreal to imagine being back. + + In the meantime, these days are starting to feel even more fleeting and each one completely priceless. ⠀
These kids are loved so darn much by all four of their grandparents and what an incredible gift that is for all eight of us. ✨ #lensculture #theladyalliance #sonyalpha #sonyalphasclub #bornwildproject #childhood #family #childhoodunplugged #childhoodunleashed #photography #photooftheday #photographyeveryday
I promise to take you outside, even when it is raining, just so you can stomp through the puddles. . . . . . . . . . . . . #pdxparent #upperleftliving #pnwkids #pnw_kids #magicofchildhood #thesugarjar #theeverydayportrait #collectmomentsnotthings #dearphotographer #clickinmoms #momblog #twinmama #tinybigadventure #childhoodunplugged #letthembelittle #letthekids #bornwildproject #lookslikefilmkids #childofig #hikeitbaby #optoutside #letthemeatdirt #twiniversity #twinsisters #toddlersofinstagram #livewild #thatsdarling #pnwonderland #pnw #oureverydaymoments
☀️🌬☁️🌨🌧❄#frischluftchallenge letzter tag! 😉 resumée: 28 von 30 tagen haben wir geschafft! 🙏💪 zu meiner verteidigung (oooder vl auch ausrede 😜) muss ich sagen: die 2 tage an denen wir NICHT draußen waren, war ich krank. wie immer ohne fieber aber sonst volles programm... bin jedenfalls zufrieden mit uns! 😇👍 und jetzt... mal überlegen welche challenge ich mir für dezember setze.... 🤔 #challengegesucht 😅 . ideen???? _____ _____
“Oh the snow, the beautiful snow! How the flakes gather and laugh as they go Whirling about in their maddening fun! It plays in its glee with every one, Chasing, Laughing, Hurrying by; It lights on the face and it sparkles the eye, And even the dogs, with bark and bound. Snap at the crystals that eddy around. The town is alive and its heart in glow To welcome the coming of beautiful snow” - Joseph Warren
It’s Friday! Giddy up...
Signs of Fall are slowly fading but leave it to my son to find the coolest one on our property 🍁
This picture perfectly depicts how my second pregnancy feels. Mac always on the go and me running to catch up. 550 miles and 6 months down.
One year ago, I came to this place with a giant belly, a slight ache in my heart and a mind full of apprehension. 12 months later it is "as if I swayed out on the wildest wave alive". 🍂But that has to be one of the most beautiful things about motherhood. For all one's trepidations, it still becomes, and I have become along with this process something "beyond the depths of my being." 🍂"Just show me what you love, and I'll show you what you're going to be like five years from now. " -Easy. Because for all that has changed, I'm still here, madly in love with nature, my partner and now this new little life-that for all my cautious thoughts has brought motherhood to me which is proving to be my making. 🍂I could only hope that what they say is true, that over time you do indeed become what you love. ... ... ... #bornwild #wildernessculture #motherhood #hikingwithkids #exploringwithkids #montana #upperleftusa #flatheadlake #northwest #bornwildproject #beautifulworld #west #adventure #girlsgoneintothewild #andshesdopetoo #womenswilderness #fjallraven #canoe #womenwhoexplore #mountaingirls #canoewithkids *references made to Richard Rohr and Theodore Roethke
Our mini photographer. Rowan has really shown an interest in photography since we hit the road (and the kid has a pretty good eye!) We’ve been wanting to find a camera for her, but one that isn’t expensive and still kid-friendly. Any recommendations?
The extraordinary folks at the sea turtle rescue center of Jekyll Island not only save injured turtles but any wild animal that finds themself in trouble. Here they are administering IV nutrition to a juvenile green sea turtle that was struck by a boat propellor. We also saw them feed meat to a hawk with a broken wing. There were many turtles with missing limbs because they were caught in fishing line. And babies that never found their way to the ocean. It was a humbling lesson for all of us. 💚🐢
Always looking for treasures! 🍄 And yes these “treasures” are in my car, house and pockets 😅🤓
Nov 28th - 1m - Black and Blue Trail. I love children’s fascination with everything we pass on the trail. We may not move as quickly, but our walk is richer as we enjoy every little beautiful thing along the way.
#WildInheritance I read that the human eye’s resolution is estimated to be 576 mega pixels it made me think of the first time we took our heart son ‘A’ out for a hike his boundless energy prior as a foster at risk family had bounced about shelters one room dwellings urban city landscapes of concrete & steel he stopped atop the grassy hill to breath in the view of the ocean below each pixel expanding as he exclaimed over & over again look how beautiful do you see kaitlin? do you see how beautiful? we continued our hike some coaching to continue to motivate a child not used to such a lifestyle yet the sounds of wonder would erupt between groans of exhaustion from his voice bellowing around us in glee he is not born of my belly he is born of my heart as we climbed to the top to fill 576 pixels with the view I prayed he would remember this day I hoped he would remember this day the day he saw love @bornwildproject
Fall camping, leads to cold weather which makes for a perfect reason to light up a cozy fire. . Smokey scents and the crackle of dead pine needles. Boys laughing and stories told. . It’s all thanks to my manly man of a husband. The guy that takes his family hunting. The guy that teaches his sons anatomy as he provides meat and puts food on the table. The guy that never gets lost and can find his way around any neck of the woods. The guy that endlessly ties lures on a fishing pole for 5 little boys and doesn’t complain. The guy always willing to go off the trail and find the adventure. He’s the backbone of our family, setting the beat that we all march to and he has truly helped us develop a love for the outdoors together as a family. It’s addicting. . #bornwildproject #raisethemwild #wildandfreechildren #motherhoodunplugged #childhoodunplugged #runwildmychild #momlife #boymom #inbeautyandchaos #motherhoodrising #motherhoodsimplified #honestmotherhood #raiseawildchild #childrenofmountains #bornwildchild #weneedmorewild #wildinheritance #optoutside #wilderness #wildernessculture #lifewellcaptured #becauseoutside
Nov 27 - Some days you don’t get first choice in where you put in your miles. So, though the trail is less scenic, try to find the beautiful things along it. - like a tree full of birds nests and think of the little families or birds that will once again inhabit its leafy bower come spring.
Childhood is the most beautiful of all of life’s seasons.
She loved the wind in her hair and the scent of wildflowers🌸 Who else is missing all the summer feels? ✨
30 degree birthday party in the park? Priceless 🎂
Hundreds of oak trees dripping with Spanish moss is exactly how I imagined Georgia. Possibly the most romantic looking landscape I have ever seen. 😍
TrailTrooper Tuesday. No....18 months isn’t to young to schlep a pack! However.... you may end up with a double load!!!💗 Reminiscing on August.
One of my favorite scenes. Daddy taking role of comforter.
There are days my toddler just doesn’t want to walk outside. These take patience, understanding and guidance to help make his time outside enjoyable - not forced. We choose not to just give up and go home. Though our outing may be significantly shortened. Instead we help him work through whatever stimuli is giving him anxiety and then address it with him. This way he can learn at an early age to work through stressors and find a way to enjoy them rather than nurturing fears that may follow him for years.
Nov 20 - 1m - Clear Creek Trail. Sometimes you just have to sit and take a break.
Just a couple of kids trying to break a land speed record! While enjoying this incredible beauty, I couldn’t help but be a little sad that our vacation was coming to an end. Luckily I’m married to a man that wants to explore as much as me and was happy to spend the last hours of our drive planning our next getaway! Thanksgiving in Moab maybe? . . . . . . . . . #roamtheplanet #tinybigadventure #outdoorfamilies #adventureawaits #raiseawildchild #adventurewithkids #adventurefamily #adventureparenting #roadtrip #utahisrad #utah #visitutah