Are you an adventuring family or a stay-at-home-and-get-stuff-done family? I sometimes fall into the latter category (I love my to-do lists!), but whenever I muster up the energy to take my children on an adventure, I never regret it. We seem to grow closer to each other and make more lasting memories when we discover the world together.
On today’s episode, Chamaine Wallenzein, the found of Wandering Families and a mother of five young children, gives us practical tips and tricks for how and why to adventure with our families.
And if you’re not a hiker or camper, don’t worry–this episode is still for you! Chamaine and I discuss how an adventure is any type of shared experience that is out of the ordinary–and you can totally tailor that according to your family culture!
Listen in to this wise and spunky mama, and be inspired to build in more opportunities for connection and memories with your family!
Chamaine’s website, Wandering Families: http://www.wanderingfamilies.com/
How to Raise a Wild Child: The Art and Science of Falling in Love with Nature by Scott Sampson: https://amzn.to/2NDwcq2
Timbernook (outdoor sensory play program): http://www.timbernook.com/2017/index.html
Dr. Katie Penry’s episode “How to Stop Looking at Your Phone So Much–And Why It Matters”: http://3in30podcast.com/phones/
Let’s Meet at the Rediscover YOU Workshop in Draper, UT (September 28-29): http://3in30podcast.com/lets-meet/
Great Quotes from the Episode
-“The natural world seems to invite and facilitate parent-child connection and sensitive interactions. Unplugging and taking a baby away from electronic distractions creates an opportunity for what is called ‘affective sharing’ – oohing and aahing together over the sun shining through the leaves of a big tree…feeling a soft spring rain or a light winter snowfall on your face.” Martha Farrell Erickson
-“If a child is to keep alive his inborn sense of wonder…he [or she] needs the companionship of at least one adult who can share, rediscovering the joy, excitement, and mystery of the world we live in.” Rachel Carson