Tag: outdoors

Hey There Lonely Mom

I have previously written about how hard it is to make mom friends, but reading this blog post made me relive how lonely being a mom can be. When I was preparing to become a mom, I was warned about many things, but soul-crushing loneliness was not one of them. more

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Synchronize Your Watches: It’s Flip-Flop Time!

We’re itching in our britches to leave school behind and get out into summer. Into the long summer afternoons when the days stretch into night and watermelon drips down our elbows. Tie up loose ends at school and get ready, it’s coming. more

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Why Aren't You Getting Outdoors?

"The millennial generation is... more disconnected from nature than any generation before."

This from a recent press conference with U.S. Secretary of the Interior, Sally Jewell.

Not that our great country is lacking opportunities for a little outdoor recreation. Maybe it's just that we need to be reminded of what's out there and to look up from our smart phones and tablets every once in a while. more

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FOMO vs. JOLL

So, if we have to tell you what that means, then you probably have a good handle on your Facebook feed and your Instagram binges in check. For the rest of us, FOMO often stands in the way of getting out there and getting connected with real friends and real live scenery. What's the cure for FOMO? We don't have a scientific answer, but why not give JOLL a try? 

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