May 06, 2009

getting outside with kids - YES you can!

A good friend of mine passed this on to me a while ago and i'm just now getting it posted on the blog. Heather and i don't have kids yet, but we spend a lot of time with friends who do. Today, The Dirtbag Diaries launches a new companion site – The Outdoor Parent. Our goal: provide stoke. Stoke to get you out of bed before dawn for a long run through the woods or a solid surf session at a favorite break. Stoke to rally the kids out for a weekend of camping beneath dark, starry skies or just around the corner to the edges of your local park. We celebrate skinned knees, hand-me-down jeans and big smiles. We believe in unchecked imagination and learning by doing. Already, we’ve got some posts up and running. Please have a look around. Leave a comment and let us know what you think. The Outdoor Parent is looking for contributors so if you’re interested or know someone who might be, please drop us a line.
Here is what you can expect from us.
* Perspective from climbers, skiers, surfers and modern explorers who have embarked on the ultimate adventure — parenthood.
* Interviews with athletes who prove that chasing the dream and instilling a love of the natural world in kids are one and the same.
* Creative tips for turning the natural world into an outdoor classroom.
* Thoughtful discussion on topics that concern you — balancing personal goals with raising a family, risk, the environment.
Please visit www.theoutdoorparent.com. For more information, contact Fitz Cahall at mhtml:%7B20A03085-F8B1-4422-BEFC-792957F17BF7%7Dmid://00001118/!x-usc:mailto:fitz@theoutdoorparent.com or by calling 206-890-9533