The Wild Archives

Getting Back to “Me”

Tuesdays are fragile. The suspense sets in late Monday evening when I start to wonder if my babysitter will cancel or maybe the kids will wake up sick. Come morning, I quickly check my phone to see what the weather has in store. I love snow, but hopefully it’s not too cold, or too hot!…

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Badass Girls Need a Badass Mom

I’ve been there. I’ve been there five times actually. I’ve been there- drowning in diapers, burp cloths, sleepless nights, and sore nipples, just praying I’ll have the strength to get through the day. I’ve been there. I’ve flipped through magazines and social media posts, jealous of the twentysomethings camped alone in the middle of the…

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AMI Grassroots Spotlight: WESTERN CANADA

In collabs across the country and beyond, amazing women gather to have epic adventures, build new friendships and create lasting memories. Inspiring us this month with weekly (nighttime!) cross-country skiing events: the Western Canada AMI Collab. Bonnie Presser, organizer of these epic meetups, talks about getting back into cross-country skiing after kids and how that…

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Mama Crush Monday: Hännah Marciniak

Hännah Marciniak (@yogihannah) is a dedicated practitioner of Ashtanga yoga, a climber, mountain biker, skier, and together with her husband, Lucas, parent of an adventurous two-year-old, Oliver. Hännah runs her own business, Mountain Light Ashtanga, which offers small group yoga in the traditional Mysore style. She also works as a linguist, providing expert consulting in…

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A Mama’s Guide to Training for Her First Trail Race

Running a trail race is by no means easy. You navigate around rocks and roots that sneak up on you out of nowhere, you run up seemingly endless hills (or mountains), and then you barrel down them while trying not to land flat on your face. It’s painful at times. Your legs will burn and…

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Mama and Babe Bouldering Event

This fall, AMI Ambassador (now Ambassador Team Manager, yeah she’s #BossAF) coordinated a free Mama and Babe Bouldering Bash in Joshua Tree National Park as her annual AMI Ambassador Project. Her goal was simple: make connections with like-minded MAMAS, get more MAMAS out climbing, and distract the kids with play so MAMA could focus on…

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Nature is My Anchor

Two days before our first child turned one month old, my husband and I watched as all of our belongings were boxed and packed into crates. We said goodbye to our things, and began three months of extended hotel stays and visits with family. We crossed the entire continental United States before flying to Hawaii,…

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AMI Grassroots Spotlight: UPPER MIDWEST COLLAB

In collabs all over the country and beyond, amazing women are gathering together to have epic adventures, build new friendships and create lasting memories. Inspiring us this month with their quinzhee adventure: the Upper Midwest AMI Collab. Remember when you were a kid and building blanket forts and then camping out in them was seriously…

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What is Hardcore

[Take a quiet moment, get comfortable, and don’t rush THIS particular conversation. Yep, it’s long. Nope, we’re not sorry. It’s pretty important and we think there’s benefit to reading it from beginning to end.] I get it a lot, “Adventure Mamas, that’s like the hardcore mom group, right?” I never know how to respond. “Uh, maybe?…

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