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Prepping for climbing

I've been doing a series on my personal blog called "Creating a Cragbaby."  The posts have tips and tricks for different situations and challenges you might run into when it comes to taking your little one on climbing, hiking, and camping trips.  About a month ago I published a post that deal with weather conditions , where I tackeled hot, cold, and of course WET weather.  When I saw that AKC was doing an "April Showers Contest" I knew that the wet weather portion would be most appropriate!  So here it is - anecdotal tips from my (admittedly non-expert) point of view...

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What the rain brings

 

What the rain brings: a beautiful sound to fall asleep to, a chance to puddle-stomp, the opportunity to wear brightly coloured, heart-printed boots, greenery, worms, and mushrooms!

A few years before our daughter was born, my husband and I were on a multi-day hiking excursion in the Olympic Mountain Range (Washington, USA). We encountered another group who had  just set up camp and were preparing their supper. Dried pasta? Dehydrated soup? The last of the soggy trial-mix? No. Mushrooms. Giant mushrooms, foraged early that day with a side of salad greens also courtesy of the woods. "Well now, that is amazing!" My husband and I thought. "We simply must learn how to do that."

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The Sun Didn't Shine...

By Erica aka Cragmama

The Sun didn't shine. It was too wet to play. So we sat in the house all that cold, cold, wet day." -Dr. Seuss, The Cat in the Hat

While Dr. Seuss may have been a master at opening children's eyes to the wonders of reading, he seems to have been a bit lacking in the outdoor adventure department...
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RAIN !

 

 

Its pouring rain. One of those days that 9am feels like 5pm and is-it-time-for-bed-yet? *Yawn* One of the kids is sleeping, one is playing with playdoh and the other is bored out of his mind.

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Caught in the rain

Have you ever been caught in the rain? I don't mean a light sprinkle of rain...a sunshower. I mean a downpour - cats and dogs type storm. My daughters and I were caught in a storm last spring...and it was marvelous.

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When Childhood Dreams Come True

When I was little, I used to dream about what kind of Mom I would some day like to be. I used to dream about building forts, climbing trees, scrambling up riverbeds and inventing make-believe worlds. I would someday invite my child(ren) to participate in my "worlds," scamper over rocks, balance on logs, and get good and muddy--of course. In the meantime, my younger siblings were all too willing to play roles in the "world of Bronwyn" and to be accomplices in the production of much dirty laundry. (Sorry, Mom.)

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