Mamavation Monday: Let’s Go Camping

It doesn’t take much to start geting results when it comes to wait loss – small changes will take you a long way. However, when it comes to Mamavation Mom bootcamp, things move very fast – ladies make drastic changes to their every day lives. Moreover the lives of their entire families get an extreme 7 week makeover. Just check out what our Mamavation Moms’ recent posts:

Hanan (@LilacCityMomma)has noticed that her oldest is asking questions like “Are we going to the gym today?” and the girls just love to exercise with her. “It’s just a great feeling knowing I’m having an impact on them already”.

Wendy’s (@WeightsOver) son asks her to wait until he gets home, so they can do workouts together. He does warmup along with first circuit and cheers Wendy for the rest of workout. Ally (Wendy’s daughter) goes on walks with her and participates in family nutritional discussions.

The camping season is about to begin here on Midwest, and I can’t wait to spend some time outdoors with the kids. However, that’s where it gets complicated – how do I go about camping with a toddler? How do I keep my kids safe and make sure we all have good time?

Our Mamavation TV guest this week is a nature enthusiast and wants to share that love with her audience and how they have their young families interact with the world.  I am thrilled to hear what words of wisdom Cragmama will be sharing with our audience on Monday.  Small tips can really help your family get ready to play outside and enjoy yourselves.

Special Guest: Erica Lineberry (@Cragmama)

Erica is a believer that we only get one shot on this journey called life, and need to make the most of it. One of her favorite passions is getting out and exploring this playground called Earth, that she believes God created for us to enjoy. During her pregnancy and her son’s first weeks she and her husband realized that they were at a life stage where many folks give up on adventure and play, and get locked into a rut of everyday living. But they wanted to do more than just “get by.”

Most days you can find Erica outside somewhere – while her favorite athletic passion is rock climbing, she also loves waking up to birds chirping and sun light filtering through her tent, as well as wandering around in the woods with a backpack on.  Her best ideas come to her during afternoon trail runs, and occasionally she like to pretend that she knows how to mountain bike and fly-fish.

“Over the course of my life’s journey so far I’ve been blessed to have encountered so many adventures.  Some are big and some are small, but they are always filled with joy, love, and of course loads of fun along the way! My goal at Cragmama.com is to become an online resource for fellow nature enthusiasts that believe starting a family doesn’t mean the end to outdoor adventures! 

I haven’t been a Mommy nearly long enough to qualify as an expert in the fields of wilderness, parenting, and rock climbing. Thankfully in addition to the many mistakes I’ve made along the way I’ve also stumbled upon some really good ideas that have worked out great for our family. And if they worked for us, who knows, maybe they might work for other families, too! Its my hope that you will find inspiration and motivation to continue in an active lifestyle throughout pregnancy and beyond!  Whether you need beta for your next climbing trip, a helpful tip for squeezing in some outside time in a day slammed with errands, or are looking for gear reviews on items to make outdoor kid travels run smoothly – take a look around, hopefully you’ll get some good ideas!”

MAMAVATION TV: Join us Monday night at 7pm PST/10pm EST on Mingle Media TV.

BLOGGING CARNIVAL: This week’s blogging carnival is sponsored by Dole.

Two blogging carnivals participants will receive a Dole product sample packs.

Include the following disclaimer in your weekly Mamavation blog post and link back to Mamavation site to qualify for the prize drawing:

“This post is sponsored by Dole and hosted by Mamavation – a community dedicated to obesity prevention & weight loss for women and I’m writing this to be entered into a giveaway” at the bottom of your post. Link up your post here.

WELCOME
Please join me in welcoming Lydia (@lydsrich) to Mamavation sistahood as well as welcome back Monica (@monicazyoung), Lisa @EarlyLitMama, Amanda (@HighImpactMom), and Kat (@katjrobertson).

SISTAHOOD: If you are interested in pledging to the Mamavation Sistahood, Monday is the time to do it. Please go here for instructions. Invitations are done on Wednesdays over Twitter. (Or later if I get swamped)

GIVEAWAYS (You must attend Mamavation TV show to win):

  1. Dole Products (2 winners)

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  1. Follow @dolefoods

  2. Follow @CragMama

  3. Oh how I miss camping, fishing. I am a bit chicken to do it with the kids though.

  4. Vivika Rawan says:

    Great info. Met a fellow yesterday who complained that his business was down 49% in one year wiping out all progress since 2001. Yet, the man has no website, no Facebook, no Twitter and no blog. How is someone needing his excellent service supposed to find him to hire him? Another firm just failed here after 40 years in business. Budget Hotels in Manali They had old website, no blog, and a barely active Facebook page.

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