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Ep. 27 - Summer Camp for your Kids!

Ep. 27 - Summer Camp for your Kids!

Hey everybody! This week's episode may seem like it's coming early, since winter isn't even over, but we are talking about SUMMER CAMP! Sleepaway, outdoorsy, crafty, silly song-singing, hike to your shower kinda summer camp. Jennifer referenced several articles as to how and why summer camps provide SUCH a fantastic and needed experience for kids, especially in this technology-ridden era. Huffington Post, Psychology Today, New York Times, NPRthis blogger, and this TEDx Talks go into detail about these benefits. 

Then we got to call our friend, Duane Blasdel! Duane is the "Chief" and director of Mapleridge Ranch in Owego, NY. There was too much good stuff in this conversation, you're just gonna have to listen to find out all about Duane's background and experience in summer camps and all the expertise he brings to this topic. We had SUCH a great conversation with him. You can find Mapleridge Ranch online and on instagram.

In our conversation, Duane mentioned the book The Shallows: What the Internet is Doing to Our Brains by Nicholas Carr. 

And then, finally, Y'ALL. Y'aaaaalllllllllll...... What. In. The. World. Listen to hear what is going down and what Duane completely SPRUNG on us in this episode. Pay cloooossse attention to our social media today and tomorrow to find out what you can do to WIN THIS INSANE GIVEAWAY!!!!!!!!!! I mean, Courtney and I just can't even believe it still.

 This was from my (Jennifer) trail ride that I talked about!

This was from my (Jennifer) trail ride that I talked about!

 I did manage to get a picture of how "prepared" Penelope was for that overnight campout in the woods! Hahaha. 

I did manage to get a picture of how "prepared" Penelope was for that overnight campout in the woods! Hahaha. 

 Chief Duane and little Chief (Thad).

Chief Duane and little Chief (Thad).

 This is me conquering another "skill" at camp - the 50 foot tower! Nothing like having your "mom rear-end" all harnessed for everyone to stare at while you struggle and climb... haha. But I did it. "I do hard things." There's a book about that.....

This is me conquering another "skill" at camp - the 50 foot tower! Nothing like having your "mom rear-end" all harnessed for everyone to stare at while you struggle and climb... haha. But I did it. "I do hard things." There's a book about that.....

From our "I'm Totally Into..." segment:

Courtney is totally into her Umbra Casa Tissue Box Cover and it turns out Jennifer totally is, too!! 

Jennifer is totally into Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee. Find it on Netflix!

Thank you so much for chatting with us, Duane! Check out Mapleridge Ranch!! Have a great week, mamas!

Ep. 28 - A Conversation about Cleaning!

Ep. 28 - A Conversation about Cleaning!

Ep. 26 - Mom Fashion with Special Guests Lane Booten & Lona Loveless, AKA the Lola Ladies

Ep. 26 - Mom Fashion with Special Guests Lane Booten & Lona Loveless, AKA the Lola Ladies