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I know spending time outdoors is so important. Especially for children. Yet despite that awareness, it’s still sometimes hard for me to make it happen.

I’m either bored standing out side while they play, too hot, or find myself with “better” or “more important” things to do.

But then I slow down and think about my youth–Drinking from the hose, hunting bugs and capturing caterpillars, watching ants pick up huge chunks of my apple crumbs. I learned so much just from observing and being free to play outside.

I want their childhood to be full of this.

Nature hike with kids-Getting outdoors and enjoying the world we live in.

I know this is an important part of growing up and I want my kids to experience that too. I’m making little changes here and there to make these goals a reality.

We’ve started taking our dog for daily walks again, joined a local Wild Explorers Club, we’re doing more nature walks around our neighborhood trail while discussing what we see–Leaves changing colors, or the difference between toads and frogs.

I’m pushing my comfort zone a little but it’s worth it to give my kids a childhood I know will be so enriching.

Nature hike with kids-Getting outdoors and enjoying the world we live in.

Nature hike with kids-Getting outdoors and enjoying the world we live in.

Nature hike with kids-Getting outdoors and enjoying the world we live in.

Nature hike with kids-Getting outdoors and enjoying the world we live in.

Check out more of our fall exploring on my Tampico is Color photo blog. More on this topic coming soon!


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Mandy Carter says:

Me too. I try to make sure we get outdoors to enjoy and explore as muc as possible!

The change of seasons always encourages us to be outside more. There is so much happening with Mother Nature if we just take a few minutes to look, feel, and smell it all!

Tamara says:

Goodness, your photos! As a fellow photographer/blogger, I am struggling with my older one. She gets mad about my camera. Sob!
This is the childhood I have, and what I am giving my kids now. Gorgeous.

It is great you allow your kids to be kids while you still can. Too soon the technolgy piece comes and they don’t want to go outside. It becomes a battle.

My best memories as a kid were they ones of me outside playing. I remember exploring the woods behind our house and building forts.

I am so with you! Kids are so attached to electronics, and I think they’re missing out on so much. It’s so important to get outside and just explore and imagine and be present!

Ashley says:

I try to get my kids outside too. They love it way more than being stuck inside anyways. Beautiful pictures!

K. Elizabeth says:

The kids and I live for being outdoors. The Mr on the other hand not so much. I’m really looking forward to cooler temps with Autumn approaching and being able to go on more nature hikes. Moo is dying to spot some “wild life.” LOL.

OMG!! We went on our first Wild Explorers hike yesterday. Lil’ J did awesome… Big T…

He did ok but he fell a couple times and was just kinda grumpy about it. I’m hoping it gets easier, and looking forward to it getting cooler. He LOVES running and skipping in the trees (and loves the water) but man, when he falls all bets are off.

Amy Carney says:

I love this and it’s what I want for my kids too. It was easier to do when they were little, but I need the reminder to still create time like this even though they are busy screenagers now! Love your smile and your blog! Keep putting goodness out into the world!

Marion Lewis says:

The change of seasons always encourages us to be outside more, I try to get my daughter outside too, sure she will be excited

Beautiful photos! I always try to get my kids outside however at the time season change I’m worried about their health. That’s why we always have battles 😀

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