Mommy blogs. Do a search and you come up with 4,300,000 results. As a new mom, I’ve pilfered through the links, looking to find someone out there who mothers like me–that is, drags their newborn on 3,000 mile roadtrips to the Rockies and breastfeeds on sailboats. I want to know which baby carrier can handle 16-mile hikes along the Backbone Trail and what to do about bee stings. Are there Epi Pens for infants?
So I searched out adventure mommy blogs, finding only varieties of “adventures in mommyhood”; the usual list of laundry and sleep-deprivation ramblings. Certainly, I’m not the only woman on the planet who’s baptized her infant in Montana’s Blackfoot River (or can relate to it)?
Before I became a mother of two young girls, I worked full-time as a professional river guide and a freelance travel writer. I still write professionally about outdoor adventures, but now, instead of writing about first descents of Himalayan rivers in India, my forays are closer to home and are logistically engineered to include daily naps (there’s an amazing carseat mosquito net ideal for back-of-beyond siestas!).
I look forward to hearing about your experiences with backcountry baby travel, and to sharing some of the highlights from the adventures of Little Mama and Baby Licious.