Once upon a time, before I had kids, I worked in Environmental Education for a local parks department. This fit in well with my interests, as I had studied Forest Ecology in college, and had grown up camping and hiking all over Oregon with my family. After I had my first child, I really missed being outside all the time, so I started hiking with him. I continued to hike after the birth of my second child. I learned so much about hiking with young children! Now we homeschool, and we get out as much as we can. I hope we can inspire others to get outside with the children in their lives!