My name is Linda, and I’m a Bay Area mom who loves to get outside for playtime every day with my son. Our outdoor time may be social, solo, park or nature-based, near or at home, quick or lengthy, but, whatever form it takes, we make a point of getting outside every day. Several times per week, I try to get outside without my son for much needed “me” time. I’m a hiker, a trail runner, and an amateur photographer.
Several years ago, I started a playgroup, Nature Time! The Bay Area Outdoor Playgroup, which now includes more than 600 families, hoping to create a community of parents getting together for fun, outdoor activities. Through the management of the playgroup and through, even more, the outings we take as a family, I’ve learned some of the best places in the Bay Area for outdoor play and nature exploration. I’ve learned what can help make an outing more enjoyable, both for the parents and the children. And I’m always finding new places and things to do! Join me on our family explorations!
In this blog, I will share what I’ve learned, hoping it will help inspire others with children, encouraging families to get out into the outdoors more. I write about the places we go, the things we do, what we see, the benefits of outdoor play, and tips and tricks that make outside time fun.
I also believe time in nature without the kids, either solo or with friends, is of vital importance. I also created and manage a hiking group for women in the San Francisco
East Bay, Striding Strong: The East Bay Hiking Group for Women. The membership in this group has now grown to more than 400. As much as I love hiking with friends, I find peace and rejuvenation when hiking alone in nature, just me and my camera. I like to share the beauty of what I see on these outings on this blog, too, hoping the images will inspire my readers to head outside, too.
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