Be Out There Founding Mother

Did anyone notice the new badge on my blog?  I am now officially a part of the National Wildlife Federation’s Founding Mothers Advisory Board. Crazy, no? I mean, yes I have written on this blog about the importance of having a Green Hour every day. And yes, the NWF has used my writing here and  there, as well as some of my photos on their site in the past . . . .but me? Really?

Here is the press release about the group:

“The Be Out There movement is guided by a group of busy moms who engage with parents through their social media networks. Their authentic way of addressing the challenges and joys of parenthood makes them uniquely qualified to advise the National Wildlife Federation on Be Out There’s initiative.”

This is a pretty incredible group of women! Many are professional bloggers (is that the right term?) with throngs of followers. Some are homeschooling Moms with days so filled with nature and beauty it makes me want to cry to read their posts. But all of us are committed to the premise that it is good for our children to be outside, playing, unstructured (even, gasp! unsupervised?) interacting with nature and finding their place in the world.

So, anyway, check these blogs, get a little inspiration, and then get going.
Be Out There!

Jennifer James
Blog: http://www.mombloggersclub.com
Twitter: http://twitter.com/mombloggersclub

Liz Thompson
Blog: http://thisfullhouse.com
Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/thisfullhouse

Tracey Henry
Blog: http://subdivablog.blogspot.com/
Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/subdiva

Rachel Matthews
Blog: http://asouthernfairytale.com/
Twitter: http://twitter.com/sthrnfairytale

Kim Moldofsky
Blog: http://hormonecoloreddays.blogspot.com/2006/01/links-to-kims-published-writing.html
Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/kimmoldofsky

Amie Hurst Adams
Blog: http://www.mammaloves.com/
Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/mammaloves

Asha Dornfest
Blog: http://www.parenthacks.com/
Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/parenthacks

Kristin Sundin Brandt
Blog: http://www.manicmommies.com/
Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/kristinsb

Anna Fader
Blog:  http://mommypoppins.com/
Twitter: http://twitter.com/mommypoppins

Veronique Christensen
Blog: http://www.littleelephants.com/
Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/veroniquec

Holly Ambrose
Blog: http://www.tropicofmom.com/
Twitter: http://twitter.com/Tropic_of_Mom

Debi Pfitzenmaier
Blog: http://voices.mysanantonio.com/sabusykids
Twitter: http://twitter.com/MomonMars

Christine Koh
Blog: http://www.bostonmamas.com/
Twitter: http://twitter.com/bostonmamas

Cooper Munroe
Site: http://www.themotherhood.com
Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/coopermunroe
http://www.twitter.com/themotherhood

Emily McKhann
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2 responses to “Be Out There Founding Mother

  1. you totally got me hooked on green hour, i’m so impressed you’re part of that. you’re amazing.

  2. Wow — what a lovely post, Ashley. Just got back from a spring break trip with husband and new baby — we had plenty of Green Hours!

    We are honored to have you as part of our Founding Mothers group. Your photos and writings have inspired us to continue this campaign — and thanks goes to your kids and husband too! 🙂

    Anne Keisman
    NWF/ Be Out There

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