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Publications, Mentions, and General “Buzz”

New Athleta Store in Durham (aka Adventures in Girliness!)

New Athleta Store in Durham (aka Adventures in Girliness!)

 Even though we’ve been in Charlotte for over a year now, folks still regularly ask me if we miss Raleigh.  My answer is usually….”Nah.”  Aside from several friends (most of whom I still keep in touch with) and a handful of local haunts, Charlotte seems to have everything that the Triangle area had to offer, and more.  Until now…I had heard rumors of a new Athleta store opening up at the Streets of Southpoints mall in Durham (just 20 minutes from our old digs!), and I was delighted when they contacted me about participating in a special VIP “sneak preview”…Read the rest of this entry →

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A Whirlwind of Local Press

A Whirlwind of Local Press

Any active moms out there wanna know the best way to get your soapbox message about healthy outdoor families out there for the world to see?  For starters, you could break your ankle…It did seem rather ironic that the minute I turned into an invalid folks couldn’t wait to talk to me about my active lifestyle!  While part of me felt somewhat hypocritical touting the benefits of family adventures while I was stuck at home on the couch, it at least gave me something to focus on besides feeling sorry for myself.  Here’s a few quick blurbs about some of the latest…Read the rest of this entry →

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TRANGO Grassroots Athlete Team 2012

TRANGO Grassroots Athlete Team 2012

I’ve known for a week now and it’s been all I can do to contain my excitement, but now that it’s official I can shout it from the roof tops! Somehow I ended up being chosen as one of the 6 members of Trango’s very first team of sponsored athletes!  If I’m being completely honest I’d have to say I’m rather dumbfounded as to why they would choose me, especially when I compare myself to the rest of the team (2 of whom I know personally and have seen firsthand how awesome they are…).  But regardless, I’m gonna run with it and…Read the rest of this entry →

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Exciting News for 2012!

Exciting News for 2012!

2012 is shaping up to be an exciting year already, as there have been a few recent developments underway recently that I’m excited to share with everyone.  First off, I just recently had an original article published in Wild Sister Magazine, an online (and soon to be offered in print) magazine that has been up and running for about 7 months. Taken from their “About” page, “Wild Sister is an online empowerment magazine for women who want inspiration, and who believe that by empowering women we can change the world…Wild Sister Magazine liberates souls by delivering authentic inspiration, and sharing stories…Read the rest of this entry →

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Here’s to New Adventures

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A while back I posted some guest contributions from Jen Charette and Kristen Lummis, aka Velo Mom and Brave Ski Mom, respectively.  I had mentioned that we were in the process of combining our super powers into a collaborative writing venture known as The Adventure Moms.  Well, it took a while for things to get rolling, but its now official – our first project will be writing for Women’s Adventure Magazine’s online blog!  After an introductory post last week, our trio will be featured on the blog on the third Monday of each month, writing about…you guessed it – adventures…Read the rest of this entry →

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Mamavation TV’s Next Guest is…

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(***For those of you on my email subscriber list – I apologize for the email mix-up this morning.  A post that was planned for later in the week accidentally got published this morning instead of this one…but its been taken down, so if you already clicked on it you just got a sneak preview of whats coming later on in the week )  But here’s the intended post for today… …ME!!!  Who would have thought?!?  A few weeks ago I was contacted by the producer of Mamavation TV, a program/webchat that airs live on Monday nights on Mingle TV (internet…Read the rest of this entry →

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An Article, A Column, and Free Cragmama Swag!

An Article, A Column, and Free Cragmama Swag!

It’s been a while since I’ve posted about any endeavors outside the realm of this blog.  With summer travels and work on the new guidebook in full swing, I haven’t had much of a chance to take my writing elsewhere.  However, I’ve had a few irons sizzling in the fire recently that might be worth sharing, so here goes. First off, I wrote a quickie article (and Cragbaby video plug) for Vertical Girl Clothing, a company committed to enhancing the female climbing community through events, stories, and of course, their women-specific clothing line (and I love that their best selling…Read the rest of this entry →

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Latest Cragmama Buzz

Latest Cragmama Buzz

Cragmama’s been recieving a lot of cyber-buzz around the web these days, enough so that I felt like it was important to keep track of all Cragmama “press” in one spot so it can be referred to as a resource.  Hence, the birth of the “Media” page at the top of the site – feel free to check it out from time to time if you want the latest in Cragmama news outside of this site! I just recently have had the opportunity to start writing for PembaServes, a consulting company that represents various brands in the Outdoor Industry.  My first piece was for their…Read the rest of this entry →

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Guest Post on The Outdoor Adventure Blog

Guest Post on The Outdoor Adventure Blog

Folks that know me are probably aware that it really gets on my nerves when other people tout climbing as a sport for only extreme, thrill-seeking, adrenaline junkie uber-athletes.  I think one of the best parts about climbing is that due to the many different types and styles of climbing, there’s more than enough room for responsible, safety-conscious, mere mortals like myself and the majority of my climbing friends.  So when Paul Osborn over at The Ourdoor Adventure Blog asked me to do a “Climbing 101″ post for his readers, I of course jumped on the chance to dispel some common misconceptions that…Read the rest of this entry →

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Interview with Chicks Climbing

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Recently I was asked by Maijalisa Burkert of Chicks Climbing if I was up for an interview.  Who is Chicks Climbing, you might ask?  They are only the premiere go-to place for all things related to women’s climbing, both on ice and on the rocks.  Their instructional clinics  (“Chicks with Picks and “Chicks Rock“) can be found all over the country, where they promote self-reliance by teaching technical skills to help women become knowledgeable, independent climbers.  The theme of both their ice and rock climbing clinics is “Women climbing with women, for women.”   These Chicks also aren’t afraid to give back…Read the rest of this entry →

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Tour de Cragmama!!!

Tour de Cragmama!!!

  In case you haven’t noticed – lots of things have changed around here!  For those of you that don’t remember, I had my blog critiqued a few weeks ago, and was given lots of good advice on how to improve my site.  I took most of the suggestions to heart and went to work right away…and voila!  I am so excited to announce that the new Cragmama site is officially up and running!  First off, a HUGE thanks goes out to my brother-in-law, Brent Lineberry, owner and creator of Lineberry Design, for giving me a brand new look!  Also, mad props to Brooke…Read the rest of this entry →

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Stoked to be the Newest Firefly Girl!

Stoked to be the Newest Firefly Girl!

Its been an exciting couple of weeks over here, what with planning out the new look and logo for “Cragmama” and getting ready to move into our new house here in Charlotte.  But that’s not all – I was recently asked to become a Featured Athlete/Author for Firefly Sportess!  Firefly Sportess is a community of outdoorsy female athletes dedicated to getting dirty and playing outside.  It is designed to be a place for honest opinions, gear reviews, and stories for chics in the outdoors community.  there’s even a forum where anyone can post questions for the athletes or submit reviews of gear, places, etc.  Firefly athletes…Read the rest of this entry →

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Nature Rocks!

Nature Rocks!

So I have some exciting news to share – I’m the newest ambassador for Nature Rocks! What exactly does that mean, you might ask? Well first let me tell you a little bit about what Nature Rocks is all about… Nature Rocks is a national program whose mission is to connect children and families with nature.    Their website offers valuable resources for the whole family.  The “Find Nature” tab allows you to do a refined search for local nature spots based on what types of activities you enjoy as a family.   It’s easy to figure out – I just typed in my zip code and…Read the rest of this entry →

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Adventure Tykes Guest Post

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So my fellow outdoor advocates over at Adventure Tykes are taking a family vacation to Death Valley National Park for a hiking and camping extravaganza to celebrate their 2 year old son’s birthday.  Lucky guy…poor Cragbaby turns 1 this weekend and all he gets is a lousy party with family and friends.  Cut us some slack though – we just got finished moving across the state a couple of weeks ago and are moving across town in a couple more when we close on our new house.  Plus, its not like anyone could accuse Cragbaby of being a housebound hermit…Read the rest of this entry →

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Skedaddle Kids “Adventuring Moms” Blog Series…

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A few weeks ago Lia Keller from Skedaddle (based out of Alaska) contacted me about participating in their new blog series on Adventuring Moms.  She provided me with a list of questions relating to connecting kids to the outdoors.  Since this is something I’m very passionate about, I of course didn’t hesitate to jump right in.

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Women’s Adventure Magazine Story!!!

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Exciting news!  A couple of weeks ago, I found out that Mountain Mama (my new sponsor) would be collaborating with Women’s Adventure Magazine.  Teresa, the founder of Mountain Mama, suggested to me that I submit my “story” to the magazine for consideration.  So a couple of Saturdays ago (the day before Canaan was born) I wrote something out and sent it in.  And a couple of days ago I got a response from the magazine saying that they would like to use my story on their website, and are considering it for print!  The specific link for my story is…Read the rest of this entry →

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Mountain Mama (to-be for less than 3 weeks!)

Mountain Mama (to-be for less than 3 weeks!)

My most exciting piece of news is that I was contacted this week by Mountain-Mama about a sponsorship! They are a new company that will be selling outdoor technical apparel in maternity and nursing-friendly styles! Their clothing will be available in August of 2010. The ironic part about all of this is that I have done a lot of complaining about the lack of maternity clothing for women that do any sort of athletic endeavor besides yoga (as if cotton yoga pants could stand up to a full day of cragging…) and just got offered a fantastic hook-up with gear when I have less than three weeks to go…Oh well, I’m just excited that there is a company out there that is filling this niche, and that I get to be a part of it – plus the timing is perfect for me as far as all the nursing gear goes!Read the rest of this entry →

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Climbing Magazine’s Newest “Reader Blog”

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So…its been a couple of weeks since my last blog post, but I have several good excuses!!!  One of which is that I have been officially “hired” as a blogger for Climbing Magazine’s website!  (I put “hired” in quotes, b/c its not really a paid position… )  Anyway, its probably going to be mostly about… you guessed it, climbing stuff.  Trip reports, musings, and the like – similar to the stuff that I post on here, but probably with more photos and technical jargon.    You can get to the reader blog pages by clicking here .  There’s a little “About Me” section,…Read the rest of this entry →

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