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Toddlerhood – The unhindered “with my inability to regulate emotions, I’m going to do whatever I want because I have no understanding of consequences yet” phase. It can be adorable, entertaining, and appalling at the same time. For a lot of parents, it’s a fluid existence where sleep becomes elusive (if it hasn’t already) and well laid plans rarely work out. You’re often left trying to make sense of things. Time spent in the mountains isn’t the same as it was, but take your little one outdoors and everything becomes a gripping adventure. My husband and I have been at this for over two years. We’ve accumulated some insight we’re ready to impart.

You may have read the original post, 20 Things Only Adventurers Would Know, this is the follow up; The Early Years Parent Edition. Enjoy!

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Photo credit: Falacci Johnston

Nothing Feels Better Than This

Hi, it’s been a while.

Writing has been on my mind for some time. I was reading through old posts and laughed at how much life has changed. I look back at the person I was and I can barely recognize her. I’ve written and rewritten this post countless times since 2019. Each time I’ve come back to it, something major has evolved.

In the past handful of years, I climbed many mountains, quit my job, went back to school, injured my shoulder, graduated from a Kinesiology degree program, went through 3 different insulin pumps, became a DIY looper, married my best friend, adopted a dog, and had a baby.

I’ll pause here for a minute while you take all that in. I’m still taking it in, too.

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2018’s Ten Most Popular Hikes (On This Site)

December 19, 2018  •  Thoughts  •  by Ashika Parsad

What did one snowman say to the other?
Is it just me, or does it smell like carrots out here?

It’s my end-of-year wrap-up and you know the drill.

I wasn’t able to spend too much time going over what I did this year – I did a lot of different things on and off the mountains. If you’re interested in keeping up with my adventures, I update my social media accounts (Facebook & Instagram) slightly more frequently than my blog.

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