Expect[ing] to Thrive: Fit Pregnancy and Parenting

The Strider Balance Bike Giveaway came to an end last night and our winner is Susan Eubank! Thanks everyone! Don’t miss our other giveaways still going on: Monkey Mat’s lightweight play/park mat and Beco Baby Carriers! Today we are interviewing Amanda Tress from Fit Pregnancy and Parenting. She has been a personal trainer for eight…

Expect[ing] to Thrive: Hiking, skiing, and international travel during pregnancy!

Maybe you are enjoying this Saturday morning, watching the leaves change out your window. Today, our friend Tanya is taking the reins and sharing her fit pregnancy story. Let her inspire you to get out an enjoy the changing seasons! She loves hiking, camping, skiing, paddling, biking and all things mountain-related. Tanya is the author of…

Expect[ing] to Thrive: Rules of the Ropes from Cragmama

Welcome to Expect[ing] to Thrive! If you’ve just joined us you don’t want to miss our very first post: An Invitation to Action, not Comparison and our very first GIVEAWAY from Mountain Mama! Today we have guest contributor Erica Lineberry sharing her story of pregnancy, climbing and the adventure of having a “cragbaby.” You won’t…

Out on a limb…

And all I have to say is… This last week was sort of gut wrenching. It wasn’t just one call, one email, one Facebook post. It was many. Cancer and depression and heart problems…hard pregnancies, hard marriages, hot fires. Where are you wife? Chris questioned the vacant expression that accompanied me most of Saturday. I…

A real winner…

I have that song, “You don’t always get what you want…” stuck in my head. Probably cause I chant it to my kids often. But this time, it is echoing around the inside of my head, strumming to the beat of the flu. Yesterday we survived an epic adventure. Yesterday, we came head to head…

Surviving Summer [Guest Post!]

Well, us Erickson’s are out this week, in Moab, UT , climbing and hiking and making s’mores :). Keep up with us on Facebook and Twitter. Guest blogger Katherine Simms is sharing some tips on surviving summer.  Summer is a great time of year. Kids are out of school, the weather is nice, and there is plenty of…