I take my hat off to Morgan Brechler, a 25-year-old mother who has conquered US national parks, Mexico and Hawaii with her three-year-daughter, Hadlie.
Since Hadlie was just a few months old, Morgan has set out on camping, trekking and climbing expeditions with her daughter in tow. And when Hadlie hit 18 months, this incredibly adventurous woman and self-confessed “nature groupie” taught her to rock climb too. The outdoorsy duo spend most weekends exploring Joshua Tree in California and Arizona’s Grand Canyon.
I couldn’t agree with Morgan more when she told the Mail Online: “It's important for kids to be in touch with nature - we get so lost behind technology…I want Hadlie to appreciate life and I don't think there's any better way for her to learn, grow and have gratitude than to be friends with Mother Earth.”
That’s exactly the kind of childhood I want my son to have. The kind of childhood that makes you resourceful, curious, courageous and at home in nature. One that gives you memories to draw on for the rest of your life.
Not that Hadlie will have any trouble remembering her escapades with mum; Morgan documents their adventures in stunning pictures on Instagram, where she’s gained over 43,000 followers.
Check out @morganbrechler on Instagram. Her pics that will make you want to throw caution to the wind and just get out there! And sod convention!
Morgan also said: “I love that we are creating all these memories of traveling, camping, climbing and just being outside together.”
I think we can all learn something from her attitude, parents or not.
What sort of adventures did you get up to as a kid? Anything like Hadlie’s?