Happy Kids Get Muddy by Tales of a Mountain Mama
Our country is overrun by the quest to cut out all germs and bacteria and become as “clean” as possible. We have entire grocery aisles dedicated to cleaning supplies and constant marketing schemes to get cleaner (but what I see, personally, as only adding more harmful chemicals to our home.) Unfortunately, that trend has also led to an increase in allergies, less resistance to bacteria and an overall phobia of being the family with “the dirty kids”.
While there is, of course, a time and a place for everything, we are here to make the claim that in general getting muddy and dirty should be an integral part of childhood (and adulthood too!)
ABOUT AMELIA: Amelia and her husband live at the gateway to Yellowstone National Park with their two young (and super active) sons. They love hiking, biking, skiing, laughing and exploring. She writes over at Tales of a Mountain Mama about their own lessons learned, tips and tricks from the trail, and about life as an outdoor family with young children. They also aim to share the best and most ingenious gear out there for families and have tons of giveaways also!
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