Summer Adventures with Backcountry

August 9, 2018

My baby wakes up every morning and says two things, “Mok” followed by “owside”. Translation: “milk” and “outside”. My kids are their happiest selves when they are outdoors. Which is all well and good until you look closely at my mulch beds. Yeah. Apparently they didn’t get the memo that was a no-dig zone. Give my kids a field and they are in their glory. And after a week at nature camp, they found a new outdoor BFF – creeks. Yep, they came home every day with mud caked onto their legs with stories of snakes they allegedly saw, boats they made and then wait for it….. RACED!! Fish they caught, rocks they skipped, and the list goes on.

Now they want “creek play” to be a regular part of our weekend life. It’s free, fresh air, and a technology free zone – I can get into that. Over the weekend we headed out to a friend’s farm to see some horses and play in their picturesque backyard which, you guessed it, has a pretty epic creek.

The motherchic backcountry

The motherchic backcountry

the motherchic wearing backcountry

Because so many of our weekend activities are centered around sports and outdoor play – a huge portion of my “active life” wardrobe is from Backcountry, my kid’s included. They have so many of my favorite brands – Alo, Patagonia, Yeti and right now they are having their Semi Annual Sale with huge markdowns site wide.

I stocked up on the “baggies” shorts by Patagonia for my boys because they have quick dry fabric, perfect for #creeklife. And who can resist a tee to scare all of the bears away?

The motherchic wearing backcountry

The motherchic wearing backcountry

The Motherchic wearing backcountry


The motherchic backcountry

And as for me? I basically have three very important jobs on our outdoor adventures: I need to have a stash of snacks (hence the larger than life avocado tote), cold water (nothing beats a Yeti – and now my kids each want one of their own), and I am in charge of finding all the best flat rocks for skipping/plunking. Some of my kids are more skilled at this than others.

The motherchic backcountry

The Motherchic wearing alo leggings

the motherchic backcountry

The Motherchic wearing alo leggings from backcountry

the motherchic wearing patagonia hoodie



My weekend attire consists of comfy leggings, cute tanks, and super cool sports bras…. because why not?! Oh, and I always pack a sweatshirt – just in case. Side note: my baby’s name is Bear so I had to have this one. And yes, my husband has the matching tee.

The motherchic backcountry

The motherchic backcountry

Alright, who has a creek in their yard we can crash next?

Shop our outdoor adventure wardrobe plus more favorites from the Backcountry Semi-Annual Sale:

Thank you to Backcountry and ShopStyle for partnering on this post. 


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