Where do you find YOUR true north?
Life has an uncanny way of knocking us off our horse and turning the map upside down. In those times, it’s difficult to right yourself, to find your bearing and adjust your navigation.
As parents who made a deliberate decision to raise our children under the big sky of Montana, finding our true north is easy. We simply walk out our back doors.
Four years ago, a group of gals from across Montana came together and made a connection with two of our greatest loves: our families and Montana. Moms around the world share the common desire to provide the best childhood possible for our kids. We labor over choosing the best schools, buy homes based on safe sidewalks and trails, and are always ready with a vitamin or tissue.
We are caretakers of our children. And – we discovered – that led to being caretakers of our wild backyard.
The Montana Mountain Mamas are an active group of over 4,000 ladies who share the best huckleberry picking spots, Nordic ski trail conditions, blog about our favorite kiddo-carrying backpacks and stand up for our wild backyard. We are passionate about healthy living: inside and out. And when the need arises, we project our loud, unified voice to advocate for clear air, clean water, and access to it.
We are honored to partner with The Wilderness Society to shed light on their #ourwild campaign…and to share the dangers of privatizing public land. Those dangers are real, and just within the last twelve months legislation has been proposed numerous times that would sell off those parks, trails, backpacking haunts and elk hunting grounds so cherished by families across America.
As parents to the next generation of bird watchers, elk buglers, and trout stalkers – we won’t let that happen. #OurWild places must live on…for our kids, and theirs.
Join us. Speak out about those wild places YOUR family holds dear. Take photos on your next trip to your local trails, forests, parks and public spaces. Share them on social media and tag them with #ourwild. Write your senators and congressmen today and tell them your children’s wild backyard isn’t for sale.
– Becky and Erica