By: Jennifer Murray

Introducing 31 Days of Simple Outdoor Adventures for Boys

Intro Post 31 Days of Outdoor Adventures for Boys

Get Ready for 31 Days of…

Adventure. Simplicity. Boyhood. Outdoors.

I’m taking the plunge.  I’ll be writing for the next 31 days of October on one topic.  Nester hosts 100’s of bloggers doing the same challenge of writing on one topic, every day, for one month.

Simple Outdoor Adventures for Boys – It’s a topic I’ve been passionately pursuing, and I’m anxious to share.

Why?

~ I have a passion for enjoying God’s creation with my boys and instilling in them a wonder for His majesty and beauty.

~ I am fascinated by the uniqueness of boys – their love for adventure, their need for risk, their innate ability to turn soap dirty, how they learn from being in their element outdoors.

~ I want to encourage a healthy  and active lifestyle for our family. 

~ I love sharing simple ideas that can help us embrace motherhood with boys all the more.

~ I want to raise brave men, not scared boys. “Scared moms raise scared kids. Brave moms raise brave kids.” – Jen Hatmaker  I don’t want to be the catalyst that holds my son back from something hard, challenging, something that causes growth.

~ I love a good challenge.

So every day this month I’ll be sharing a simple outdoor adventure idea that you can recreate with your boy(s)…or yes, I’m SURE you could do any of these with girls too.  I’m a mama to four boys.  I know boys.  Well at least I know MY BOYS.  Nevertheless, my heart behind this is allowing boys to be boys.

I’ll probably pop in here once in a while to give you an update on what’s going on in our lives during the month of October, but you can also follow along on the 4tunate Facebook Page, where I’ll be posting more of our everyday life.  You know, like my dismay at my son eating a dropped piece of candy off the tile of dirty restaurant floor and pictures of my boys dressed as superhero gold miners with basketball jerseys. You know the ones.

***I would LOVE to share in YOUR adventures as well!  If you instagram or tweet, tag your pictures/ideas with #outdoorboys or feel free to share them on our Facebook Page.  Let’s encourage one another!

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So are you on board? Will you join me for 31 straight days of Simple Outdoor Adventures for Boys?

33 Responses to “Introducing 31 Days of Simple Outdoor Adventures for Boys”

  1. Andrea
    September 30, 2012 at 9:31 pm #

    Loving it!! The pics are wonderful – family is beautiful!
    Andrea recently posted.. Magic Johnson launches high school drop-out recovery program

    • QuatroMama
      October 1, 2012 at 12:18 pm #

      Thanks so much, Andrea! Checking out your blog as well. So glad to find more boy mamas!

  2. Sarah
    September 30, 2012 at 9:50 pm #

    Oh this sounds fun :) Lovely to find your blog here!
    Sarah recently posted.. 31 days: The Start

    • QuatroMama
      October 1, 2012 at 12:18 pm #

      Thanks, Sarah! Glad you found us – looking forward to sharing the adventures this month!

  3. Katie
    September 30, 2012 at 9:57 pm #

    I love your topic! So excited to follow along and see what you and your boys get up to this month!
    Katie recently posted.. The Kiddos

    • QuatroMama
      October 1, 2012 at 12:17 pm #

      Oh good! Excited to share as well!

  4. Laura@peacebutnotquiet
    September 30, 2012 at 11:36 pm #

    Love it! I try to get our kids outside to enjoy the last of the good weather before we’re socked in for the winter, so I can’t wait to see what you guys are coming up with…
    Laura@peacebutnotquiet recently posted.. 31 Days of…

    • QuatroMama
      October 1, 2012 at 12:17 pm #

      Exactly…all the fun we can get before the bundling blitz and hibernation begins! =) Excited to have you on board!

  5. Melanie
    September 30, 2012 at 11:46 pm #

    So excited for your series and grateful to have found you via the nester!
    We have one son who joined our family via adoption (born 2/7/07…very close to your boys ages i see!) and would love more outdoor adventures with him.
    Looking forward to October!
    Melanie recently posted.. Comment on Grasp by Mia

    • QuatroMama
      October 1, 2012 at 12:16 pm #

      Our boys were born 2-2-07! Wild! So glad you found us and will be joining in on the adventure!

  6. Stefanie Brown (@stefanieybrown)
    October 1, 2012 at 10:27 am #

    What fun! I’m an MOB of one and love the fun!
    Stefanie Brown (@stefanieybrown) recently posted.. 31 Quotes in 31 Days :: Day 1 ~ Assurance…

    • QuatroMama
      October 1, 2012 at 12:15 pm #

      So glad to hear you are excited about it too!

  7. Crystal
    October 1, 2012 at 11:06 am #

    This sounds like something I would write! Something straight out of my heart.

    • QuatroMama
      October 1, 2012 at 12:15 pm #

      Yay! Hopefully it will speak to a lot of us! It’s been on my heart for a while now…

  8. kristie
    October 1, 2012 at 12:29 pm #

    I have two boys! I can’t wait to read and follow this. We LOVE to be outside and the weather in SE Texas is finally turning cooler so we can bear it. :)

    • QuatroMama
      October 1, 2012 at 4:34 pm #

      So glad to hear it, Kristie! Hope you get some ideas for this season!

  9. Kari
    October 1, 2012 at 12:59 pm #

    Excited to read your ideas! Love the topic!

    • QuatroMama
      October 1, 2012 at 4:35 pm #

      Great to hear, Kari! So glad you’re joining us!

  10. Lisa~
    October 1, 2012 at 2:00 pm #

    This is going to be a really sweet series. With 4 young boys I know I will get a lot of ideas here. Can’t wait to follow along! Lisa~

    • QuatroMama
      October 1, 2012 at 4:35 pm #

      Lisa, I’m so thankful for your recent encouragement in my life! So excited for your series as well! Bring on the practical!

  11. Leah
    October 1, 2012 at 2:19 pm #

    I am looking forward to this. I need ideas!

    • QuatroMama
      October 1, 2012 at 4:36 pm #

      GREAT! I’m happy to pass them along! Really excited for this month at 4tunate!

  12. Debbie D.
    October 1, 2012 at 4:15 pm #

    Looking forward to the month of ideas! I am a mother of two rambunctious boys (4&5) Lots of energy! We enjoy our Montana lifestyle and are outside DAILY no matter the weather! :)

    • QuatroMama
      October 1, 2012 at 4:37 pm #

      Debbie, I look forward to hearing your ideas and additions this month! I’d love to visit Montana one of these days! I know the boys would LOVE it!

  13. sisters playing house
    October 1, 2012 at 4:15 pm #

    Love this – we have 3 boys in our house….always looking for an adventure.
    We are doing 31 days of Homemade Pantry
    http://sistersplayinghouse.blogspot.com/2012/10/31-days-2012.html

    • QuatroMama
      October 1, 2012 at 4:38 pm #

      So glad you found us! I’ll be checking out your series as well- sounds like it’s right up our alley!

  14. Angie S.
    October 1, 2012 at 10:41 pm #

    This risky mom can’t wait for the next 31 Days! What a fabulous idea!

    • QuatroMama
      October 2, 2012 at 1:30 pm #

      Yay! I love me some Angie enthusiasm! =)

  15. Allison
    October 2, 2012 at 9:23 am #

    I am excited about this series! I’m the mama to only three boys, but my oldest is the same as yours (5) and I NEED these ideas to get them out of doors!

    • QuatroMama
      October 2, 2012 at 1:31 pm #

      Great to hear! Hope you find lots of great, active, ideas this month! Happy to share them!

  16. Lindsey Whitney
    October 11, 2012 at 8:29 am #

    Heading over from Impress Your Kids. Looks like a great series. Your kids are beautiful!!
    Lindsey Whitney recently posted.. Port Farms: Great Place for Family Fun!

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