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Ep. 60 Prioritizing Nature While City-Living with Kathryn Farrell

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Kathryn Farrell says that in the outdoors her family’s spirit is better! Isn’t that the truth for all of us? So, even working in a dark, operating room all day, and living right in the city, she has found a way to prioritize the outdoors. Not only are her words hang-on-your-wall quote worthy, but she has many great takeaways for all of us surrounded by concrete!

Kathryn Farrell has a Masters in Health Science, a Degree in Nutrition, and as she says, she loves to get nerdy with her two kids and sneak in science lessons. For the past decade she has worked as a Physician’s Assistant. She designed the CO Carrier after struggling to find a baby carrier that fit all her needs – comfortable enough to wear outside in her hot summers, quick and simple to put on, and compact enough to bring on her daily outings. Nearly her entire life has been spent in the Southeast, in Atlanta and Florida. She grew up camping, swimming, and rarely playing indoors. By high school, she fell in love with the sport of running, and since has competed in many marathons.

Outdoor Adventure Ideas While City-Living: 

  • Go in the backyard
  • Learn about all things in nature!
  • Head for a hike
  • Go on a bike ride
  • Go swimming
  • Take a walk
  • Visit a park
  • Play soccer (or other sports)
  • Roll cars down a hill
  • Experience the whole world!

And don’t forget to incorporate those science lessons into your adventures! Just talk…answer all the “why” questions. Notice things changing in the environment, or what things are made of, or what creatures are doing. Be curious about how things work. 

Items to Have Ready in a To-Go Bag: 

  • Backpack (with drink holders)
  • Sunscreen
  • Bug Spray
  • Towel
  • Diapers (depending on age)
  • Spare Clothes
  • Carrier
  • Wet Wipes
  • Water and Snacks
  • Some toys

Getting Outside When It’s Hot: 

  • Spend time in water
  • Find shade
  • Take regular sips of water

Kathryn’s CO Carrier can go all directions, can hold up to 35 pounds, is light weight, and folds up easily. 

Book Suggestion: 

Behave: The Biology of Humans at Our Best and Worst by Robert M. Sapolsky

Find Kathryn at CO Carrier:
@cofamilyco – IG, Facebook, & TikTok


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Today’s Host: @laurenrodycheberle from @kidswhoexplore
Production: @kpmediaproductions. Music: @michaelferraro_music