My name is Jessie. I am a wife, a mama of two, a writer, and an outdoor adventurer at heart. However, somewhere between getting married and having the newest babe, the adventurer in me got a little lost.
How did this happen?!? How did I go from someone who spent her weekends wandering through the woods or paddling through the Florida mangroves to an out-of-shape homebody, holed up in my office most days, hunched over my laptop, eyes blurred over, pounding away at the keyboard, contemplating where I went wrong in life and whether my babe was at risk of vitamin D deficiency?
So after recovering from the self-loathing and a weeklong pizza binge, I decided to make some changes.
I am on a mission to bring adventure back! But I won’t be doing it solo. I have a crew now, and together my family and I are seeking out new adventures in the Southeast and beyond.
What To Expect
Growing Wilder is all about getting the family outside, living a better, healthier lifestyle, and raising nature-loving kids. Here you’ll see posts about hiking, camping, kayaking, and more, as well as healthy stuff like fitness and food, and even gear reviews and blunders.
Grow Wilder With Us
My number one goal is to reach families, especially mamas, out there who are tired of the mundane and looking for adventure. Maybe you’re an outdoor novice looking for a few tips. Or you’re just looking for new places to explore. Let Growing Wilder be a source of inspiration!
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