Burley #MothersOfNature Create Adventures

This post is sponsored by Burley as part of their #MothersOfNature program. As a Burley #MothersOfNature Ambassador, I received free products from Burley.  All opinions are my own. 

Burley Mothers Of NatureHair blowing in the wind as I peddled around my childhood neighborhood giggling with my best girlfriends.  The warm breeze against my face as I collected seashells along the shores of Long Island Sound.  Picking wildflowers and weaving them into braided hair during regular weekend camping adventures in upstate New York.  Skinned knees from running too fast and tripping over some rocks on a family vacation to Lake Placid.  Planting Impatiens and Dusty Millers with Poppy and helping him tend to the flowers throughout the summer months.  When I think back to my childhood, these are the memories that bring a smile to my face.

Yet, today, we are caught up in a world where children spend more time in front of video games and are too busy being shuttled from one activity to the next.  How do you allow your children freedom to explore nature in a world of helicopter parents?  How do you seek out the same opportunities that you had growing up as a child?  Opportunities to ride off with your friends and return how hours later.  Opportunities to get dirty, make “soup” from acorns, dirt, and leaves, and build fairy houses.  As parents today, it’s a struggle and it’s not easy.  Recently, I became a Burley #MothersOfNature Ambassador because I love the idea of helping more families understand the importance getting your little ones outdoors!  And, as Cora gets older, I see how important it is for her to slowly gain her independence and explore more and more on her own.  It truly builds her confidence and self esteem!


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DSC05470 Our family traditions involve quite a bit of time outdoors.  From the very start, Cora took stroller rides with me as I trained for my first half marathon and marathon.  We enjoy quite a bit of time with family in Maine where Cora absolutely loves kayaking.  And, as a military family, we are able to enjoy and explore new locations as we move from state to state.  So as our lives are in the process of getting packed up and moved to Kansas, I am trying to stay focused on all the excitement and new places to make memories over the next year.  And, I know that Cora can’t wait to test out her Burley Piccolo with her daddy once it is unpacked by the movers!

To help you create your own adventures, Burley is now offering Lisa Runs for Cupcakes readers 20% off at Burley.com by using the discount code ‘LISARUNS20’ – This code expires August 1, 2016. The discount is not valid for closeout items, but will work for Burley’s free shipping offer on orders of $75 or more.  Burley is an industry leader in recreational transport gear.  From running strollers to bike trailers, Burley makes it easy for parents to spend more time outdoors with their families by creating products that make the experience fun, seamless, safe and unique.


I would love to hear how your and your family creates outdoor traditions.  Also, as your children age, what are some ways that you get creative to keep them engaged in seeking adventure?  I certainly don’t want my daughter to lose her free spirit!


Disclaimer:  This post is sponsored by Burley as part of their #MothersOfNature program. All opinions are my own. For more information on Burley, please visit them on the Burley websiteFacebookInstagram and Twitter!



  1. We go camping A LOT and spend tons of time together as a family fishing, bike riding and sitting by the fire. Hope the kids remember those times instead of the days when all I could pull together for dinner was a frozen pizza!

  2. My daughter loves to be outside, so it isn't hard to keep her active and busy outdoors. I have never heard of Burley, but I will have to check them out.

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