Podcast Episode 6: Being an active family all year long

Podcast Episode 6: Being an Active Family All Year Round

Thanks so much for coming to check out Episode 6 of The New Family Podcast!

In this episode I talk to Kari Svenneby, a mom born and raised in Norway, who’s passionate about encouraging families to spend time together outdoors.

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Now back to what this interview is all about. Kari’s the founder and CEO of ActiveKidsClub.com, a grass roots community and website that helps connect children and adults to the outdoors. She’s also a classically-trained chef and library scientist! Kari brings a Nordic sensibility—and hardiness—to family life. On the weekends her family can be found hiking, biking or swimming in Lake Ontario. In the winter, they’re avid cross-country skiers. We talk about the different ways Scandinavian and North American cultures approach physical risk for children. And Kari shares her advice for keeping a family active all year round, even if you’re not a huge fan of winter.

Here are some great resources related to my discussion with Kari.

Kari’s 1,000 Families story

Kari’s website Active Kids Club

Kari’s Safety Reflectors for playing safely outside anytime of year

Last Child in the Woods: Saving Our Children From Nature-Deficit Disorder by Richard Louv

Richard Louv’s website

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Brandie Weikle


Brandie is a long-time parenting editor, writer and spokesperson. Most recently editor-in-chief of Canadian Family magazine, Brandie has also been the parenting and relationships editor for the Toronto Star, founding editor of two Toronto Star websites, and an editor for Today's Parent. Brandie is a single mother of two in Toronto and a frequent television and radio guest on parenting topics. A former digital director at House & Home Media, she also consults on digital audience engagement. Contact her here.

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