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Strong Families Build Strong Businesses

In the United States, up to 35 percent of working women who give birth never return to their jobs. Meanwhile, the cost of replacing employees can range from 35 to 200 percent of a worker’s salary, depending on seniority. If this seems like a shocking economic inefficiency, consider that American businesses provide paid family leave…

Dean Carter
4 minuti di lettura
Raising Less Wasteful Kids—Starting with One Red Hand-Me-Down Jacket

The jacket was probably red once but it’s now more of a muddy pink with an overlay of permanent scuff and smudge. The zipper, replaced four years ago, stands out a little brighter. The interior sports a size tag (Kids XXS) but has no hand-me-down label—it predates that Patagonia tradition. Around 13 years ago, it…

Patagonia
2 minuti di lettura
How Yvon Taught My Kids About Fly Fishing

Teaching your kids to fish is smart. Having Yvon Chouinard teach your kids to fish is genius.

Dylan Tomine
4 minuti di lettura
Why is Unstructured Play Crucial?

An excerpt from the book Family Business by Malinda Chouinard and Jennifer Ridgeway.

Patagonia
9 minuti di lettura
Home Run: How the Braford Family Connects by Foot

Some families share religion, camping, lavish vacations, opera. Other families go running. On an unnaturally warm February morning, one of many in a winter that never made up its mind south of the 40th latitude, the Braford family went for a run. Through town on Shrine Road, up toward the local water supply, to the…

Meaghen Brown
4 minuti di lettura
Ski-Touring Banff National Park with Two Teen Daughters

A group of four skiers moves methodically across the snow-covered Wapta Icefield ahead of me in single file connected by a thread-like rope—mothers on each end, Cheryl and Nan, and their two daughters, Roan and Sailor, in the middle. As Roan’s father and Cheryl’s husband, I’m tagging along on this five-day hut-based ski tour in…

Kennan Harvey
6 minuti di lettura
The Only Constant Is Change: Sonnie Trotter Reflects on His Life So Far

I’m sitting on a sunny bench in some random park in central Oregon holding my eight-month-old daughter in my arms and watching my four-year-old son launch himself down a slide. We’ve been on the road as a family for nearly a month now, and the daily hunt for a decent playground is often as essential…

Sonnie Trotter
5 minuti di lettura
The Reward Of Risk: Building Confidence In Kids

An excerpt from the book Family Business by Malinda Chouinard and Jennifer Ridgeway.

Patagonia
7 minuti di lettura
Majka Burhardt on Being Asked about Mothering and Climbing

Dear Kaz and Irenna, Today you are 10-months old. This week, the last of winter’s snow left our garden, and the final crocus patch bloomed and closed just in time to escape your attempts to eat its purple petals. I spent our first winter together pulling you behind me in a tandem sled that gave…

Majka Burhardt
4 minuti di lettura
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