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A note from superstar mom and PR goddess for Chaco, Emily Snayd...

To me, everyday is mother’s day because I’m a fan of celebrating life and all of its goodness, on a daily basis. I like to live through the wondrous eyes of my children while at the same time inspiring them to live a life of adventure and exploration. I’ll be honest, I’ve never traveled very far, nor to many places, but I feel that life is full of adventure by simply exploring what’s in our own backyards. That’s why my kids and I live outside. Hiking, biking, walking, running, making mud pies and splashing in puddles on rainy days.   

Just the other day, I woke up and went out for a run. When home, I slid into my Chaco Flips and walked into the back yard tofind my kids digging for worms. My 5 year old came running towards me, gave me a huge hug and whispered “one day can I run with you?” I smiled, looked her in the eye and responded, “Well, do we hike together?” “Yes,” she giggled. “Do we hunt for worms together?” “Yes,” she giggled. “So then why wouldn’t we run together?” My two oldest ran inside, put on their sneaks and off we went for a trot around the neighborhood, all smiling, sweating and laughing away.

Each and every day as a mom, my kids inspire me and I hope that I can inspire them as well. I often use running to stay strong, physically, mentally and emotionally. I want my kids to know that being pretty on the sidelines isn’t what its all about. Getting muddy, shining with sweat (or liquid awesome as someone just told me) and a few scratched knees are what teach us and let us shine! Cheers to all of the Chaconian moms out there and I hope that today, on Mother’s Day (and every day for that matter) you and your kiddos do something fun that let you all shine, together.

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