Jennifer Aist
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Babes in the Woods
Jen Aist is a mom, an author, a lactation consultant and parent educator in Anchorage, AK. Her book, Babes in the Woods: Hiking, Camping & Boating with Babies & Young Children, published by Mountaineers is available in bookstores beginning in Spring of 2010. She is passionate about babies and our big backyards!
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Babes in the Woods in the press!

I'm really excited to see my book get a bit of press time. It is in this months' edition of Alaska Airlines inflight magazine and Climbing and Mountain Gazette magazines. Even if people don't buy the book (and I hope they do!) at least they will see that folks can and do take little ones out on adventures at an early age--safely! Get 'em hooked before they crawl I say!

Check out the reviews at…

Posted on March 8, 2010 at 10:26pm

Shopping vs. Outdoor time

Just returned from Juneau, AK. I was down there (2 hour flight from Anchorage) with my son's school. They are trying to pass a bill naming the Malamute as the official state dog. The kids did a great job! Hopefully it will go to vote this session.

On our second day, we had a couple of free hours. The kids were given a choice of going to a playground or shopping downtown. I'm pleased to report that 9 out of 12 chose the park! Better yet, they tired of the playground after…

Posted on February 21, 2010 at 10:45pm — 1 Comment

New links for nature activity books for teachers and parents!

Just posted a bunch of…


Posted on February 14, 2010 at 6:25pm — 4 Comments

Final cover for Babes in the Woods book

The book just went to the printers. Attached is the final cover design for Babes in the Woods: Hiking, Camping, & Boating with Babies and Young Children. Cheryl Charles wrote a very nice review of the book.


Posted on February 6, 2010 at 5:28pm — 1 Comment

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At 1:53pm on May 8, 2010, Juliet Robertson said…
Hi Jennifer

You'll be pleased to know that Amazon UK is now sending out your book! My pre-ordered copy arrived today and at first glance it looks great! So I'll digest the rest in due course.

Best wishes
At 4:48pm on February 5, 2010, Suz Lipman said…
Good luck on your event this weekend! I posted it on Facebook and Twitter. Hopefully you'll have a good and passionate crowd.
At 11:29am on January 26, 2010, Suz Lipman said…
Jennifer, I just popped over to the C&NN web site and see you beat me to it and already posted your events. Terrific! I hope you get lots of attendees. And great that you and Carmen made a connection!
At 11:21am on January 26, 2010, Carmen Field said…
Hi Jennifer,
I believe you and I were on the same C&NN website focus group call last week. Nice to hear a voice from up the highway :o) Will your book be available through Alaska Geographic? If so, I can request we sell it down here at the AK Islands & Ocean Visitor Center in Homer. And would you be interested in having a book release event sometime this spring or next fall in Homer? I'm really looking forward to reading it! Cheers, Carmen Field
At 11:16am on January 26, 2010, Suz Lipman said…
Hi, Jennifer. Welcome to C&NN. Congratulations on your book! It sounds fantastic and useful. Your enthusiasm is contagious and I have no doubt it resonates throughout your book.

I'm so glad you posted your events. You might also consider posting them on -- we will soon have an integrated calendar, but we don't yet -- and the .org web site is another source for families, individuals and nature clubs. Likewise, if you poke around here, you'll probably also find some local groups and friends -- although I know in Alaska, "local" is a relative term.

I look forward to seeing more of you and hearing about your adventures and book.

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