All I Want for Mother’s Day is…

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All I want for Mother’s Day is…

…your love and support and help to pay my way through a Forest & Nature School Practitioners Course! Pledge your support on Patreon!

Is that too much to ask? What if I told you that you could have all sorts of perks in return? Think of it like bringing a gift to my birthday party and heading home with an epic loot bag. Read on for more details about what it means to be a “patron” of Maman on the Trail (via Patreon) and how YOU can help ME realize some big dreams!

All I Want for Mother's Day is... (title image) - girl standing in puddle in tulip field with KidORCA boots -

This year for Mother’s Day, all I am asking for is some support from YOU, the readers of my blog. My mission with this blog,, is to inspire, motivate, inform and connect with other parents trying to get outside with their little one(s). I’m trying to help more families get outside together, but sometimes I’m the one who needs a little help. I’m not sure why it’s so hard to ask for help, but sometimes it’s necessary – and this time I’m trying to make it fun for all of us!

I am trying to find more sustainable ways to finance my blog and I have a few ways that you can help. Well, really, just two, a big ask and a little ask – but I promise that both of them result in you getting something in return.

All I Want for Mother's Day is... (image 1) me hiking into campsite with pack on -

The Big Ask – Become a Patron of Maman on the Trail

I just launched on Patreon and now I’m looking for YOU (and all of your friends) to pledge to be a “patron” of Patreon is a membership platform that makes it easy for artists and creators to get paid. In other words, it is a way for me to sustainably finance my blog (and my forest school dreams) with the help of the people who benefit the most from it – my fans and followers.

There are 4 different tiers of patronage starting as low as $1/month, otherwise known as “Pocket Change”, and increasing to $5, $10 and $20/month, also know as “Trail Passes”, “Backcountry Camping Permits” and “Forest School Apprenticeships” – because you can consider supporting me to be similar to supporting and enjoying green spaces in your area, or benefitting from online courses and mentorship.

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The more generously you give, the more generously I give back! The higher 3 tiers will get you perks like exclusive content, patron-only giveaways, sweet discounts, swag, online courses and more! I promise I will make it worth your while!

Click here to learn more about Patreon.

Are you ready for the first patron-only giveaway?

All I Want for Mother's Day is... (giveaway image) girl splashing in puddle wearing KidORCA boots -

Win a pair of KidORCA Above-Knee MyPuddle Boots! KidORCA MyPuddle Kids’ Rain Boots are specifically designed for little ones, whose energy can seem boundless, especially outdoors. MyPuddle Rain Boots are created to extend these terrific moments of curiosity, discovery, and joy. With a passion towards kids’ natural development in the atmosphere of freedom and fun, we promote puddle-jumping as a precious spirit of childhood. Winner will receive one pair of KidORCA Above-Knee MyPuddle Boots with cotton lining in their choice of size and colour.

Following this giveaway, patrons will also receive a 25% discount valid for two weeks on any pair of KidORCA Above-Knee MyPuddle Boots. So you can win even if you don’t win! Note: you must pledge at least $5/month via Patreon to be eligible to win and to receive the discount.

Please enter the giveaway below using the same email address you used to sign up for Patreon. Your pledge is the only required action to enter the giveaway, all other actions are for additional entries to improve your chance to win.


KidORCA Boots Patron-Only Giveaway

Terms & Conditions: Open worldwide, 18 years of age or older. Confirmed winner(s) will be contacted via email and have 48 hours to respond or another winner will be drawn. Void where prohibited by law. Prize fulfillment is the responsibility of the sponsor(s). Canadian winners must successfully complete a skill testing question. For questions or to see your product featured on Maman on the Trail blog contact Monica at

The Little Ask – Shop Through My Affiliate Links

Another way that I finance is through affiliate sales. Basically, if you purchase something after clicking a link on my site, I get a small (very small) commission at no extra cost to you. I send you their way, they give me a little kickback.

So here’s the little ask, would you, could you, please be so kind as to do your online shopping THROUGH the affiliate links on my blog? It is one extra step for you and a few extra dollars for me. When you click through any of the links on my affiliate page a small percentage of the sale comes back to me to support my blog.

I’m not asking you to shop somewhere you’ve never shopped before, or buy things you don’t need, I’m simply asking that next time you shop at one of those online stores, you simply get there via my blog. I would be forever grateful!

To see a full list of affiliate links and active discount codesclick here!

However you can help, whether big or small gestures, please know that I appreciate it all from the bottom of my heart! Thank you, merci, I couldn’t do this without you!

2 thoughts on “All I Want for Mother’s Day is…

    1. Monica Post author

      It’s a perk for those who support me on Patreon…I’m not asking you to buy anything, I’m asking you to support me. Patreon is a perfectly legal way to offer perks/rewards to patrons to make monthly payments to support creators.


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