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En Famille: Play Outdoors with Conz Preti

Conz is mom to Ozzie, 1 and an editor at Motherly and writer at Netflix with a fresh and honest voice on motherhood.  Conz moved from Argentina and now lives in Brooklyn with her little fam.  She shared some thoughts on motherhood and how to incorporate outdoor play while living in the city.

What city do you call home?

Brooklyn, NY

Who's in your family?

Zach (husband) and Ozzie (1)

Tell us the story behind your children's names!

We wanted something that was easy to say in any language, not longer than 5 letters (because husband and I have long names and it's a pain in the ass when traveling) and unique. We came up with Ozzy, which anecdotally, has two letters from each of our names.

What excites you most about parenthood?

Rediscovering life through his eyes!

How would you describe your parenting style?

Chill, go with the flow, figure things as we go... Are those styles?

What piece of advice would you offer a new parent?

Everything is a phase and you will get through it

Tell us about your summer plans with your family.

We will be bouncing between London, NYC, Miami and Maine in family adventures. A little bit of beach, city and farm life. 

What are your favorite outdoor activities with your kids?

Living in a big city like New York means we have to sometimes think outside of the box to have some outdoors play. We know all the parks in our neighborhood like the back of our hands, we use the weekends to explore parks in other neighborhoods and even go to the beach if the weather is nice.  It might be a little more effort - especially without having a backyard for when we are too tired and just want to sit outside - but the payoff is huge when we see Ozzy smile and collect rocks. 

What are your kid's favorite adventures?

Going for walks, seeing Ozzy touch plants, feel the breeze on his face. He LOVES being outside. His favorite activity by far though is swimming, in pools, lakes, oceans.

What's next on your adventure wishlist?

Travel everywhere. My parents took me wherever they went and I want to be able to do the same with Ozzy.

What's your best piece of advice to instill a strong sense of adventure in children?

Let them be curious, take them outside often.

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‘til our next adventure.

xo

En Famille

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