Stay-at-home Mom to canoe 2,000 miles from Miami to Maine

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For years she has considered herself a stay at home mom, but staying at home is the last thing on Margo Pellegrino's mind these days. The 39-year-old mother from Medford Lakes, New Jersey recently embarked on a 2,000 mile solo canoe journey from Miami Beach, Florida to Camden, Maine. She expects that her journey will end in late July, and hopes to use the trip to help raise awareness of man's impact on the earth's oceans. "I'm just hoping to get enough awareness going so that we can put some pressure on the guys at the top to do some ocean conservation measures," she said.

Pellegrino hopes to paddle 25 to 65 miles a day and spend 90 to 95 percent of her time canoing along the Intracoastal Waterway. She will stay in the homes of members of a volunteer ocean conservation group along the way. Her husband, Carl, will be the sole parent for 3 months, and he told reporters he has "spent a lot of time with the kids without her in preparation." I'm willing to bet when Margo comes home, Carl will have a whole new appreciation for his wife.

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Start by teaching him that it is safe to do so.