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Amelia lives with her husband and three young children in Yellowstone National Park. As a family, they believe that life is precious, short and should be lived to the fullest. That includes introducing a life of adventures for their boys in the form of skiing, hiking, biking, running, camping and lots of outdoor playing. Amelia writes at Tales of a Mountain Mama in an attempt to inspire others to get outside daily too with tips and tricks, stories and lots of gear reviews.

Outdoor Family Winter Gear Guide

The truth? Winter is our favorite season. We look forward to XC skiing, downhill skiing, sledding, yurt stays, and lots and lots of playing. We also feel that having the correct gear is even more essential in the winter to keep safe and have fun. We … [Read more...]

Mountain Biking with Kids

Mountain biking is quickly expanding to allow for the youngest of riders to hit the trails on two wheels. What once was a sport for more elite athletes, there is now both an abundance of gear (including bikes) and trails to allow the whole family to … [Read more...]

Getting Over Mom-Guilt and Taking a Wilderness Mom-cation

I LOVE the gals on my team. They’re moms just like you and I. With our hearts on our sleeves, doing the very best we can do and often struggling with making it all happen. I think so many of you will resonate with Ginny’s words below … [Read more...]

Buddy Pegs Bicycle Playdates Tour!

If you have a child aged 2-5 (or so), you need to do yourself a favor and check out Buddy Pegs Media. The mission is incredible and the people behind it are top-notch. The Fitzgeralds just left this weekend for their 8 month tour of the United … [Read more...]

Tout Terrain Singletrailer Review

The Tout Terrain Singletrailer is THE only trailer that gives parents the ability to hit the single track with a child behind them comfortably so mountain biking CAN continue with families with small children. Despite numerous attempts with different … [Read more...]

Mountain FOMO

Mountain FOMO (*fear of missing out*) <– it’s oh so very real! Please welcome Team Member, Stephanie, who understands this all-too-well AND has some tips we can all learn from. I knew I loved growing up in the mountains but what I did … [Read more...]

Birding With Kids

I’m going to start this post with a really honest declaration – I am the worst resource for birding. BUT, I have an amazing TEAM and am so thrilled Jackie is willing to share her tips – I’ll be using them with my own children … [Read more...]

Woom 1 Plus Review

My kids LOVE balance bikes, even after they have already mastered pedals (in our home historically, it has been between almost 3 years old and 3.5 years, which is still mind-boggling to me). So while even though my 4 year old has been riding pedals … [Read more...]

Top 10 Things to Do in Yellowstone and Grand Teton Parks with Kids

This is a guest post by Lisa Hansen, mastermind behind Get Outside Pass offering discounts for Yellowstone, Grand Teton and more. More info at the bottom of this post. The best part is 100% of profits go back to helping kids get … [Read more...]

Juggling Outdoor Time and Back to School

This is the time of the year when for families in particular the focus shifts to school and schedules and away from the trail. It’s easy to set aside outdoor adventures for the summer months and give them little thought throughout the late … [Read more...]