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.

2017 Outdoor Gift Guide for Families

Ta-Daaaa! Here it is! Our outdoor gift guide! Whew. This was a TON of work and I am so glad to finally get it to you. Humor me by reading it, ok? We hope this takes the load off of you as you do some holiday shopping. You can rest assured that every … [Read more...]

Encouraging an Outdoor Life Through Play

It’s true that there is no substitute for actual time spent outside, but realistically it’s not possible to be out constantly. And truly I don’t think that is healthy either. There’s always a balance and it’s a fine art … [Read more...]

I’m Not the Parent I Thought I Would be

I am not the parent I ever thought I would be. Maybe because I wasn’t one of those gals that had my whole life planned out from a young age.  Maybe because I am ever-slowly learning and forming my own opinions and working together with my … [Read more...]

I’m Not the Parent I Thought I Would be

I am not the parent I ever thought I would be. Maybe because I wasn’t one of those gals that had my whole life planned out from a young age.  Maybe because I am ever-slowly learning and forming my own opinions and working together with my … [Read more...]

3 Tips for Enjoying the Outdoors in Any Weather

Today I am welcoming Linda McGurk to the blog as she launches her first book, which I LOVE! She also writes a fantastic blog and is a blogging peer of mine I greatly admire.  “There’s no such thing as bad weather, only bad clothing!” If I heard it … [Read more...]

3 Tips for Enjoying the Outdoors in Any Weather

Today I am welcoming Linda McGurk to the blog as she launches her first book, which I LOVE! She also writes a fantastic blog and is a blogging peer of mine I greatly admire.  “There’s no such thing as bad weather, only bad clothing!” If I heard it … [Read more...]

Another Way to Bike with Kids

I’m so excited to welcome Lindsay on the blog today. Mostly because I long to do bikepacking like she does with her family! This post is full of great ideas that will change your view on family … [Read more...]

Another Way to Bike with Kids

I’m so excited to welcome Lindsay on the blog today. Mostly because I long to do bikepacking like she does with her family! This post is full of great ideas that will change your view on family … [Read more...]

Welcoming a Little More Adventure

On August 30th we welcomed Baby Girl #3 for a grand total of 5 kiddos. We were thankful all went smooth and well and we’ve been settling into a family of 7 (!!!). Thoughts lately: Wow, getting 3 kids aged 3 and under dressed and out the door … [Read more...]

Welcoming a Little More Adventure

On August 30th we welcomed Baby Girl #3 for a grand total of 5 kiddos. We were thankful all went smooth and well and we’ve been settling into a family of 7 (!!!). Thoughts lately: Wow, getting 3 kids aged 3 and under dressed and out the door … [Read more...]