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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.

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...]

Meet our TEAM!

When I put a call out to find my TEAM to help me grow Tales of a Mountain Mama and reach more families, I was hoping for a couple dozen applicants. I thought even that was a lofty goal. I was swamped by over FIFTY moms wanting to join us. I am so … [Read more...]

More Time Outside and Less Time in the Kitchen

I feel a bit sheepish saying this, but sometimes the hardest part of getting out family out on adventures is planing food. Food for beforehand, food for during and food ready when we get home. Some pretty awesome adventure days have ended in a really … [Read more...]

Teton Science School Camps for Outdoor Kids

Teton Science School is an established name in Teton County with programs for kids and adults alike. They reach 15,000 students annually and have campuses both in Jackson and Victor. Teton Science School consistently sets the standard for … [Read more...]

We’re Building a Mountain Mama TEAM! And we want YOU!

We’re gathering up our BETA Mountain Mama Team to help get more families outside and we want YOU to apply! Our Team Members will help boost the Tales of a Mountain Mama community through adding their personal voices to the site, along with gear … [Read more...]

Best Gear for Outdoor Babies

When my first baby was born, I joined the ranks of moms insisting that we needed allthebabygear. As a new parent, it’s completely overwhelming trying to navigate it all, but easy to find some assurance that at least you have the right STUFF. … [Read more...]

10 Tips for Sleeping and Camping with Infants and Toddlers

Today we welcome Martha of “Happy Little Camper” to help us ALL sleep better while camping. Martha is a local here in Jackson, WY and I am so pleased to have her on the blog. She’s a wealth of information and understands outdoor … [Read more...]

5 Tips to Get Kids Outside in the Heat of Summer Safely and Happily

While we seem to be weeks (maybe months??) behind much of the rest of the U.S. in welcoming summer, it’s finally time to start thinking about the best ways to get out and adventure despite hot temperatures. Here’s some of our favorite, simple ways … [Read more...]

Kids Moving Miles – A FREE challenge for Kids

We are so excited for our First Annual FREE Kids Moving Miles Mini Challenge! It’s no secret that many kids just aren’t moving enough anymore. Between the lure of screens to a fear of letting them roam more freely, kids are spending more time indoors … [Read more...]

The Call of the Wild….Preserved

This post is sponsored by Everywhere Agency on behalf of FoodSaver®; however, all thoughts and opinions expressed are my own. I grew up eating moose and caribou and fish (the latter to my great dismay). I do not remember my mother ever buying beef … [Read more...]