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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.

Put a Bucket on Your Brain – Why You Need a Helmet

This winter (and every winter), you should be wearing a helmet for any sport that could get your noggin cracked. Ice skating, skiing/boarding, and sledding are the big ones. My kids look at me a little funny when I tell them they don’t need to … [Read more...]

Winter Gear for Kids 2017/18 – What They’re Wearing!

Every year I like to pull together a round-up of the gear we are using and our thoughts on it. Winter gear for kids is so tough sometimes – it really is essential to have quality gear for happy kids and happy adventures. This year we are … [Read more...]

Giesswein Indoor/Outdoor Shoes for Winter Camping and Cozy Homes

There’s something incredibly cozy about winter. To me, it means playing in the snow during the day and snuggling up to a good book or game or kid chaos (call it what you want) when the sun goes down early. There’s a bit of an art to … [Read more...]

Join the 365 Mile Challenge for 2018!

What happens when over 1,000 people unite to complete one self-propelled mile a day? They create an outdoor movement. We kicked off our inaugural 365 Mile Challenge on January 1, 2017 and hoped we’d get a few hundred people to sign up. But we … [Read more...]

Raising Gamers: Nurture through Nature

Today Robyn Robledo from Nomads with a Purpose welcomes us on the blog. I love her perspective and the fact that she adventures with her 5 kids….which gives me hope that life will be easier with MY 5 as they get older! She also has some pretty … [Read more...]

12 Days of Gear Giveaways: Day 12 *Win from Ella’s Wool, Wee Woollies & Oaki*

Welcome to Day 12 of our annual 12 Days of Gear Giveaways! If you’re just finding us, be sure to click here to find all the giveaways. Have you seen this?!?! –> Be sure you check out our huge gift guide for gift ideas AND a little … [Read more...]

12 Days of Gear Giveaways: Day 11 *Win from Deuter, Pic’s & TrailFoody*

Welcome to Day 10 of our annual 12 Days of Gear Giveaways! If you’re just finding us, be sure to click here to find all the giveaways. Have you seen this?!?! –> Be sure you check out our huge gift guide for gift ideas AND a little … [Read more...]

12 Days of Gear Giveaways: Day 10 *Win from Mountain Khakis, Vionic & Chaos*

Welcome to Day 10 of our annual 12 Days of Gear Giveaways! If you’re just finding us, be sure to click here to find all the giveaways. Have you seen this?!?! –> Be sure you check out our huge gift guide for gift ideas AND a little … [Read more...]

12 Days of Gear Giveaways Day 9: Win from Bumbleride, Onya Baby & Biddle & Bop

Welcome to Day 9 of our annual 12 Days of Gear Giveaways! If you’re just finding us, be sure to click here to find all the giveaways. Have you seen this?!?! –> Be sure you check out our huge gift guide for gift ideas AND a little sneak … [Read more...]

12 Days of Gear Giveaways Day 8: Win from DucKsday, Stonz & KEEN

Welcome to Day 5 of our annual 12 Days of Gear Giveaways! If you’re just finding us, be sure to click here to find all the giveaways. Have you seen this?!?! –> Be sure you check out our huge gift guide for gift ideas AND a little sneak … [Read more...]