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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.

Carve Your Path + Discount code!

If you’re anything like me, you’re a “multi-tasking ninja”, trying to do 10,000 things at once and often forgetting the importance of YOUR sanity and well-being. Or maybe just forgetting that you can’t possibly do … [Read more...]

Fifteen Minutes Isn’t Enough.

When I started this blog six and a half years ago, I had a 2 year old and a newborn. Life was so much simpler then, and yet I remember it being so much more stressful. Being a new mom is so hard. Time and more kids have certainly changed me. My goal … [Read more...]

Gear to Keep Kids Dry in Wet Weather

Oh spring….how wet (and muddy) thee are. But, the outside play must continue for the sanity of us all. Of all the gear we have used and own, I think the gear that keeps everyone dry and happy proves to be the most valuable in each season. These … [Read more...]

A Tour of Our Mountain Living Decor (Bringing the Outside, In!) + Giveaways!

NOTE: Our newsletter subscribers will be receiving an exclusive coupon to MOA on Wednesday! Be sure you’re on our list by signing up here!! When we made the decision to move to Jackson, Wyoming it certainly wasn’t for the housing … [Read more...]

Ditch the Hassle of Car Seats

Ditch the car seats? What?!?!? Did I seriously just say that?? I tend to be Miss Safety, but seriously this product is changing how we do car safety around here, especially for traveling. Because it is SO much easier than hauling car seats. This past … [Read more...]

Favorite Gear to Straddle the Seasons for Women

I’m not sure if you’ve noticed, but people are starting to make a bit of a switch to spring, at least in the gear world. Everything winter is on sale (so stock up, people!) and advertisements for spring are in full swing. Yet, as I wade … [Read more...]

Live Wide Open: Finding Peace with the Process of Chronic Disease *Guest Post*

**Today I am so pleased to welcome Becky, whom I have had the pleasure of working with as a Deuter Ambassador for the past few years. Besides a Deuter ninja, she also happens to be a pretty amazing woman….despite her intense struggles. Please … [Read more...]

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...]