Archives for September 2019

No Kids, No Problem, Why Going to Disney With Adults is Awesome

It is true that the majority of tourists who go to Disney World resorts are accompanied by the whole family, generally with young kids. it is also true that the biggest fans of Disney movies and  memorabilia are the children, but this does not mean … [Read more...]

Mother-Daughter Camping: Unforgettable Moments and Cherished Memories

Written by Hoa LorangerThis past summer, I embarked on my first mother-daughter camping trip. The idea actually came from my friend, Cara. And it was the best idea ever!Hanging out in the outdoors is not new to me. It’s my family’s way of life. The … [Read more...]

Mother-Daughter Camping: Unforgettable Moments and Cherished Memories

Written by Hoa LorangerThis past summer, I embarked on my first mother-daughter camping trip. The idea actually came from my friend, Cara. And it was the best idea ever!Hanging out in the outdoors is not new to me. It’s my family’s way of life. The … [Read more...]

Rock Tumbling for Outdoor Families

If your kid is anything like my kid, it’s nearly impossible to come home from an outdoor adventure without rocks in their pockets. While it can be infuriating from a laundry standpoint, I do love that they are interested enough in the trip to be … [Read more...]

Our Definitive Packing List for Car Camping with the Kids

Getting out of the door when camping can seem pretty overwhelming. The to-do list is LONG and you will always, ALWAYS forget that ONE thing that you can’t live without (Toothbrush anyone?). Well at Tales of a Mountain Mama, we spend a LOT of … [Read more...]

When Your Partner Doesn’t Share a Love of the Outdoors

Life is full of give and take.  Sacrifice and love.  Adventures and lessons. We talk a lot about getting outside as a family around here.  Obviously we believe in it whole-heartedly and do our very best to help inspire the same love of … [Read more...]

How to Get the Most of a Day’s Vacation

You must be wondering, “Can I really enjoy myself on a one-day vacation?”. Well, a day is only long enough and at times, it’s all you’ve got. Therefore, you need to ensure that you make the best out of it. Contrary to popular belief, you don’t need a … [Read more...]

Exploring Fall in Colorado with Kids

I know that everyone says New England has the best Fall colors. Vermont, Massachusetts, and New York hillsides become a carpet of vivid colors, thanks to abundant hardwoods like oak and maple trees.  But I’ll throw out a stiff competitor … [Read more...]

The Benefits of Youth Sports

The truth is, sports heroes today were children at one point in time. Which is to say, sports heroes of tomorrow are kids today. Life begins early. It is, therefore, a good idea to introduce your kids to sports early in life. Kids as young as three … [Read more...]

Skills for the Camping Mama: Cast Iron Care

Cooking with cast iron is a skill that should be in any camping mama’s repertoire. There’s not much better than a savory meal cooked around a campfire in your trusty Dutch oven. Except perhaps kicking back in the hammock while someone else cooks said … [Read more...]

Visit Glacier National Park With Kids

Glacier National Park is one of the most stunning and beloved parks in the entire United States. This summer, we had the chance to take our kids ages 1.5, 5 and 7 along with our entire extended family for a reunion this July. We had to let go of a … [Read more...]

Best Camping Hacks for Families

Intimidated by camping? You’re not alone! It can be a lot of work to get out those first few times before you get your groove. Over the years the TMM Team has learned a few ways to work smarter, not harder. We’ve gathered them here for … [Read more...]

Backpacking to frozen Long Lake on the Bishop Pass Trail

Last summer, Sophia and I went on her first Sierra Nevada backpacking trip. She was hooked. Since her summer vacation was only two months long and was already nearly full with travel plans, we decided to head to the mountains right after her school … [Read more...]