Archives for November 2019

Tuffo Rain Suit Review: Let them splash!

For all you adventurers out there, if you are anything like me, you love that your kids get crazy dirty outside…but do not love the clean up that ultimately follows! That’s one of the top reasons I love the Tuffo rain suit. This … [Read more...]

Yes That Greek Vacation is a Wonderful Idea

Just thinking about a Greek vacation can cause you to have happy thoughts. The reason is that there are so many positive things about going on a Greek vacation that instantly put you in a good mood. Greece is one of the world’s oldest … [Read more...]

How to Get Outside When Pregnant with a Toddler

Request from a reader: ” I’d love to see a post on how to get out in winter while pregnant with a 1 1/2 year old who will have to be carried quite a bit. I am 3 mos pregnant and so will be pregnant (and getting much bigger) for the entire … [Read more...]

5 Tips for Planning Your First Hunting Trip

Hunting has been part of our way of life since the beginning of mankind, and it still holds an important place in modern society. When done responsibly and safely, hunting is not only an exhilarating and challenging pastime; it’s also an essential … [Read more...]

Camping Gifts for the Whole Family

Fresh morning air. Hearing the birds call as you wake up.  A cup of steaming hot coffee enjoyed next to a campfire. The scent of pine needles wafting through the air.  Enjoying time as a family without the distractions of technology. This … [Read more...]

Anon Define Helmet for Kids

The Anon Define is a lightweight snowboard & ski helmet that features attached goggles. The adjustable sizing fits young toddlers up to big kids. The post Anon Define Helmet for Kids appeared first on Tales of a Mountain Mama. … [Read more...]

5 Ways to Live Like a Local While Visiting Vietnam

Source: Unsplash | Frankie Shutterbug They say that the best way to appreciate any place is to live like a local. It’s more immersive and educational, it’s friendlier to your pockets, and it’s a great way to make new friends. It’s not exactly easy, … [Read more...]

Best Books for Outdoor Lovers of All Ages

Besides getting out and playing in the snow, the second best part of winter is curling up with a good book. If you are looking for a perfect gift that is NOT a toy (or for adults, yet another scarf) look no further. As an Amazon Associate and member … [Read more...]

Spawn Cycles Yoji 16″ Bike Review

When my then just-turned-3-year-old first laid eyes on the Spawn Cycles Yoji at the bike shop, his eyes lit up. “Look at my brand new blue pedal bike!” he exclaimed, jumping up and down and waving his arms. “It’s a real … [Read more...]

Dog Gear Gift Guide

Here at Tales of a Mountain Mama our goal is to encourage and equip families to get outdoors together—and that includes the family pup! This year, in our dog gear gift guide we’ve compiled a list of our favorite tried-and-true adventure gear for your … [Read more...]

Cleary Scout Review

This fall we’ve been testing the Cleary Scout and have had so much fun with this 10-speed do-it-all bike. My ten year old rode both cross country, around town and downhill trails and found the bike to ride smoothly, handle well and respond to … [Read more...]

A Day in the Life of an Outdoor Mom: Ghouls, Ghosties, and Pack-Llamas

I wake, sharply and suddenly, to the booming sound of our golden retriever, Abe, alerting us that someone just passed by the house on foot. I’ve tried—repeatedly—to fire him from his self-appointed neighborhood watch position, but despite my efforts … [Read more...]

Gear Up Guide For Outdoor Families from REI

Getting the family outside can feel like a chore at times. It takes a LOT of gear to get your family outside for an outdoor adventure. Worse, there are a LOT of choices out there, which makes choosing the right gear pretty darn overwhelming at times. … [Read more...]

Gift Guides for Outdoor Families

Our 2019 gift guides for outdoor families are here! Since we know the struggle of finding the perfect gift can be daunting, we’ve done the work for you. See the guides below for outdoor-centric gifts so you can spend more time with your family … [Read more...]

2019 Outdoor Family Gift Guide

Starting to think about gifts for your family this season? We’ve got you covered so you can spend less time shopping and more time outside! Check out this guide and then be sure to head here for ALL our guides for 2019 – our team has … [Read more...]

Clevenger Canyon North Viewpoint – Peak #73

Clevenger Canyon North ViewpointElevation: 1,727’Total Mileage: ~4.9Trailhead MapAgency: City of San Diego Park and Recreation DepartmentOfficial Trail Map: City of San Diego PDFIt was a warm day when I pulled up to the trailhead on the north side of … [Read more...]

Winter Styles for Women

I always love this annual post, just because we get to show off some really great gear for women. These are styles that stand up to the use and abuse of an outdoor life but are also stylish and comfortable. This post is actually a work in progress … [Read more...]