Archives for December 2019

A Year in Pictures – 2019 was a year of traveling

2019 was a pretty amazing year for travel. Roughly 23% of my year was spent away from home. I saw landscapes all over the world. … [Read more...]

A Year in Pictures – 2019 was a year of traveling

2019 was a pretty amazing year for travel. Roughly 23% of my year was spent away from home. I saw landscapes all over the world. … [Read more...]

How Cold is Too Cold to Take Kids Outside?

Now that winter temperatures are here for the foreseeable future, you may be wondering how cold is TOO cold for kids to play outside. Maybe your own mother has been asking you if you are sure her grandchildren are warm enough every time you take them … [Read more...]

Best Ski and Snowboard Helmets for Kids

Choosing the best ski and/or snowboard helmet for kids is a crucial step in getting them safely through winter activities. Not sure a helmet is really necessary? Check out some of our reasoning here. Teaching your child to ski this winter? Here are … [Read more...]

Bring the Outdoors Inside. An Invitation to Play.

Winter break is coming soon, and those rambunctious kiddos will need lots of activities to keep their brains and hands busy, when the weather is nasty and you just can’t get out. We have some great suggestions to bring the outdoors inside. … [Read more...]

Sensory Play Dough Recipe

A batch of no-cook homemade sensory play dough takes about 10 minutes to create, and will give your kids hours and hours of entertainment and indoor play on bad-weather days. No food coloring? No worries – plain white is beautiful and highlights the … [Read more...]

Peaks 74 & 75 – Wilson Benchmark and Pinyon Ridge (4614) – A perfect desert day

Peak 74: Wilson BenchmarkElevation: 4,573’Peak 75: Pinyon Ridge HPElevation: 4,614’Total Mileage: 8.7Trailhead MapAgency: Anza Borrego Desert State ParkIt was an ideal December day for a nice desert hike. Big clouds were amassing overhead without any … [Read more...]

Peaks 74 & 75 – Wilson Benchmark and Pinyon Ridge (4614) – A perfect desert day

Peak 74: Wilson BenchmarkElevation: 4,573’Peak 75: Pinyon Ridge HPElevation: 4,614’Total Mileage: 8.7Trailhead MapAgency: Anza Borrego Desert State ParkIt was an ideal December day for a nice desert hike. Big clouds were amassing overhead without any … [Read more...]

National Geographic Books for Kids + Giveaway

My family definitely enjoys time outside sledding, hiking, biking or just playing in the mud. However, there are some days when a lot of time is actually spent indoors instead of out. Sometimes, this is because the weather is just too crummy, other … [Read more...]

Best Kid-Friendly Snacks for Your Adventures

Since we all have kids that tend to burn a lot of energy while out exploring, we’ve gathered our favorite kid-friendly snacks for all your adventures. Inevitable Hunger on the Trail “Mommy, I’m hungry” “When do we get a … [Read more...]

Aussie Bars: Food for the Trail

Our family is always searching for great snacks we can take with us on the trail that are healthy, provide great energy AND don’t cost an arm and a leg. It’s not easy keeping kids fed and energized, especially when we are spending long … [Read more...]

The Best Pants For Your Outdoor Life

Just like for our kids, having the best gear to get outside and moving is important for us Mamas too! As a team, we have been testing out Title Nine pants for outdoor adventure that will work especially for cooler temperatures. We especially love how … [Read more...]

Nomadik Box Review

Subscription boxes are a fun way to try new stuff, in this case, gear. The Nomadik Box (“Premium Brands + Functional Gear = Better Adventures”) contains a selection of outdoor products geared towards anyone who loves adventuring. Boxes … [Read more...]

How to Teach Kids to Downhill Ski

Kids can learn to downhill ski at a very young age with a little bit of patience, some key gear, and a few tried-and-true pieces of advice. Check out our tips, tricks, and gear recommendations for teaching kids to ski below. As an Amazon Associate … [Read more...]

8 Tips For Your First Skiing Holiday

When you’re about to embark on your very first skiing holiday, you want it to be special. After all, not everyone gets to go skiing; budget, physical constraints, and other things routinely stop people from enjoying this unique and exciting … [Read more...]

The Ultimate Outdoor Games & Toys Gift Guide

It’s that time of year! It seems to always creep up fast. With the busyness of the holiday season I find my mind is constantly wandering and wondering. Who needs what? Who wants what? What did I buy for this child? What didn’t I buy for … [Read more...]

Disana Boiled Wool Jackets

Disana Boiled Wool Jackets are a 3-season staple for us.  They are a very versatile piece of gear as an outer layer or as an inner layer.  In spring and fall they’re a great stand-alone jacket, and in winter they can be layered over or under … [Read more...]

Last Minute Stocking Stuffers for Outdoor Families

Ok, don’t freak out – it’s not REALLY last minute. But, it’s a good time to order the last few things for your gift giving and then sit back and enjoy the season. Looking for some stocking stuffers that won’t be just … [Read more...]