Archives for January 2020

Stop the Mitten Wars!

Ah, the mitten wars. The epic battle between every outdoor loving parent and every strong-willed child. These kids have absolutely no use for us trying to restrain them in such mundane things as clothes. Maybe in your house it’s the hat battle. Or … [Read more...]

Affordable Family Ski Gear

Finding affordable family ski gear is key to getting everyone out on the slopes comfortably. There is nothing worse than gear that doesn’t fit right and kids melting down simply because they are uncomfortable. Curious how to keep kids warm too? … [Read more...]

Little Helpers Make Happy Campers

Camping is one of our very favorite family activities, but, just like at home, there are jobs to be done at the campsite too. We truly believe that kids LOVE having jobs and little helpers make happy campers. Everyone loves having an important task … [Read more...]

Ten Tips for Family Skiing on a Budget

The words skiing and cheap don't often appear together, but with a little creativity and pre-planning, we’ve figured out how to get out every weekend without breaking the bank. Here are my ten tips for taking your family skiing on a budget. The post … [Read more...]

Last minute breaks: 4 tips to make it happen

Last-minute breaks are still a big deal – but they need to be done in the right way. Leave it too late, and any supposed cost/benefits are immediately out of the window. This is what we are going to focus on today, as we take a look at four … [Read more...]

Teaching a Special Needs Child to Ski

Teaching a special needs child to ski is something near and dear to our family’s heart. While every kid (and family) is different, I am a fierce proponent in giving each child a chance to learn. Special needs can range from people with … [Read more...]

Family Winter Play After Dark

Getting outside at night offers a sense of calm after a busy day with the kiddos. Family winter play after dark can help calm some of the busiest bodies. The dark sky, the quiet street, the freshly fallen snow and the crisp night make for a relaxing … [Read more...]

Why I Take my Sick Kids Outside

Pent up sick kids doesn't mean getting-healthier kids! Our reasons for getting our kids outside, even when they are sick. The post Why I Take my Sick Kids Outside appeared first on Tales of a Mountain Mama. … [Read more...]

Things To Know Before Travelling To Jeddah

Being the second largest city in Saudi Arabia, Jeddah is considered to be the economic hub of the country because of its proximity with the sea port. Jeddah is one of the main parts of the Islamic city but is also the pot of different cultures.  The … [Read more...]

How to Teach Kids to Snowboard

Check out our tips, tricks and gear recommendations for getting your toddler out on a snowboard. The post How to Teach Kids to Snowboard appeared first on Tales of a Mountain Mama. … [Read more...]

A Day in the Life of an Outdoor Mom: Winter in Alaska

The life of an outdoor mom is different for everyone…but being able to be a fly on the wall and see how another family lives is always intriguing for us all! Want more? You can read all our A Day in the Life of an Outdoor Mom posts here! … [Read more...]

Deuter Kid Comfort Child Carrier Review

To be honest, the Deuter Kid Comfort Child Carrier is my favorite carrier, though the Deuter Kid Comfort Active SL comes in in a close second. I just find I prefer being able to haul more extra gear on most hikes than the Active series allows (must … [Read more...]

Learning Dog Joring + Ruffwear Omnijore System

Dog Joring is a great way to get the entire family outside and moving. We have been testing out the Ruffwear Omnijore System for the past few months in all types of weather – see review below! As an Amazon Associate and member of other … [Read more...]

How to Keep Feet Warm in Cold Weather

There is nothing worse than cold feet for adults OR kids to make a winter outdoor adventure go really bad, really fast. While we truly believe investing in great gear for your feet is worth it, there are also some easy tips keep feet warm in cold … [Read more...]

Best Winter Boots for Kids

Over the past 10 years we have had SO many kid boots come through this house. And winter boots are a big thing – they are sometimes the difference between a really good day and an outdoor “failure”. We’ve gathered the best … [Read more...]