Archives for March 2020

Osprey HydraJet 12

We have been taking the Osprey HydraJet 12 (also called the Jet 12) out for hikes and bike rides for the past several weeks. It’s the perfect size for young kids’ daytime adventures. They HydraJet 12 is extremely well constructed. There … [Read more...]

Wildhorn Spire Helmet Review

When it comes to picking a child’s helmet, there are several things I considered when choosing the Wildhorn Spire. Is it safe, is it easy to use, and will they wear it. Should they wear a helmet is an important topic that we cover here and … [Read more...]

Osprey Poco Plus Review

Osprey updated their line of child carriers for 2020. They omitted the Poco AG line and now just have two packs, the Osprey Poco and the Osprey Poco Plus. What changed in 2020 for the Osprey Poco line One of the major changes was the child cockpit … [Read more...]

Best Baby Hiking Backpacks for 2020

If you want to do any kind of significant hiking (or snowshoeing, or cross-country skiing, etc.) with babies and toddlers, a high-quality, comfortable, durable framed child carrier is a critical piece of gear for your family.  Our team has rounded up … [Read more...]

Best Sunglasses for Kids

The future is is bright, and we must protect those eyes! Here are TMM Team Members recommendations on the best kids sunglasses. The post Best Sunglasses for Kids appeared first on Tales of a Mountain Mama. … [Read more...]

School’s Out(side)

Keeping your sanity, getting outside, and balancing academics during school closures is crucial for mental health. The best way to do it? Take school outside! Three weeks ago, you had a routine that was familiar to your family. Suddenly, within the … [Read more...]

Important information about Philippine Airlines

Philippine Airlines is also known as the PAL, was founded in the year 1941, and it has its primary hub at Ninoy Aquino International Airport in Manila. This airline operates o 31 domestic destinations within the country and 36 international … [Read more...]

100+ Ideas for Outdoor Family Fun

Isolation is SO hard. Maybe the hardest thing many of us have been asked to do for the greater good of our communities, our state, our country and our world. However, social isolation does not mean that you can’t go outside with your family. … [Read more...]

Top Tips to Settling in Vietnam

Settling in a new country is quite a task. You might have to learn a new language, interact with unique culture and every unfamiliar aspect of the new life. If you are moving to Vietnam, these are some tips to help you settle quickly. Get the Right … [Read more...]

Best Podcasts for Nature Loving Kids

If you’re looking for some screen-free fun, or ways to keep kids busy in the back of bike trailers or on drives to your hike – then we’ve got a great list of podcasts for you. Try a few to find out what you like, and enjoy! Looking for book lists and … [Read more...]

Deuter Kid Comfort Pro

Of all the carriers we own/have tried, the Deuter Kid Comfort Pro gets the most use year-round in our home. Not only is it comfortable for both the child and the wearer, but it also includes safety and convenience features we prefer. The Deuter Kid … [Read more...]

Elkmont Historic District in the Great Smoky Mountains

Looking for a unique place to visit in the Great Smoky Mountains? The Elkmont Historic District is definitely one of the most interesting places to explore in the Great Smoky Mountains! Over the years, Elkmont has become known as a “Ghost Town” as … [Read more...]

Reima Winter Gear for Kids

Reima Kids is a very well-established (since 1944) Finnish brand that is new to the US and makes incredible gear for kids. Over the past month or so we have been testing out Reima Winter Gear and are excited to share them with you. While Reima did … [Read more...]

She Colors Nature: Diversify the Outdoors

How Chelsea Murphy is harnessing the power of social media to help diversify the outdoors. If you randomly stumbled upon Chelsea Murphy’s Instagram account, @she_colorsnature, you would probably assume that she grew up in the outdoors.  It’s … [Read more...]

Diverse Books for Outdoor Kids

Children’s literature has come a long way, and there are countless incredible books out there featuring prominent characters of all colors, shapes, abilities, and genders. Unfortunately diverse books specifically for outdoor kids are still hard to … [Read more...]

How To Help Your Kid Poop Outside

“Mom! I have to poop!” And all mamas know: when a kids gotta go, a kids gotta go. If you plan to spend time outside with your kids, you should be prepared for when the poop happens. Below is our advice and tips on how to help your kid … [Read more...]

The Girly Girls Guide to Glamming Gear

Glamming gear for (outdoor) girly girls is an art form, one that can and must be passed down to the next generation of gear heads. Sometimes it includes expansive DIY projects and sometimes it’s as simple as throwing down a few hearts with puff paint … [Read more...]

Raising Girly Girls in the Great Outdoors

As a mother of two very girly little girls I’m often surprised when I hear a kid won’t go outside because they are “too girly.” Does that mean they are too fragile? Too anxiety prone to be uncomfortable? All kids need fresh air and wall-less spaces … [Read more...]

Chaos Fairy Creations Forager Pockets

We have been testing out these forager pockets by Chaos Fairy Creations, and they have been an instant hit! While they will really shine in snow-free seasons we’ve been finding a multitude of uses for them over snowgear in the winter, and … [Read more...]