Archives for August 2020

Thule Sapling and Sapling Elite Reviews

The Thule Sapling and Sapling Elite are easily adjustable child carriers ready for all day adventures. Thule had two child carriers available, the Sapling and Sapling Elite. As of August 2020, Thule has discontinued the Sapling, but is keeping the … [Read more...]

Epic Gifts for Active Kids

Whatever your child’s school year looks like, there will be big changes ahead for you and your children. You might be attempting to juggle work-from-home with school-at-home. You might be struggling with curriculum choices, wondering which … [Read more...]

Wild Math Fourth Grade Review

Last summer I started using the Wild Math Curriculum First Grade edition. My kids spent the summer working on addition and subtraction facts and having great fun measuring everything in sight. They loved it so much that we decided to make Wild Math a … [Read more...]

How to Prepare for a Hike

Hiking is a great way to get more in tune with nature, and there are fantastic hiking routes hidden all around the country for you to explore and take in some wonderful landscapes. Hiking is also great for both your physical and mental health as it’s … [Read more...]

A Hassle-Free Guide To Moving House

So you have signed your contract and also agreed on the moving date.  Now it is full steam ahead organizing the move. Finding your perfect home can be exciting, but do not forget that the process does not end there.  It is well known that moving … [Read more...]

OE Carrier Review

If I had a nickel for every time I’ve heard, “I want to go up on your shoulders!” from one of my kids during a hike…well, let’s just say I would have a lot of nickels. During this toddler/preschooler stage of life, their … [Read more...]

Wild Math Second Grade Review

Mid-spring, I started using Wild Math (check out our original review of the program as a whole here!) for my kindergartener and first grader. We weren’t homeschoolers (well, we weren’t before the pandemic) and it became clear that sitting at … [Read more...]

Best Hiking Shoes for Kids

Spending the money on pint-sized hiking shoes for kids can feel like a a waste, especially when your child is going to grow out of them so quickly. Can your child just get away with wearing their basic school shoes or sandals on a hike? Well, yes, … [Read more...]

20 Best Indoor Active Play Gifts

This year has seen a lot of people spending more days at home than ever before, and there are a lot of questions from parents “what do we do when we can’t get out?!” We’re an outdoor family, but of course we spend some time … [Read more...]

Best Sustainable Gifts for Outdoor Families

Stuff, stuff, stuff. If you’re like me, holidays and birthdays can me an influx of STUFF that you now have to find a place for. Pre-kids, I liked to live lightly. And while I’ve given up on the idea of being a minimalist with three kids, … [Read more...]

From The Bomb of British Brexit To The Boom Of Sunny Spain

The facts are coming in. And it seems a huge Brexit exit of British nationals are feeling the impact of this divisive and historic move as almost 75,000 thousand of them have moved, on average per year, in recent years. More concerning, for the UK at … [Read more...]

6 Keys for Planning Out Your Trip

Planning out a vacation or travel destination can be a lot of fun. It can also, at times, be a little overwhelming and stressful. You want your trip to be as fun and enjoyable as possible, but sometimes, it is hard to know where to start.  Another … [Read more...]

Best Outdoorsy Art Gifts

Chances are, your family is spending more time close to home these days. Many of us are missing opportunities to travel and visit beautiful spaces outside of our immediate vicinity, and we’re also figuring out how to make our houses function as … [Read more...]

Burley Piccolo Review

No whining, no tears, and mom gets a workout?  Yes, please! My four-year-old son and I just got back from a 15-mile bike ride with the Burley Piccolo, the newest trailercycle from this tried-and-true bike trailer company.  He was so proud … [Read more...]

Best Rain Bibs for Kids

We are big fans of rain bibs. So much so, that we own this piece of gear from three different companies: Polarn O Pyret, Reima, and Playshoes. I’ve found pros and cons to each, and would recommend each of them in different situations for … [Read more...]

3 Things To Always Carry When Travelling Around The World

The general rule of thumb when it comes to traveling is to pack light. The fewer items you bring the less you have to carry and manage. However, some items are always part of your luggage like wallet, charger, passport, etc. So when it traveling … [Read more...]

5 Amazing U.S. Road Trips to Include on a Travel Bucket List

If you really want to see some amazing scenery in the U.S., you need to travel the nation’s highways and byways. However, you also need to know which roads to travel to make the most of your time. The following listing will give you more insight as … [Read more...]