Amelia lives with her husband and three young children in Yellowstone National Park. As a family, they believe that life is precious, short and should be lived to the fullest. That includes introducing a life of adventures for their boys in the form of skiing, hiking, biking, running, camping and lots of outdoor playing. Amelia writes at Tales of a Mountain Mama in an attempt to inspire others to get outside daily too with tips and tricks, stories and lots of gear reviews.

How to Teach a Kid to Pedal a Bike

One of THE most common biking-related questions we get here at TMM is how to teach a kid to pedal a bike…and why their kid is having such a hard time with it! As a team we have gathered our best tips AND best stories, because we’re all in … [Read more...]

Starting a Toddler on a Balance Bike – Tips and Tricks

Starting a toddler on a balance bike is a great way to give children independence and encourage outdoor movement. But, for parents, sometimes the task can be daunting! I grew up proudly sporting…and then ditching my training wheels on my bike … [Read more...]

Best Sun Hats for Kids

It’s time to be sure your little ones have their head covered and are learning to wear their hats consistently (easier said than done, I know!) We’ve rounded up our favorite sun hats. There are TONS of options out there – … [Read more...]

Wonderfold Wagon X2 Review

Let me just start this review with saying that I never really thought a wagon would have a prominent place in our household. We have lots of strollers and they have always been enough. Spoiler – the Wonderfold Wagon X2 has completely blown us … [Read more...]

Choosing a Bike Trailer

Biking as a family is a great way to get out. For the past 11 years we have had kids in a bike trailer. They not only allow us to get out with little ones, but also with the tons of gear that often comes along with our adventures. That said, choosing … [Read more...]

Hiking Pants for Kids

Hiking pants for kids are crucial to keep kids dry and safe when they are out on the trail. My kids all have pants they use specifically for hiking and exploring. I personally kids just need a couple quality pairs they can wear often. While they are … [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...]

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...]

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...]

Five Easy Campfire Recipes

There’s nothing quite like fresh-caught fish when you’re camping. But if you’ve had a long day of hiking or the fish just weren’t biting, you want easy camping meals that are low maintenance and fast. Here are five easy campfire recipes you’ll … [Read more...]

Tout Terrain Streamliner

For families looking for the ability to get their not so strong riders out on the single track, the Tout Terrain Streamliner is a game-changer. Kids still need to ride in a trailer? Check out our review of the Tout Terrain Singletrailer here. Tout … [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...]

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...]

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...]

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...]

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...]

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...]

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...]

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...]

Woom OFF Review

This fall Woom released their new Woom OFF series for kids who want to hit the trails on their bike. While we were initially skeptical about a mountain bike with no front shock, our son has dubbed it his “favorite bike ever”. Like all … [Read more...]

Layering up Kids for Cold Weather

It’s coming. Winter will be here before we all know it (or you may in the midst of it like we are…), and the key to happy kids outside is keeping them warm.   While the techniques may change just a little depending on the age of the kids … [Read more...]

Make My Belly Fit Review

Being pregnant in the dead of winter poses a host of new challenges to keeping warm and being able to be outside. While in a moderate climate it’s fairly easy to just make do, when the temperature really drops a warm coat is absolutely … [Read more...]