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.

Burley D’Lite 2019 Review

We reviewed the Burley D’Lite back in 2015, but some major updates have meant that a new review is due! I was thrilled to get my hands on one (thanks, Burley!) to share with you about what we love about this updated trailer. Find our other … [Read more...]

Cleary Hedgehog Bike Review

Cleary Bikes is a company focused JUST on making fantastic kids bikes. We actually reviewed the Hedgehog back in 2016, but with some updates, we think it’s worth another review. You can find our previous review here. You can purchase the … [Read more...]

Kids Adventure Games – win Entries!!

As you know, adventure games and races are ALL the rage across the country…and they’re not just for adults. They’re a great way for the whole family to get outside and be active together. The Kids Adventure Games is a … [Read more...]

Customize your Chacos

When my husband and I got married 11 years ago, I thought I was cutting hippie edge to forgo heels for Chacos. White wasn’t an option, but I found a great brown pair to go with my bridesmaids’ dresses. I didn’t care a hoot about the people I shocked … [Read more...]

Handling the Reluctant Biker

My Reluctant Biker. I must start by saying that I live in a mountain town with a 20-mile long bike path and 400 miles of perfect single-track trails. I consider myself to be outdoorsy and I am an avid mountain biker, trail-runner, skier and multi-day … [Read more...]

Family Sleeping Bag: Kelty TruComfort Doublewide Review

A good night’s sleep is so vitally important, it should be one of your top priorities, especially when camping (and yes, you CAN do it!) You don’t want to wake with cold feet in the middle of the night, or be so uncomfortable that sleep is … [Read more...]

Best Recycled Products for Outdoor Families

As outdoor enthusiasts, we are passionate not only about spending time in nature, but treading lightly on the world we live in. We want to take care of our beautiful places, not only for ourselves but for future generations. Unfortunately, … [Read more...]

MyMayu Traveller Boot Review

Meet the MyMayu Traveller boot. Lightweight. Weatherproof. Durable. Packable. Zero Drop. Phalate, BPA & Lead Free. Flexible.  These are the words that make me light up when i’m looking for new outdoor footwear for my rough and tumble kid. … [Read more...]

Nuu-Muu Active Dresses for Women and Girls

I have been wearing Nuu-Muu dresses for years, through four of my pregnancies, and while hiking, biking, and adventuring. They are THE most versatile dress in my closet since they literally work for any season (thanks to layering). Thanks for … [Read more...]

Deuter Kid Comfort Active SL for Women

Deuter just released their updated Kid Comfort line, including the brand new SL (meaning women-specific) Kid Comfort Active. This is our initial review after using it hiking for a solid week this spring. As always, this review will be updated as we … [Read more...]

Easter Baskets for Outdoor Kids

Easter is the perfect time to celebrate a changing of seasons and promote more outdoor play. Our family fills Easter baskets with small gifts that we use for camping and outdoor play along with religious gifts. I personally spend a lot of time … [Read more...]

Frog Bikes Mountain Bike 62 Review

Over the past 9 months we have been testing out the new Frog MTB 62. It was ideal to get riding both in the late summer/fall and then again this spring after our 9 year old son had grown considerably over the winter. As with most mountain bikes, … [Read more...]

Lone Cone Kid’s Boots

Finding great boots for kids that are both affordable and functional can be tough. Knowing the struggle is real, Lone Cone founder Annalisa (a mother of 3) focused her brand on durable gear for kids aged 3-6 that won’t break the bank AND kids … [Read more...]

Ella’s Wool TUBES Review

Ella’s Wool was started by Becca when she moved to Brooklyn, NY from Norway and could not find any great merino wool baselayers for her daughter, Ella. She hated seeing Brooklyn playgrounds empty in the wintertime, and developed Ella’s Wool to … [Read more...]

Jan & Jul Review

It’s mud season. But, it’s still cold here in Wyoming which makes dressing the kids to stay warm AND dry is a bit tricky. Since the fall, we have been testing out some of the Canada-based Jan & Jul gear (find them on Amazon here) for … [Read more...]

HEC Studio: Woman-owned, adventure-inspired

Meet Sarah Haske, founder of HEC Studio (High Elevation Creations)!  Sarah creates unique hats and beanies, hand stitched with love and a focus on FUN.  No two hats are the same and use bright swatches of fabric with bold patterns … [Read more...]

Best Balance Bikes for Kids

Getting young kids out on two wheels (with, ahem, no training wheels) is maybe the best gift you can give your toddler. However, there are a zillion balance bikes out on the market and it can be tough to navigate through which one the mini … [Read more...]

ManPlow Sprout Review

We are completely buried in snow. And it’s March. And dumping out there. Again. Needless to say, we’ve been shoveling a lot of snow this winter (and may be doing so into June at this rate!) We (meaning Mtn Papa) also took over … [Read more...]

Nikwax Products for Improved Gear Performance

Getting your kids outside on the regular can be challenging.  The shiny myth of the family that goes outdoors in rain or shine with smiling faces and sparkly clean gear is awesome, but in reality is really hard to actually achieve.  … [Read more...]

Skis for Any Wheels

I asked Julie to come and write this guest post since she has tested these skis for literally years now almost daily with snow on the ground. While we posted a review back in 2014, the skis have been updated since then and she has tested far more … [Read more...]

9 Ways to Beat the Winter Blues

While we are finally getting more and more sun each day, this time of the year just tends to be TOUGH for people, especially if winter and/or cold isn’t your thing. Team Member, Valerie, and I (Amelia) collaborated to to line up some quick and … [Read more...]

Hamax Outback Review

Over the past 6 months we have been putting the Hamax Outback (also available on Amazon) to the test with our kids (and some friends too). The Outback is a multifunctional child carrier (available for 1 or 2 children) that allows you to stroll, bike, … [Read more...]

Best Bras for Active Women

Title Nine Bras 101: How to Pick and Care For A New Bra We are all busy moms and after taking care of our spouses, kids, house, pets and jobs, we don’t spend nearly enough time caring for ourselves!  As moms, we really do need a little … [Read more...]

Grand Targhee for Families

Grand Targhee Resort continues to stand out as a top destination location for families, both in the summer and the winter. I am thrilled to finally live close enough to pop over on a regular basis, but highly recommend it for traveling families … [Read more...]