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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.

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...]

Choose Your Path for 2019

How is it already almost 2019?!?! December went so fast….and I hate saying that. I don’t WANT life to go “so fast”. I don’t want to be “so busy”. I don’t want to just be sliding by feeling like I ran a … [Read more...]

12 Days of Gear Giveaways – Stay Warm & Cozy

Today is the LAST day of our 12 Days of Gear Giveaways. Whew! I hope you’ve loved seeing all the gear we featured this year. Be sure to continue to watch our newsletters throughout the whole year as we offer exclusive discounts, tips and … [Read more...]

12 Days of Gear Giveaways – Hike On!

Here we go! 12 Days of Gear Giveaways – Day 11! If you’re just finding us, be sure to click here to find all the giveaways. Have you seen this?!?! –> Be sure you check out our huge gift guide for gift ideas AND a little … [Read more...]

12 Days of Gear Giveaways – Outdoor Fashion & Function

Here we go! 12 Days of Gear Giveaways – Day 10! Today’s giveaways are all about Outdoor Fashion (and function, of course!) If you’re just finding us, be sure to click here to find all the giveaways. Have you seen this?!?! –> Be sure … [Read more...]

12 Days of Gear Giveaways – Get Out and Move!

Here we go! 12 Days of Gear Giveaways – Day 9! Today’s giveaways are all things to help you get out and MOVE. If you’re just finding us, be sure to click here to find all the giveaways. Have you seen this?!?! –> Be sure you check out … [Read more...]

12 Days of Gear Giveaways – Great Gear for Kids

Here we go! 12 Days of Gear Giveaways – Day 8! If you’re just finding us, be sure to click here to find all the giveaways. Have you seen this?!?! –> Be sure you check out our huge gift guide for gift ideas AND a little sneak peek into what … [Read more...]

12 Days of Gear Giveaways – Family Fun

Here we go! 12 Days of Gear Giveaways – Day 7! If you’re just finding us, be sure to click here to find all the giveaways. Have you seen this?!?! –> Be sure you check out our huge gift guide for gift ideas AND a little sneak peek into what … [Read more...]

12 Days of Giveaways – Travel & Adventure

Happy Monday! Welcome back to the 12 Days of Gear Giveaways – Day 6! If you’re just finding us, be sure to click here to find all the giveaways. Have you seen this?!?! –> Be sure you check out our huge gift guide for gift ideas AND a little … [Read more...]

12 Days of Giveaways – Skiing!

Welcome to the 12 Days of Gear Giveaways – Day 5! If you’re just finding us, be sure to click here to find all the giveaways. Have you seen this?!?! –> Be sure you check out our huge gift guide for gift ideas AND a little sneak peek into … [Read more...]

12 Days of Gear Giveaways – Outdoor Education

Welcome to the 12 Days of Gear Giveaways – Day 4! If you’re just finding us, be sure to click here to find all the giveaways. Have you seen this?!?! –> Be sure you check out our huge gift guide for gift ideas AND a little sneak peek into … [Read more...]

12 Days of Gear Giveaways – Biking

Welcome to the 12 Days of Gear Giveaways – Day 3! If you’re just finding us, be sure to click here to find all the giveaways. Have you seen this?!?! –> Be sure you check out our huge gift guide for gift ideas AND a little sneak peek into … [Read more...]

12 Days of Gear Giveaways – Wet Days

Welcome to the 12 Days of Gear Giveaways – Day 2! If you’re just finding us, be sure to click here to find all the giveaways. Have you seen this?!?! –> Be sure you check out our huge gift guide for gift ideas AND a little sneak peek into … [Read more...]

12 Days of Gear Giveaways 2018 – Gear Up!

Here it is, folks! The start of our 2018 12 Days of Gear Giveaways. Be sure to check in daily as we reveal them.  If you’re just finding us, be sure to click here to find all the giveaways. Have you seen this?!?! –> Be sure you check out our huge … [Read more...]

Outdoor Family Gift Guides 2018

Here it is! The big hurrah gift guide of the season….and a little preview into our upcoming 12 Days of Gear Giveaways! Thank you so much for checking it out and especially clicking through items you love to purchase. Those affiliate links … [Read more...]

TOBE Outwear for Kids Who Are Tough on Gear

Over the past few years we have used and loved TOBE‘s (pronounced Too-bee) gear for kids. The brand is focused primarily on providing high quality gear for adults AND kids that allow them to stay comfortable all day long in various conditions. … [Read more...]

Introducing Shred Dog: Affordable Ski Gear for Kids!

Parents, if you struggle to find great gear for your kids that doesn’t cost an arm and a leg, you’re not alone. It’s tough navigating through the outdoor industry to find a balance between what you can afford and what is actually … [Read more...]

Outdoor Women: The Best for Fall & Winter

Finally! It’s cold enough to wear fall and winter styles (at least part of the time). This is my favorite time of the year and a reason to celebrate. I rounded up my favorites that are not only cute, but entirely functional for people who love … [Read more...]

Outdoor Family Winter Gear Guide

The truth? Winter is our favorite season. We look forward to XC skiing, downhill skiing, sledding, yurt stays, and lots and lots of playing. We also feel that having the correct gear is even more essential in the winter to keep safe and have fun. We … [Read more...]