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.

O.F.F. – Cushe Shoes Review + Giveaway

O.F.F. – Cushe Shoes Review + Giveaway | Amelia O.F.F. = Outdoor Fashion Friday.  Our (almost) weekly segment featuring our favorite styles for the season. Everything I share are pieces that can be worn all day long and stand up to the “use and … [Read more...]

O.F.F.: Polar Feet Review + Giveaway

O.F.F.: Polar Feet Review + Giveaway | Amelia O.F.F. = Outdoor Fashion Friday.  Our (almost) weekly segment featuring our favorite styles for the season. Everything I share are pieces that can be worn all day long and stand up to the “use and abuse” … [Read more...]

Preparing for Spring Travels with Usborne Books!

Preparing for Spring Travels with Usborne Books! | Amelia Today is National Read Aloud day! Just in time for a post about books (because we love them) and planning some kid-entertainment for spring break trips.  We are welcoming Erica of The Scholar … [Read more...]

Beyond Old Faithful: Tips to Seeing Yellowstone

Beyond Old Faithful: Tips to Seeing Yellowstone | Amelia This post was written for the Sierra Trading Post HUB as my part of the #teamSierra group. When people start planning a trip to Yellowstone, they’re often focused on the big attractions that … [Read more...]

Junior Explorers Review + Giveaway

Junior Explorers Review + Giveaway | Amelia We are always on the lookout for quality programs that enhance and supplement J’s kindergarten homeschool (and just learning in general for our whole family!) We’ve actually tried quite a few of … [Read more...]

Be Kind and Reach Out

Be Kind and Reach Out | Amelia This weekend we attended our third funeral in a year. One cancer loss, one murder and now one suicide. It’s heart-wrenching. As a parent, my heart hurts for my friend and my neighbor. I try to imagine the pain … [Read more...]

O.F.F.: Some of my Favorites + Giveaway

O.F.F.: Some of my Favorites + Giveaway | Amelia OFF = Outdoor Fashion Friday. Now you know!  Our (almost) weekly segment featuring our favorite  styles for the season. Everything I share are pieces that can be worn all day long and stand up to the … [Read more...]

Gear Round-up from the Outdoor Retailer Show

Gear Round-up from the Outdoor Retailer Show | Amelia Every 6 months (depending on our own ability to travel), we get a unique opportunity to travel to Salt Lake and experience the Outdoor Retailer show. It’s overwhelming, really. Most times I … [Read more...]

Helmets are NOT Optional

Helmets are NOT Optional | Amelia I don’t even know why helmets are a hot-button topic. I don’t know why there is any negotiation or question about why you shouldn’t wear one. In my opinion, it’s an across-the-board, … [Read more...]

Outdoor Fashion Friday: Dakini for the Family + Coupon Code

Outdoor Fashion Friday: Dakini for the Family + Coupon Code | Amelia Our (almost) weekly segment featuring our favorite  styles for the season. Everything I share are pieces that can be worn all day long and stand up to the “use and abuse” of serious … [Read more...]

Pursuing Strength to Enhance an Active Outdoor Lifestyle

Pursuing Strength to Enhance an Active Outdoor Lifestyle | Amelia This is a post I never really thought I would write. It’s funny how life sometimes throws you opportunities and challenges and ways to grow. It happens all the time. I try to … [Read more...]

Finding “Home”

Finding “Home” | Amelia Isn’t it always so easy to want what we don’t have? The whole “grass is greener” mentality is real and not just something that affects us in younger and more vulnerable stages of our life. I … [Read more...]

Outdoor Fashion Friday: Kavu Styles for Women

Outdoor Fashion Friday: Kavu Styles for Women | Amelia Our (almost) weekly segment featuring our favorite  styles for the season. Everything I share are pieces that can be worn all day long and stand up to the “use and abuse” of serious adventures. … [Read more...]

Teaching Outdoor Kids about Weather

Teaching Outdoor Kids about Weather | Amelia Today I welcome my family friend, Erica to the blog. She hails from Kodiak (yep, the island known for the “Kodiak bear”) where she lives with her husband and two children. While my experience … [Read more...]

Why My Kids Still Get Outside When They’re Sick

Why My Kids Still Get Outside When They’re Sick | Amelia Mammoth Hot Springs (where we live) is often referred to as a “cesspool”. Gross, I know, especially when you are imagining the majestic beauty of Yellowstone. But, let me … [Read more...]

Affordable Family Ski Gear with Level Nine Sports

Affordable Family Ski Gear with Level Nine Sports | Amelia In my opinion, we live close to one of the best kid-friendly ski areas in the west. Bridger Bowl is literally crawling with kids of all ages on the weekends. Babies are in packs and carriers … [Read more...]

When Adventure (As We Know It) Just Isn’t Working….

When Adventure (As We Know It) Just Isn’t Working…. | Amelia Our family is not one to stay home on the weekends. I don’t do well even staying home during the week. We are go, go, go and that’s the way we like it. We’ve … [Read more...]

Great Gear to Keep Kids Warm: 2014 – 2015 Edition

Great Gear to Keep Kids Warm: 2014 – 2015 Edition | Amelia We get questions all the time about what our kids are wearing and how we keep them warm. I’m always happy to share my thoughts on anything we put on our own kids, but try to … [Read more...]

Learn to Ski or Snowboard in January (or anytime this winter!)

Learn to Ski or Snowboard in January (or anytime this winter!) | Amelia Happy New Year! We’re glad to be back and off running with some fun and inspiring (perfect for the start of a new year) project and events. First up: January 1st kicks off … [Read more...]

Diaper bags are changing the adventure of parenthood

Diaper bags are one of those things that every new mom decides she absolutely needs….and then often ends up in the back of a closet because it isn’t as functional as she wanted or her carefully planned baby organization goes out the window. Not to … [Read more...]