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.

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...]

Mountain Biking with Kids

Mountain biking is quickly expanding to allow for the youngest of riders to hit the trails on two wheels. What once was a sport for more elite athletes, there is now both an abundance of gear (including bikes) and trails to allow the whole family to … [Read more...]

Getting Over Mom-Guilt and Taking a Wilderness Mom-cation

I LOVE the gals on my team. They’re moms just like you and I. With our hearts on our sleeves, doing the very best we can do and often struggling with making it all happen. I think so many of you will resonate with Ginny’s words below … [Read more...]

Buddy Pegs Bicycle Playdates Tour!

If you have a child aged 2-5 (or so), you need to do yourself a favor and check out Buddy Pegs Media. The mission is incredible and the people behind it are top-notch. The Fitzgeralds just left this weekend for their 8 month tour of the United … [Read more...]

Tout Terrain Singletrailer Review

The Tout Terrain Singletrailer is THE only trailer that gives parents the ability to hit the single track with a child behind them comfortably so mountain biking CAN continue with families with small children. Despite numerous attempts with different … [Read more...]

Mountain FOMO

Mountain FOMO (*fear of missing out*) <– it’s oh so very real! Please welcome Team Member, Stephanie, who understands this all-too-well AND has some tips we can all learn from. I knew I loved growing up in the mountains but what I did … [Read more...]

Birding With Kids

I’m going to start this post with a really honest declaration – I am the worst resource for birding. BUT, I have an amazing TEAM and am so thrilled Jackie is willing to share her tips – I’ll be using them with my own children … [Read more...]

Woom 1 Plus Review

My kids LOVE balance bikes, even after they have already mastered pedals (in our home historically, it has been between almost 3 years old and 3.5 years, which is still mind-boggling to me). So while even though my 4 year old has been riding pedals … [Read more...]

Top 10 Things to Do in Yellowstone and Grand Teton Parks with Kids

This is a guest post by Lisa Hansen, mastermind behind Get Outside Pass offering discounts for Yellowstone, Grand Teton and more. More info at the bottom of this post. The best part is 100% of profits go back to helping kids get … [Read more...]

Juggling Outdoor Time and Back to School

This is the time of the year when for families in particular the focus shifts to school and schedules and away from the trail. It’s easy to set aside outdoor adventures for the summer months and give them little thought throughout the late … [Read more...]

Meet our TEAM!

When I put a call out to find my TEAM to help me grow Tales of a Mountain Mama and reach more families, I was hoping for a couple dozen applicants. I thought even that was a lofty goal. I was swamped by over FIFTY moms wanting to join us. I am so … [Read more...]

More Time Outside and Less Time in the Kitchen

I feel a bit sheepish saying this, but sometimes the hardest part of getting out family out on adventures is planing food. Food for beforehand, food for during and food ready when we get home. Some pretty awesome adventure days have ended in a really … [Read more...]

Teton Science School Camps for Outdoor Kids

Teton Science School is an established name in Teton County with programs for kids and adults alike. They reach 15,000 students annually and have campuses both in Jackson and Victor. Teton Science School consistently sets the standard for … [Read more...]

We’re Building a Mountain Mama TEAM! And we want YOU!

We’re gathering up our BETA Mountain Mama Team to help get more families outside and we want YOU to apply! Our Team Members will help boost the Tales of a Mountain Mama community through adding their personal voices to the site, along with gear … [Read more...]

Best Gear for Outdoor Babies

When my first baby was born, I joined the ranks of moms insisting that we needed allthebabygear. As a new parent, it’s completely overwhelming trying to navigate it all, but easy to find some assurance that at least you have the right STUFF. … [Read more...]

10 Tips for Sleeping and Camping with Infants and Toddlers

Today we welcome Martha of “Happy Little Camper” to help us ALL sleep better while camping. Martha is a local here in Jackson, WY and I am so pleased to have her on the blog. She’s a wealth of information and understands outdoor … [Read more...]

5 Tips to Get Kids Outside in the Heat of Summer Safely and Happily

While we seem to be weeks (maybe months??) behind much of the rest of the U.S. in welcoming summer, it’s finally time to start thinking about the best ways to get out and adventure despite hot temperatures. Here’s some of our favorite, simple ways … [Read more...]