Ski Movie Review: TGR’s “Make Believe”

Ski Movie Review: TGR’s “Make Believe” Let’s face it…  2020 has been rough.  But if you are a skier or rider, the upcoming ski season (and ski movie Fall tour) is one of the few bright spots you are probably … [Read more...]

Backpacking with Dogs for Families

A loyal trail dog can be a huge part of any family.  They provide companionship, protect us (sometimes against major life-threats like the mailman, garbage truck, or those villainous squirrels), provide free snuggles, and add a little chaos and … [Read more...]

Title Nine Swimsuits for Moms

Ok – real talk:  NO ONE likes shopping for a swimsuit.  No one.  Like, ever.  But Outdoor Moms like ourselves DO love playing in the water:  swimming, stand-up paddleboarding, canoeing, white water rafting, kayaking, splashing at the … [Read more...]

Wilderness First Aid for Outdoor Families

When we take our kids outside, we always say “Safety First,” but don’t always consciously stop to think about what that means. Managing risk as an outdoor family is one of the most important jobs we have outside, but what does that … [Read more...]

Learning Dog Joring + Ruffwear Omnijore System

Dog Joring is a great way to get the entire family outside and moving. We have been testing out the Ruffwear Omnijore System for the past few months in all types of weather – see review below! As an Amazon Associate and member of other … [Read more...]

The Best Pants For Your Outdoor Life

Just like for our kids, having the best gear to get outside and moving is important for us Mamas too! As a team, we have been testing out Title Nine pants for outdoor adventure that will work especially for cooler temperatures. We especially love how … [Read more...]

Gear Up Guide For Outdoor Families from REI

Getting the family outside can feel like a chore at times. It takes a LOT of gear to get your family outside for an outdoor adventure. Worse, there are a LOT of choices out there, which makes choosing the right gear pretty darn overwhelming at times. … [Read more...]

Our Definitive Packing List for Car Camping with the Kids

Getting out of the door when camping can seem pretty overwhelming. The to-do list is LONG and you will always, ALWAYS forget that ONE thing that you can’t live without (Toothbrush anyone?). Well at Tales of a Mountain Mama, we spend a LOT of … [Read more...]

Exploring Fall in Colorado with Kids

I know that everyone says New England has the best Fall colors. Vermont, Massachusetts, and New York hillsides become a carpet of vivid colors, thanks to abundant hardwoods like oak and maple trees.  But I’ll throw out a stiff competitor … [Read more...]

7 Hidden Features to Point Out to Kids on any Trail

I love hiking… and I bet you’re reading this because you love it too! I could spend every day out hiking, mountain biking, and exploring. Have you ever stopped to think about those trails that you are racking up the miles on? Why do they … [Read more...]

The New Mom Uniform: Title Nine Skorts

As busy and active moms, we need gear that will make our lives easier… not just when we hike or run, but on the DAILY.  Leggings may be the modern-day “mom uniform,” but sometimes we want to look a bit more feminine or … [Read more...]

Preserving Wildhood: Go Play in the Mud

You can find all our Wildhood series posts here! Kids love mud, and I was no exception growing up.  I’m not sure what the appeal is… the sucking, squishing sound or the gritty, sloppy texture.  I tried to see how deep I could … [Read more...]

Mother’s Day for the Outdoorsy Mom

Our team has carefully compiled a list of products that (hint, hint, we would REALLY like to receive for Mother’s Day…you know, besides breakfast in bed and a solo hike!) Mamas, bookmark this and pass it on to the people who may be … [Read more...]

Osprey Poco AG Plus Kid Carrier

If you plan to do some serious hiking and need ample storage, the Osprey Poco AG is a burly pack that will go the distance with you. Looking at an older version? Check out our review of the Osprey Poco Plus here. Looking for a kid carrier … [Read more...]

7 Tips to Help Busy Moms Take A Sanity Break

I don’t know about you mama, but I’m tired.  I need a break.  Kids are exhausting…. amiright?  Well a recent article by Southern Living caught my attention: “Taking a Trip With Your Girlfriends Is Good For … [Read more...]