How Far Can Kids Hike?

If you’re new to hiking with your kids, you may be wondering the simple question: How far can kids hike? The answer, of course, depends on many factors – their age, their overall athlelticism, the elevation, the weather, which episode of … [Read more...]

20 Best Camping Games for Families

Games can be the perfect way to unwind for a lazy afternoon at your campsite, make a rainy night not so miserable, or satisfy your thirst for adventure when you can’t be out on the trail. But before you go out and buy each every game you think … [Read more...]

Best Bike Helmets for Kids

Most biking families have a simple rule – no helmet, no bike. Helmets are a critical piece of gear for biking and, in my opinion, should be non-negotiable. This post will help you understand how to get kids to wear a helmet, how to fit helmets … [Read more...]

Best Podcasts for Nature Loving Kids

If you’re looking for some screen-free fun, or ways to keep kids busy in the back of bike trailers or on drives to your hike – then we’ve got a great list of podcasts for you. Try a few to find out what you like, and enjoy! Looking for book lists and … [Read more...]

Stop the Mitten Wars!

Ah, the mitten wars. The epic battle between every outdoor loving parent and every strong-willed child. These kids have absolutely no use for us trying to restrain them in such mundane things as clothes. Maybe in your house it’s the hat battle. Or … [Read more...]

How Cold is Too Cold to Take Kids Outside?

Now that winter temperatures are here for the foreseeable future, you may be wondering how cold is TOO cold for kids to play outside. Maybe your own mother has been asking you if you are sure her grandchildren are warm enough every time you take them … [Read more...]

Best Books for Outdoor Lovers of All Ages

Besides getting out and playing in the snow, the second best part of winter is curling up with a good book. If you are looking for a perfect gift that is NOT a toy (or for adults, yet another scarf) look no further. As an Amazon Associate and member … [Read more...]

Favorite Gear for Kid Adventurers

You don’t need a ton of expensive gear to give your kids a great outdoor life. There. I said it. All you need to do to have an amazing time is walk right out your front door. But the truth is, good gear can definitely help you have a better (or at … [Read more...]

A Day in the Life of a Work-at-Home Outdoor Mom

We all want to give our kids wonderful childhoods full of time for outdoor exploration, but between work, taking care of our families, and moving kids through the schedule, it can be hard to find the time. Here’s how in my life as a part-time … [Read more...]

Visit Glacier National Park With Kids

Glacier National Park is one of the most stunning and beloved parks in the entire United States. This summer, we had the chance to take our kids ages 1.5, 5 and 7 along with our entire extended family for a reunion this July. We had to let go of a … [Read more...]

Double-Duty Back to School Gear for Outdoor Families

It’s back to school season – time for cool breezes, freshly sharpened pencils and fall camping trips. And of course – back-to-school shopping. When we do ours, what I’m really looking for is gear that can do double duty. We need … [Read more...]

Forest Club: A Year of Activities, Crafts and Exploring Nature

“Forest Club” by Kris Hirschmann and illustrated by Marta Antelo is a beautiful book meant to help “re-wild the child.” This book is half activity guide – with instructions for activities and crafts, and half field guide … [Read more...]

Sunday Afternoons Hats for Kids

The TMM Team has been fans of Sunday Afternoons Hats for a very long time. They’re perfect for kids who want to be out, and parents who want to keep them protected from the sun. Be sure you’re signed up for our newsletter to win a Sunday … [Read more...]

How to Prevent Trail Burn-Out with Kids

My kid is stretched out in front of the door, yelling. “I DON’T WANT TO GO HIKING I HATE HIKING I NEVER WANT TO GO HIKING AGAIN.” I sigh. We’ve been here before. If you too find yourself in this situation often, you’ve got a few options. Drag your … [Read more...]

Natural Sunscreen Round Up (Plus a tip!)

The only thing harder than wrestling your kids into layers of snow gear may be slathering on sunscreen. But a few minutes of wiggling is worth getting to enjoy your summer burn-free. We’ve been busy testing out different types of natural … [Read more...]

Preventing Tick and Mosquito Bites

Nothing can kill a good summer buzz like the buzz of mosquitoes. Nothing, that is, except the sight of a tick crawling up your leg. For some people, the fear of tick and mosquito borne diseases can put a serious damper on summer fun. But with some … [Read more...]

Burley Encore X Review

When I first took the Burley Encore X out for a spin around the block, I was immediately kicking myself for not having bought one sooner. The Encore X is Burley’s mid-range double stroller/trailer, a mix of ease, durability and versatility for … [Read more...]

Celebrating our National Parks

It’s National Parks Week this week, and we are celebrating. Of course, you can always enjoy nature simply by walking out your front door and looking for ants and dandelions. But there’s something special about being in a National Park. America’s … [Read more...]

Oaki Trailsuit + Boots Review

NOTE: Be sure you are signed up for our weekly newsletter! We will be sharing an exclusive discount code for Oaki THIS Wednesday only for our newsletter subscribers! I have long been a fan of Oaki’s affordable and reliable outdoor gear for kids, … [Read more...]

Let the Girls Get Dirty

It had been a long day – my daughter and I were flying home from a trip to visit my family and encountered delay after delay. Finally, we made it through the line to re-book our flight and hotel room when I decided to let her out of the carrier and … [Read more...]

Preserving Wildhood: Learning to let go and let children explore

Our children need to go a little wild. I’m not talking throwing-a-tantrum-in-Target wild. But rather the kind of wildness that comes with pure, unadulterated childhood. Our kids need to have a wildhood, if you will. As parents, we have such a … [Read more...]

Best Apps for Hiking and Camping

Hiking and camping can be great chances to get away from technology, but your phone can also be one of the most useful tools you have. Check out these apps that can help make your trip even easier and more enjoyable. 1. MyRadar Wondering if those … [Read more...]

The Best Coffee Makers and Coffee Blends for Hiking

I’ve got a confession to make. My family is big into the day trip. We will adventure from sun up to sun down – taking a road trip, going for a hike, hitting the river. But with a five year old who doesn’t (always) sleep through the night, a four year … [Read more...]