The Easy Camp Cookbook

The Easy Camp Cookbook To be perfectly honest, if you would have told me I would be writing a book during the onslaught of Covid, I would have answered quite plainly that it was simply impossible. And yet, thanks to the extra help of my husband, a … [Read more...]

Mount Whitney Trip 2020 – It’s All about the Journey, Not the Summit

When: August 2020Route: Horseshoe Meadow to Mount Whitney via Cottonwood PassNights on Trail: 4Miles: ~33Shuttle: East Side Sierra Shuttle (Great!)BackgroundThroughout her childhood, my daughter, Sophia, has heard the stories of my adventures. She … [Read more...]

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...]

KidCo PeaPod Review

The KidCo PeaPod is an indoor or outdoor travel bed for your kiddo, great for the beach, camping, or travel. … [Read more...]

Best Subscription Boxes for Outdoor Kids

Everyone loves getting mail. Now more than ever getting a little boost for your family life at home is always welcome, especially if it keeps kids engaged. We've gathered up the best subscription boxes for outdoor kids especially. … [Read more...]

4 Ways to Spend a Gap Year

Taking some time out to focus on yourself, whether it’s in-between education or a break from your career, can be a liberating and educational experience. It’s important to make the most of your gap year and do things that help your personal growth. … [Read more...]

4 Reasons Why Camping is Good for You

Camping is always a good idea. You get to enjoy the fresh air, you can spend time alone or with those you really want to be with, you can catch up on much needed rest and relaxation, and you can learn new things. There are, in fact, many different … [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...]

Cotopaxi Fanny Pack

The Cotopaxi fanny pack has easily become one of our favorite go-to bags! If you are looking for a light-weight product that is very colorful (and one-of-a-kind!) that serves a variety of purposes, then look no further! The Cotopaxi fanny pack is a … [Read more...]

7 Ways to Make Your Camping Trip More Comfortable

Whether you’re a seasoned explorer of the wild or just take a family trip once a year, there’s no better feeling than camping in a little comfort. Camping is synonymous with sleeping on rough terrain and having limited access to home comforts, but … [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...]

Top Skiing Essentials: Your Must-Have Items

With winter on the horizon, you may be looking forward to your annual family skiing trip. Alternatively, you may be planning to try skiing for the very first time. Whether you’re an experienced skier or a novice on the slopes, you don’t want to … [Read more...]

Thule Sapling and Sapling Elite Reviews

The Thule Sapling and Sapling Elite are easily adjustable child carriers ready for all day adventures. Thule had two child carriers available, the Sapling and Sapling Elite. As of August 2020, Thule has discontinued the Sapling, but is keeping the … [Read more...]

Epic Gifts for Active Kids

Whatever your child’s school year looks like, there will be big changes ahead for you and your children. You might be attempting to juggle work-from-home with school-at-home. You might be struggling with curriculum choices, wondering which … [Read more...]

Wild Math Fourth Grade Review

Last summer I started using the Wild Math Curriculum First Grade edition. My kids spent the summer working on addition and subtraction facts and having great fun measuring everything in sight. They loved it so much that we decided to make Wild Math a … [Read more...]

How to Prepare for a Hike

Hiking is a great way to get more in tune with nature, and there are fantastic hiking routes hidden all around the country for you to explore and take in some wonderful landscapes. Hiking is also great for both your physical and mental health as it’s … [Read more...]

A Hassle-Free Guide To Moving House

So you have signed your contract and also agreed on the moving date.  Now it is full steam ahead organizing the move. Finding your perfect home can be exciting, but do not forget that the process does not end there.  It is well known that moving … [Read more...]

OE Carrier Review

If I had a nickel for every time I’ve heard, “I want to go up on your shoulders!” from one of my kids during a hike…well, let’s just say I would have a lot of nickels. During this toddler/preschooler stage of life, their … [Read more...]

Wild Math Second Grade Review

Mid-spring, I started using Wild Math (check out our original review of the program as a whole here!) for my kindergartener and first grader. We weren’t homeschoolers (well, we weren’t before the pandemic) and it became clear that sitting at … [Read more...]

Best Hiking Shoes for Kids

Spending the money on pint-sized hiking shoes for kids can feel like a a waste, especially when your child is going to grow out of them so quickly. Can your child just get away with wearing their basic school shoes or sandals on a hike? Well, yes, … [Read more...]

20 Best Indoor Active Play Gifts

This year has seen a lot of people spending more days at home than ever before, and there are a lot of questions from parents “what do we do when we can’t get out?!” We’re an outdoor family, but of course we spend some time … [Read more...]

Best Sustainable Gifts for Outdoor Families

Stuff, stuff, stuff. If you’re like me, holidays and birthdays can me an influx of STUFF that you now have to find a place for. Pre-kids, I liked to live lightly. And while I’ve given up on the idea of being a minimalist with three kids, … [Read more...]

From The Bomb of British Brexit To The Boom Of Sunny Spain

The facts are coming in. And it seems a huge Brexit exit of British nationals are feeling the impact of this divisive and historic move as almost 75,000 thousand of them have moved, on average per year, in recent years. More concerning, for the UK at … [Read more...]

6 Keys for Planning Out Your Trip

Planning out a vacation or travel destination can be a lot of fun. It can also, at times, be a little overwhelming and stressful. You want your trip to be as fun and enjoyable as possible, but sometimes, it is hard to know where to start.  Another … [Read more...]