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...]

Wild Math – An Outdoor Curriculum Guide

Wild Math – An Outdoor Curriculum Guide – First Grade It’s summer break. You have a houseful of kids that are tracking in mud, asking for screen time, jumping on the couches, whining for a snack. They’ve just spent somewhere in the … [Read more...]

Summer Gear for Outdoor Women

While I love kid gear, I secretly always look forward to our seasonal posts highlighting our favorite current clothing for women who love to get out and get moving. And, due to the feedback we always get, I think you do too! This season we are … [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...]

Exploring Local Trails: Katy Trail, Missouri

The Katy Trail spans 237 miles east-west nearly the whole width of northern Missouri. It is America’s longest trail created from a former rail line by the Rails-to-Trails Conservancy. The eastern 165 miles of the Katy Trail follow the Missouri River … [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...]

The Best Tricks for Outdoor Family Sanity

Ah, sweet summertime. The freedom, the adventure, the laughter, the weather that allows us to get out without spending fifteen minutes per kid wrestling them into snow gear. There’s something so refreshing about quick and easy adventures. Except when … [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...]

Bouncing Back (to Adventure) after Baby

My husband was recently out and about and spotted another dad on a bike ride with his kids. This fellow had a tandem attachment to pull his kid’s bike behind him, and behind his kid’s bike he had ALSO hitched a trailer to pull wee sibling. Kudos to … [Read more...]

Burley D’Lite 2019 Review

We reviewed the Burley D’Lite back in 2015, but some major updates have meant that a new review is due! I was thrilled to get my hands on one (thanks, Burley!) to share with you about what we love about this updated trailer. Find our other … [Read more...]

Burley Bee Review: Budget Bike Trailer

Before writing this review, I looked online to do a little research on what bike trailers are currently available for kids. The first two trailers from brands other than Burley that came up in my search cost well over $500. I don’t know about you, … [Read more...]

Preserving Wildhood – Wild Water Play

You can find all our Wildhood series posts here! “Children cannot bounce off the walls if we take away the walls.” ― Erin K. Kenny, Forest Kindergartens: The Cedarsong Way Summer is just around the bend, and more than a few parents are wondering what … [Read more...]

Cleary Hedgehog Bike Review

Cleary Bikes is a company focused JUST on making fantastic kids bikes. We actually reviewed the Hedgehog back in 2016, but with some updates, we think it’s worth another review. You can find our previous review here. You can purchase the … [Read more...]

Kids Adventure Games – win Entries!!

As you know, adventure games and races are ALL the rage across the country…and they’re not just for adults. They’re a great way for the whole family to get outside and be active together. The Kids Adventure Games is a … [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...]

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...]

Customize your Chacos

When my husband and I got married 11 years ago, I thought I was cutting hippie edge to forgo heels for Chacos. White wasn’t an option, but I found a great brown pair to go with my bridesmaids’ dresses. I didn’t care a hoot about the people I shocked … [Read more...]

Preserving Wildhood: Embracing the Creepy Crawlies

This third post in our Preserving Wildhood Series focuses on letting your kids interact with the crawling, creeping critters and insects around them, especially if your natural inclination is to scream or run away in fear when you see these types of … [Read more...]

Handling the Reluctant Biker

My Reluctant Biker. I must start by saying that I live in a mountain town with a 20-mile long bike path and 400 miles of perfect single-track trails. I consider myself to be outdoorsy and I am an avid mountain biker, trail-runner, skier and multi-day … [Read more...]

Family Camping Made Easy – Best Tips

Family Camping 101 is the final installment of our series: Mamas in the Wild: How We Survive When We Opt Outside, sponsored by REI. This four-part series focuses on real life mom-to-mom tips and tricks for getting outdoors with your family. Need to … [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...]

Family Sleeping Bag: Kelty TruComfort Doublewide Review

A good night’s sleep is so vitally important, it should be one of your top priorities, especially when camping (and yes, you CAN do it!) You don’t want to wake with cold feet in the middle of the night, or be so uncomfortable that sleep is … [Read more...]

Family Hiking: Best Tips for On the Trail

Family Hiking is the third installment of our new series: Mamas in the Wild: How We Survive When We Opt Outside, sponsored by REI. This four-part series focuses on real life mom-to-mom tips and tricks for getting outdoors with your family. Need to … [Read more...]