Cotopaxi Batac 16L Backpack

The Cotopaxi products are easily becoming one of our new favorite go-to brands! If you are looking for light-weight products that are very colorful (and one-of-a-kind!) that serve a variety of purposes, then look no further! The Cotopaxi Batac 16L is … [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...]

Solstice Celebrations

Celebrating Solstices (and Equinoxes) is one of my favorite things to do with my kids. Studying seasonal rhythms and cycles is part of our everyday homeschool curriculum, and it doesn’t even feel like “learning” (which for young … [Read more...]

How to Make a Journey Stick

Making a journey stick is a fun way to involve children of all ages in an explorative, outdoor activity. This is an activity you can do over several days or you can do it in under an hour.  Looking for more fun outdoor activities to do at home? … [Read more...]

Beginner’s Guide to Family Biking

Are you interested in biking together as a family but not sure where to begin? Family biking is a great way to spend quality time with your family while getting a little exercise in as well! Biking is also a fun way to connect with the outdoors … [Read more...]

Burley Dash Review

I was given the opportunity to try out the new Burley Dash product line of children’s bike seats. There are three styles of seats the FM, X FM, and RM. Each one provides unique benefits for going on bike rides with your little one. As a member … [Read more...]

Bike Maintenance for Families

Learning the basics of bike maintenance together as a family is a great way to bond AND be safe as you ride. Knowledge is power so when you run into trouble, you know what to do to fix your bike. Or, better yet, you see issues BEFORE they become a … [Read more...]

Best Hiking Backpacks for Kids

Whether you are an avid hiker or just starting out, picking out the best hiking backpack for your kids can be quite overwhelming! With so many choices and features, it is hard to know exactly which backpack will best suit your young … [Read more...]

Biking Scavenger Hunt Birthday Party

I am not one of those moms that believes in big hurrah birthday parties every year.  I love my children to the moon and back, but also know that I would quickly not be able to uphold a high precedence of fancy birthday parties.  A biking scavenger … [Read more...]

How to Teach a Kid to Pedal a Bike

One of THE most common biking-related questions we get here at TMM is how to teach a kid to pedal a bike…and why their kid is having such a hard time with it! As a team we have gathered our best tips AND best stories, because we’re all in … [Read more...]

Starting a Toddler on a Balance Bike – Tips and Tricks

Starting a toddler on a balance bike is a great way to give children independence and encourage outdoor movement. But, for parents, sometimes the task can be daunting! I grew up proudly sporting…and then ditching my training wheels on my bike … [Read more...]

REI Tarn 18 Backpack Review

I don’t know about your children, but mine LOVE pockets. My 6, 8, and 10 year old children all helped test this pack. They all liked one thing in particular about the REI Tarn 18 day pack. That one thing? The waist belt pockets. My 6 year old … [Read more...]

Our Expedition Carrier Review

Kids are amazing and can do amazing things. However, if you’re like me, you’ve had moments when you’ve overestimated your child’s ability to walk or keep up on a hike. That is where the Our Expedition Carrier comes in. In … [Read more...]

Best Sun Hats for Kids

It’s time to be sure your little ones have their head covered and are learning to wear their hats consistently (easier said than done, I know!) We’ve rounded up our favorite sun hats. There are TONS of options out there – … [Read more...]

A Day in the (Pandemic) Life

Well, here we are. It’s been 40-ish days since we all entered the “new normal” of the COVID-19 era. Our homes are now also our schools and workplaces and playgrounds and churches and gyms. Our hands are chapped, our parks are … [Read more...]

Osprey Jet 18

The Jet 18 is a great trail-ready daypack from Osprey. If you’re looking for lightweight, comfortable pack for your child, keep reading for our full review! Looking for all our backpack reviews? Find them here! As member of various affiliate … [Read more...]

Osprey Ace 38

The Osprey Ace 38 is a technical, quality pack for your young backpacker. It has all the bells and whistles of an adult pack with adjustability to keep up with your growing child. We had every intention of testing the Osprey Ace 38 this spring on a … [Read more...]

Gregory Nano 18

The Gregory Nano 18 is an excellent choice for hiking and everyday adventures for pre-teens and up. Read on to find out why this is a great versatile pack that older kid adventurers are sure to love! As pre-teens and teens begin outgrowing that … [Read more...]

REI Workload Mini Review

The REI Workload Mini is a youth backpack geared towards heading to school or a weekend adventure. It currently comes in two nature-y prints and solid black. Read on for our full review of this roomy pack! Looking for all our backpack reviews? Find … [Read more...]

REI Bikes for Kids on the Move

REI Co-op provides nearly every type of gear for the active family, including bikes for kids! Given their generous return policy, quality service, and free first tune-ups, buying your child’s next bike from them is worth serious consideration. … [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 Bike Accessories for Kids from REI

Kids love riding bikes and we love gear so, we have picked out some of the best accessories REI has to help outfit your kids on their bikes. From the littlest on the balance bike to your big kid ripping down the mountain, this list has something for … [Read more...]

Camelbak Mini M.U.L.E. Hydration Pack

We received a Camelbak Mini M.U.L.E. right at the tail-end of winter and have had the opportunity to use it on through spring both hiking and biking in varied conditions. The kids’ Mini M.U.L.E. is built like the adult version with its focus on … [Read more...]

Deuter Pico

It’s a beautiful thing when your toddler starts getting excited about carrying some of their own “gear” around. When that time comes, you want to have a pack that meets their needs and keeps the momentum going. The Deuter Pico is … [Read more...]