Fifteen Minutes Isn’t Enough.

When I started this blog six and a half years ago, I had a 2 year old and a newborn. Life was so much simpler then, and yet I remember it being so much more stressful. Being a new mom is so hard. Time and more kids have certainly changed me. My goal … [Read more...]

Winter Gear for Kids 2017/18 – What They’re Wearing!

Every year I like to pull together a round-up of the gear we are using and our thoughts on it. Winter gear for kids is so tough sometimes – it really is essential to have quality gear for happy kids and happy adventures. This year we are … [Read more...]

Ways To Make Money While Travelling

Source It’s the dream of many present day people – making money while on the road, being location independent and working for yourself. Imagine being able to travel for as long as you want without any worry about bills, spending money, hotel … [Read more...]

3 Tips for Enjoying the Outdoors in Any Weather

Today I am welcoming Linda McGurk to the blog as she launches her first book, which I LOVE! She also writes a fantastic blog and is a blogging peer of mine I greatly admire.  “There’s no such thing as bad weather, only bad clothing!” If I heard it … [Read more...]

3 Tips for Enjoying the Outdoors in Any Weather

Today I am welcoming Linda McGurk to the blog as she launches her first book, which I LOVE! She also writes a fantastic blog and is a blogging peer of mine I greatly admire.  “There’s no such thing as bad weather, only bad clothing!” If I heard it … [Read more...]

The Outdoor Mom Academy is OPEN! Limited Spots Available!

Happy Monday! I am so excited for a second session of the Outdoor Mom Academy and want YOU to join us! Our first session was wildly successful, mostly because of the great community that joined us. We (Rebecca, Susan, and I) shared what we know, of … [Read more...]

The Outdoor Mom Academy is OPEN! Limited Spots Available!

Happy Monday! I am so excited for a second session of the Outdoor Mom Academy and want YOU to join us! Our first session was wildly successful, mostly because of the great community that joined us. We (Rebecca, Susan, and I) shared what we know, of … [Read more...]

5 Ways to Add Fun at the Campsite

While truly any campsite usually has enough rocks and sticks to keep kids busy, sometimes we like to mix things up a little while we are out. And any of these solutions work great for just an afternoon outside too! Note: Some of these links are … [Read more...]

5 Ways to Add Fun at the Campsite

While truly any campsite usually has enough rocks and sticks to keep kids busy, sometimes we like to mix things up a little while we are out. And any of these solutions work great for just an afternoon outside too! Note: Some of these links are … [Read more...]

Born Wild

I am so excited to welcome Deirdre Denali Rosenberg to the blog this week. To be honest, my brain power for creative writing has been less than stellar over the past few weeks (months?) as we prepare for baby and all that comes with that. Her words … [Read more...]

Born Wild

I am so excited to welcome Deirdre Denali Rosenberg to the blog this week. To be honest, my brain power for creative writing has been less than stellar over the past few weeks (months?) as we prepare for baby and all that comes with that. Her words … [Read more...]

Moab Activities for the Whole Family

  I wrote this post about activities in Moab awhile back and I thought I would share it again for anyone new to Adventure Tykes who may have missed it.   Moab, isolated in the southeast corner of Utah, is a mountain bike mecca and rock … [Read more...]

Keystone Science School: A Unique Summer Camp for Everyone

While I feel as though this summer has flown by, the months and weeks leading up to Spider Monkey Camp at Keystone Science School for J (age 8) and P (age 6) seemed to crawl terribly slow. I had fears of someone breaking an arm or getting sick (we … [Read more...]

Finding Strength in Weakness

This post is sponsored by REI and their #ForceofNature campaign. However, as always, these words are mine and from the heart.   I see myself as a strong woman. Independent, stubborn, motivated, and willing to at least give a really honest … [Read more...]

Joy Bubbles

This post is the second of our runner up winners of our big “For the Love of Mom” writing contest. Over the next couple weeks leading up to Mother’s Day, we will be sharing our winner’s posts. Please feel free to comment and share them – we can’t … [Read more...]

Holiday Adventure: Take a Night Adventure

We’re still adventuring through the holidays and we hope you’re joining us! It’s super easy. Just pick 4 of the 7 challenges we have listed HERE, do them over the course of the next 7 weeks and then fill out the form when you’re done. … [Read more...]

Adventure Through the Holidays – Visit a Park!

So, here’s the deal – once this week gets going, we all sort of throw our hands up in the chaos of the holidays (with good reason, of course) and let our exercise and outdoor time slide. And then our bodies, minds AND relationships suffer … [Read more...]

Read Outside!

This is my favorite time of the year, at least when it pertains to getting the kids outside easily. I am sure as soon as I hit publish the weather will change and I’ll be eating my words, but for a while we are living in this glorious sweet … [Read more...]

Yes! Bring that Baby (and the rest of them too)!

Parenthood in general is utterly and completely overwhelming at times. There are seasons and ebbs and flows and highs and lows. Many a time we think that we are just not going to make it through the day, much less do anything but feed the kids, maybe … [Read more...]

It’s National Park Week!

It’s National Park Week! | Amelia They’re saying around here that “April is the new June” (as far as tourist influx). Which, no offense at all to any tourists, but is rather overwhelming. I am hoping it is just because it is … [Read more...]

Fat Biking for Kids + TykesBykes Review and *Giveaway*

Fat Biking for Kids + TykesBykes Review and *Giveaway* | Amelia We ar all about encouraging our kids (and ourselves) to try new things on a regular basis. Easier said than done, but a good way to not get stuck in a rut. This winter J (aged *almost* … [Read more...]

Are you a WILD MAMA? {Book Review + Giveaway}

Are you a WILD MAMA? {Book Review + Giveaway} | Amelia Confession – I am REALLY bad at reading books all the way to the end. In fact, I am working on it constantly and paying special attention to it this year. I always just don’t make the … [Read more...]

Goal: HAPPY Adventure Kids

Goal: HAPPY Adventure Kids | Amelia My husband I talk often about how why we do the things we do (like “make” our kids ski and hike and camp and get outside). We are constantly keeping each other in check about our motives – is this … [Read more...]

Unplugging and Breathing….

Unplugging and Breathing…. | Amelia This weekend we followed Mtn Papa to the mountains while he hunted. We love going along when we can because it gives us more time camping, more time as a family and the fall is just so gorgeous. While I … [Read more...]