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...]

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...]

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...]

Best Recycled Products for Outdoor Families

As outdoor enthusiasts, we are passionate not only about spending time in nature, but treading lightly on the world we live in. We want to take care of our beautiful places, not only for ourselves but for future generations. Unfortunately, … [Read more...]

Mother’s Day for the Outdoorsy Mom

Our team has carefully compiled a list of products that (hint, hint, we would REALLY like to receive for Mother’s Day…you know, besides breakfast in bed and a solo hike!) Mamas, bookmark this and pass it on to the people who may be … [Read more...]

How to Actually Get Out the Door

Because actually getting OUT the door is sometimes the hardest part….. We are so excited to bring our our second installment in Mamas in the Wild: How We Survive When We Opt Outside, sponsored by REI. This four-part series focuses on real … [Read more...]

Easter Baskets for Outdoor Kids

Easter is the perfect time to celebrate a changing of seasons and promote more outdoor play. Our family fills Easter baskets with small gifts that we use for camping and outdoor play along with religious gifts. I personally spend a lot of time … [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...]

5 Best Nature-Based Book Series for Kids

Nature based book series for kids! Stuck inside with the sniffles? Trails too muddy to hike? Cuddle up with one of these great reads and get some outdoor time, indoors! Note: These links are affiliates. Thanks so much for clicking through them to … [Read more...]

7 Tips to Help Busy Moms Take A Sanity Break

I don’t know about you mama, but I’m tired.  I need a break.  Kids are exhausting…. amiright?  Well a recent article by Southern Living caught my attention: “Taking a Trip With Your Girlfriends Is Good For … [Read more...]

Preserving Wildhood: Engaging the Senses

“Nature must be absorbed through our eyes, ears, nose, and pores as well as our minds. Few of us need to be convinced that holding a slug or beholding a sky full of stars on a warm summer night differ mightily from virtual alternatives. It’s this … [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...]

Wild about Wildtree

If this post intrigues you and you want to join our Outdoor Family Wildtree workshop happening NOW, you can check it out and order here OR check it out on Facebook here! I’d like to start this review by first explaining that I’m a self-professed … [Read more...]

The Study of Nature, Part III: Nature Journaling

“I see no more than you, but I have trained myself to notice what I see.” —Sherlock Holmes, The Adventure of the Blanched Soldier In part I, we talked about why encouraging a love of nature will benefit you & your child. In part II we … [Read more...]

The Study of Nature (for kids) Part II

“If a child is to keep alive his inborn sense of wonder … he needs the companionship of at least one adult who can share it, rediscovering with him the joy, excitement, and mystery of the world we live in.” —Rachel Carson How does a parent … [Read more...]

The Study of Nature (for Kids) Part I

“You must walk sometimes perfectly free, not prying or inquisitive, not bent on seeing things. Throw away a whole day for a single expansion, a single inspiration of air. …You must walk so gently as to hear the finest sounds, the faculties being in … [Read more...]

9 Ways to Beat the Winter Blues

While we are finally getting more and more sun each day, this time of the year just tends to be TOUGH for people, especially if winter and/or cold isn’t your thing. Team Member, Valerie, and I (Amelia) collaborated to to line up some quick and … [Read more...]

Choose Your Path for 2019

How is it already almost 2019?!?! December went so fast….and I hate saying that. I don’t WANT life to go “so fast”. I don’t want to be “so busy”. I don’t want to just be sliding by feeling like I ran a … [Read more...]

A day in the life of a little adventurer….

Everyday is an adventure.    I believe as humans that we are wired to learn, discover and explore.  Adventure without a doubt feeds my soul and for me as a parent it’s so important to share that with my children. If you’re a dreamer, like my … [Read more...]

Getting Over Mom-Guilt and Taking a Wilderness Mom-cation

I LOVE the gals on my team. They’re moms just like you and I. With our hearts on our sleeves, doing the very best we can do and often struggling with making it all happen. I think so many of you will resonate with Ginny’s words below … [Read more...]

Buddy Pegs Bicycle Playdates Tour!

If you have a child aged 2-5 (or so), you need to do yourself a favor and check out Buddy Pegs Media. The mission is incredible and the people behind it are top-notch. The Fitzgeralds just left this weekend for their 8 month tour of the United … [Read more...]

Mountain FOMO

Mountain FOMO (*fear of missing out*) <– it’s oh so very real! Please welcome Team Member, Stephanie, who understands this all-too-well AND has some tips we can all learn from. I knew I loved growing up in the mountains but what I did … [Read more...]