A Day in the Outdoor Life: Mountain Biking Mama

I wake alone, blurry eyes blinking open, feet on the floor before I even check the clock. I know it will say 630something. Long gone are the days when I’d wake slowly, without a worry in the world.  I have approximately 20 precious minutes … [Read more...]

Christmas in July: Raise Riders

Here we are – the LAST day of our huge giveaway event! If you’re new here, be sure to stick around! We have some great things coming up this fall. Our newsletter is the best way to keep up to date! If you missed the giveaway from … [Read more...]

Christmas in July: Camping is Good for the Soul

Happy Monday! If you went camping this weekend or plan on lots of fall camping like us (or just LOVE camping), today’s giveaways are for you! If you haven’t entered the giveaway still open from Friday to win from Wee Woollies, PEET and … [Read more...]

Christmas in July: Stay Dry and Warm

Happy (almost) Friday! Ready for one more giveaway before we break for the weekend? We are ready for the weekend so sending this one out early! If you haven’t entered to win the previous giveaways, be sure you do that now! Some end in just a … [Read more...]

Christmas in July: Hike On!

YAY! It’s hiking day! One of my very favorite ways to get outside and these are some of my very favorite giveaways too. If you haven’t entered to win the previous giveaways, be sure you do that now! And thanks for telling your friends … [Read more...]

Christmas in July: Cool Gadgets!

HAPPY WEDNESDAY! Whew! Where has this week (and summer?!?!) gone?!? Don’t miss these giveaways though before they’re gone! If you haven’t entered to win the previous giveaways, be sure you do that now! And thanks for telling your … [Read more...]

Christmas in July: Outdoor Women

Welcome to week #2, day #2! If you haven’t entered to win the previous giveaways, be sure you do that now! And thanks for telling your friends – we love building this outdoor community. Ladies – today we are celebrating YOU and some … [Read more...]

Christmas in July: Travel & Adventure

Happy Monday! We have SEVEN more days of giveaways coming up so be sure you’re checking in daily! We don’t want you to miss these! See something you love? Be sure to leave us a comment here on the blog or social media – we love … [Read more...]

Christmas in July: Fun in the Sun!

Happy Fri-YAY! If you haven’t entered to win the previous giveaways, be sure you do that now! And thanks for telling your friends – we love building this outdoor community. Today we are celebrating summer, as we should be! A time of … [Read more...]

Christmas in July: Ready for School

We’re almost through our first week of giveaways! If you haven’t entered to win the previous giveaways, be sure you do that now! And thanks for telling your friends – we love building this outdoor community. I know it seems really … [Read more...]

Christmas in July: Outdoor Education

It’s day THREE! If you haven’t entered to win the previous giveaways, be sure you do that now! Today we are so thrilled to be able to offer our readers a package of some of our very favorite books and a subscription box from what we think … [Read more...]

Christmas in July: Don’t Touch My Bike!

Happy Day! If you haven’t entered to win the previous giveaways, be sure you do that now! You have a chance to win a Woom BIKE for your child plus some of the coolest biking apparel around (brand new for kids and adults!) A couple important … [Read more...]

Christmas in July: Fuel for the Adventure

We are starting off these giveaways with the most important part of any adventure: FUEL. Because if you’re body isn’t fed, fun won’t be had! You have a chance to win some of our very favorite adventure bars AND coffee below. A … [Read more...]

Christmas in July Starts MONDAY!

Get excited, everyone! This year we are doing our Mega Giveaway event in the summer instead of fighting all the holiday chaos in November. We are thrilled to be giving away over $3000 in gear perfect for outdoor families starting MONDAY! Giveaways … [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...]

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...]

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...]