The Ultimate Outdoor Games & Toys Gift Guide

It’s that time of year! It seems to always creep up fast. With the busyness of the holiday season I find my mind is constantly wandering and wondering. Who needs what? Who wants what? What did I buy for this child? What didn’t I buy for … [Read more...]

Disana Boiled Wool Jackets

Disana Boiled Wool Jackets are a 3-season staple for us.  They are a very versatile piece of gear as an outer layer or as an inner layer.  In spring and fall they’re a great stand-alone jacket, and in winter they can be layered over or under … [Read more...]

Last Minute Stocking Stuffers for Outdoor Families

Ok, don’t freak out – it’s not REALLY last minute. But, it’s a good time to order the last few things for your gift giving and then sit back and enjoy the season. Looking for some stocking stuffers that won’t be just … [Read more...]

Tuffo Rain Suit Review: Let them splash!

For all you adventurers out there, if you are anything like me, you love that your kids get crazy dirty outside…but do not love the clean up that ultimately follows! That’s one of the top reasons I love the Tuffo rain suit. This … [Read more...]

How to Get Outside When Pregnant with a Toddler

Request from a reader: ” I’d love to see a post on how to get out in winter while pregnant with a 1 1/2 year old who will have to be carried quite a bit. I am 3 mos pregnant and so will be pregnant (and getting much bigger) for the entire … [Read more...]

Dog Gear Gift Guide

Here at Tales of a Mountain Mama our goal is to encourage and equip families to get outdoors together—and that includes the family pup! This year, in our dog gear gift guide we’ve compiled a list of our favorite tried-and-true adventure gear for your … [Read more...]

Gear Up Guide For Outdoor Families from REI

Getting the family outside can feel like a chore at times. It takes a LOT of gear to get your family outside for an outdoor adventure. Worse, there are a LOT of choices out there, which makes choosing the right gear pretty darn overwhelming at times. … [Read more...]

Winter Styles for Women

I always love this annual post, just because we get to show off some really great gear for women. These are styles that stand up to the use and abuse of an outdoor life but are also stylish and comfortable. This post is actually a work in progress … [Read more...]

25 Best Toys For Encouraging Outdoor Play

We have done our research and gathered the best toys for outdoor play that just enhance time outside for kids. There’s no replacement for a great stick, but sometimes encouraging time outside is helped by quality toys. Note: This post contains … [Read more...]

Puddlegear Review: Raingear for Children

Puddlegear was started in the rain capital of the world (western Canada) by Alex, a mom of 3 children, who has lots of experience spending time outdoors in wet conditions. Alex loves to sail with her children and has learned from sailing life that … [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...]

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...]

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...]

MyMayu Traveller Boot Review

Meet the MyMayu Traveller boot. Lightweight. Weatherproof. Durable. Packable. Zero Drop. Phalate, BPA & Lead Free. Flexible.  These are the words that make me light up when i’m looking for new outdoor footwear for my rough and tumble kid. … [Read more...]

Nuu-Muu Active Dresses for Women and Girls

I have been wearing Nuu-Muu dresses for years, through four of my pregnancies, and while hiking, biking, and adventuring. They are THE most versatile dress in my closet since they literally work for any season (thanks to layering). Thanks for … [Read more...]

Oaki Trailsuit + Boots Review

NOTE: Be sure you are signed up for our weekly newsletter! We will be sharing an exclusive discount code for Oaki THIS Wednesday only for our newsletter subscribers! I have long been a fan of Oaki’s affordable and reliable outdoor gear for kids, … [Read more...]

Muck Boot Family Review

It’s that time of year! Winter is starting to give way to Spring and we are transitioning from cold ice and snow to wet mud and muck. (Don’t forget to check out all the tips in our recent post on surviving this sloshy season!) One of the biggest … [Read more...]

Lone Cone Kid’s Boots

Finding great boots for kids that are both affordable and functional can be tough. Knowing the struggle is real, Lone Cone founder Annalisa (a mother of 3) focused her brand on durable gear for kids aged 3-6 that won’t break the bank AND kids … [Read more...]

Nikwax Products for Improved Gear Performance

Getting your kids outside on the regular can be challenging.  The shiny myth of the family that goes outdoors in rain or shine with smiling faces and sparkly clean gear is awesome, but in reality is really hard to actually achieve.  … [Read more...]