12 Days of Giveaways Day 5: Dress Kids for Winter

**Check here to keep up with all the giveaways for our 12 Days of Gear Giveaways Event!** We get more questions on a regular basis about how to keep kids warm in the winter than anything else. We get it – it’s tough! We just published a … [Read more...]

12 Days of Gear Giveaways Day 4: Biking!

**Check here to keep up with all the giveaways for our 12 Days of Gear Giveaways Event!** Today is a big one, folks! Biking is near and dear to our hearts and we couldn’t be more excited about hooking up some kids with wheels today! Really, … [Read more...]

12 Days of Gear Giveaways Day 3: Outdoor Fashion

**Check here to keep up with all the giveaways for our 12 Days of Gear Giveaways Event!** Happy Monday! We hope you had a great weekend! We have a whole week of more giveaways for you coming up!   In case you have been busy just living your … [Read more...]

12 Days of Gear Giveaways Day 2: Hike On!

**Check here to keep up with all the giveaways for our 12 Days of Gear Giveaways Event!** Oh how we love hiking. It’s one of those activities you can do just about year-round (even if you have to strap on some snowshoes or spikes in the … [Read more...]

12 Days of Gear Giveaways Day 1: Warm from the Inside Out!

Wahoo! It’s finally here! The event of the year here at Tales of a Mountain Mama and a work in progress for literally months. We’re so excited to kick it off and give away some of our very favorite gear for the next 12 days. Be sure to … [Read more...]

Holiday Gift Guide to Get You Outside – 2016 + Giveaways

Here we go! Our annual gift guide for 2016. These are the items we have (or have had) on our wish lists….and thought you may want to get some ideas too! **Be sure to scroll the way to the bottom for two special giveaways!** As I do every year, … [Read more...]

Finally! I’m Back With An Instagram Contest

  Well, hello there! It has been quite awhile since I have posted anything new here. I decided to take a break over the summer and that break turned into another break during the start of the school year, and here we are almost through fall. … [Read more...]

Packaged Snacks We Recommend + Giveaways

For many of us, it’s back to school and routine and we’re thinking more and more about lunches and snacks and bringing food to go. While I am a huge proponent in packing meals for an adventure any time, we figured it was a great … [Read more...]

Our Favorite Sun Hats + Giveaway

I make my kids (and do so myself) wear their sun hats every time they are outside. Being that we are at a higher elevation and the sun is intense – hats really aren’t optional. They go along with our philosophy that isn’t best for … [Read more...]

Cool Camping-for-Families Stuff (You Didn’t Know You Needed) + Giveaways

We are in full-force camping mode here. And I love it….but am admittedly exhausted from the packing and unpacking cycle each week to get to the weekend. We are getting our system down (which is a great benefit to doing it often), but it’s … [Read more...]

We hope you #takeahike with us this week! *Week 3*

Another Monday, another hiking challenge! This one was the toughest for me last year…because the trails around here just aren’t that DIRTY! Which is a really good thing. But, not everywhere is a National Park…and there are plenty of … [Read more...]

Gift ideas for an Outdoor Dad + Giveaway!

It’s getting close to Father’s Day and we think it’s a great time to honor the dads in our lives. If you missed it before, be sure to check out our “Outdoor Dad Instructional Manual” Post (and comment with what you would … [Read more...]

O.F.F. MUCK boots for Kids + Giveaway

It’s almost June and doesn’t feel in the least bit like summer around here. We have had an abundance of rain, and while I am not complaining too much (I despise the heat more!), our “wet gear” has certainly gotten more use … [Read more...]

Gearing up for Picnic Season + PlanetBox Giveaway

One of the joys of warmer weather is being able to eat outdoors. We do it as often as possible for various reasons: Less mess inside (this one gets at least ten gold stars for the very sake of making life easier for me!) More fresh air outside A … [Read more...]

Babywearing in Nasty Weather + Giveaway

Babywearing in Nasty Weather + Giveaway | Amelia I have a baby attached to me 90% of my waking hours. Sometimes for her sake (she is a baby and wants to be held!) and sometimes for mine (I want to go on a walk/hike/chase my other kids). However, … [Read more...]

Tips for Preparing for Camping Season + Giveaway

Tips for Preparing for Camping Season + Giveaway | Amelia *This post is sponsored by Kohls. They are now carrying a full line of camping gear – great news for all of you who love shopping the Kohls sales!* The weather is trying to turn here … [Read more...]

Explore the Outdoors + Giveaway

Explore the Outdoors + Giveaway | Amelia We are gearing up for spring around here. That and trying to find a balance in this new reality of being a family of 6. Life has gotten a bit more busy, but the adventures and exploring don’t stop. Baby … [Read more...]

Pines & Palms Giveaway

  It’s time for a        It’s been a while since I’ve hosted one, so dust off your keyboards and enter this great giveaway from   Pines & Palms is a children’s adventure apparel brand that seeks to … [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...]

Sun protection in the Winter + Blue Lizard Sunscreen Giveaway

Sun protection in the Winter + Blue Lizard Sunscreen Giveaway | Amelia I will be the first to admit that I really struggle with sunscreen. I hate applying it, and especially am not fond of dealing with the more natural ones that tend to go on so much … [Read more...]

Sledding for the Whole Family + Sportsstuff Giveaway

Sledding for the Whole Family + Sportsstuff Giveaway | Amelia Winter is our favorite time of the year. Especially when there is enough snow to actually play! But, sometimes our kids need a break from downhill skiing XC skiing and snowshoeing and all … [Read more...]

12 Days of Gear Giveaways – Day 12 (Camping is Good for the Soul)

12 Days of Gear Giveaways – Day 12 (Camping is Good for the Soul) | Amelia  ***Keep up with this entire event HERE*** Wowee! We’re at Day TWELVE! Can you believe it?!?! I can’t. And we’re ending the whole event with a chance … [Read more...]

12 Days of Gear Giveaways – Day 11 (Stay Cozy & Warm!)

12 Days of Gear Giveaways – Day 11 (Stay Cozy & Warm!) | Amelia  ***Keep up with this entire event HERE*** Warm kids are happy kids. And happy kids = successful outdoor adventures and happy families. Obviously they still fuss and whine … [Read more...]

12 Days of Gear Giveaways – Day 10 (Hike On!)

12 Days of Gear Giveaways – Day 10 (Hike On!) | Amelia  ***Keep up with this entire event HERE*** I know it’s not “prime” hiking season in many parts of the country, but I personally think you can hike all year-round. … [Read more...]