5 Steps to Make Your Morning Better

When you rise each morning, you set the tone for the rest of your day. What does your morning ritual look like? Is it intentional, or it is just another motion you move through? Mornings are important. I’m not religious, but to me, mornings are … [Read more...]

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...]

Live Wide Open: Finding Peace with the Process of Chronic Disease *Guest Post*

**Today I am so pleased to welcome Becky, whom I have had the pleasure of working with as a Deuter Ambassador for the past few years. Besides a Deuter ninja, she also happens to be a pretty amazing woman….despite her intense struggles. Please … [Read more...]

Join the 365 Mile Challenge for 2018!

What happens when over 1,000 people unite to complete one self-propelled mile a day? They create an outdoor movement. We kicked off our inaugural 365 Mile Challenge on January 1, 2017 and hoped we’d get a few hundred people to sign up. But we … [Read more...]

Raising Gamers: Nurture through Nature

Today Robyn Robledo from Nomads with a Purpose welcomes us on the blog. I love her perspective and the fact that she adventures with her 5 kids….which gives me hope that life will be easier with MY 5 as they get older! She also has some pretty … [Read more...]

I’m Not the Parent I Thought I Would be

I am not the parent I ever thought I would be. Maybe because I wasn’t one of those gals that had my whole life planned out from a young age.  Maybe because I am ever-slowly learning and forming my own opinions and working together with my … [Read more...]

I’m Not the Parent I Thought I Would be

I am not the parent I ever thought I would be. Maybe because I wasn’t one of those gals that had my whole life planned out from a young age.  Maybe because I am ever-slowly learning and forming my own opinions and working together with my … [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...]

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...]

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...]

A Mile a Day…..

I consider myself a pretty active person. I am constantly moving with my kids and really feel it when I don’t get outside and active on a daily basis. I love to walk and ski and bike and run and get my heart pumping. My appreciates and supports … [Read more...]

I’m a Weary (Outdoor) Mama….

I shouldn’t say that word: WEARY. It’s taboo and looked down upon by everyone around us really. You may be tired and desperate for a rest, but don’t you dare admit it. Women are supposed to be strong, invincible, ready and able to … [Read more...]

Please (Don’t) Join my Pity Party

Please (Don’t) Join my Pity Party | Amelia What?? It’s Friday already?!?! What happened to this week (month, etc.) Sometimes I seriously can’t remember if it is spring or fall or what year it is, not to mention my first name. … [Read more...]

Fighting the Mid-Winter Blahs + Coupon Code

Fighting the Mid-Winter Blahs + Coupon Code | Amelia I am just about 38 weeks pregnant and have been on-guard for a premie baby for 7 weeks now due to dilating early. So thankful that it looks like we may make it full-term, but the mind games are … [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...]

The Two Words We Don’t Say Enough to Our Kids

The Two Words We Don’t Say Enough to Our Kids | Amelia I don’t know about you, but the Monday (and Tuesday and Wednesday) after a two week vacation of no time schedules and lots of skiing and eating like we want to and sleeping in and … [Read more...]

My Kids Fight Going Outside

My Kids Fight Going Outside | Amelia Not to burst your bubble about our life or anything, but my kids aren’t always all too thrilled about going outside. In fact, most days it’s a full-on wresting match with at least one of them and … [Read more...]

Why My Family is Skipping the Magic Kingdom

Why My Family is Skipping the Magic Kingdom | Amelia Meet Carrie Visintainer, author of “Wild Mama” (which I am currently reading and will report on soon!) I love this post because I could have written it myself – she mirrors my … [Read more...]

I Want My Kids to Feel Strong

I Want My Kids to Feel Strong | Amelia I want my kids to feel strong. To be strong. As an adult (albeit pregnant, which changes things), I often watch them run and flip and jump and climb and wonder how they just keep on keeping on. I know … [Read more...]

8 Tips to Break Through the Mundane + Giveaway

8 Tips to Break Through the Mundane + Giveaway | Amelia Let’s get this out in the open right now – I am never, EVER bored. I have three young kids, an active blog, and a bunch of ideas that I just can never seem to get to. In fact, I am often … [Read more...]

Find Your Happy

Find Your Happy | Amelia I woke up grumpy this morning. Again. The baby woke up too early. Our house is tiny so she also woke up her brothers. I didn’t get a moment to myself. I had successfully (is that a “success”?!?!) yelled all … [Read more...]

Raising “Go-Get-‘Em” Kids

Raising “Go-Get-‘Em” Kids | Amelia Our mission as a parent is a tough one. And while we are certainly in the middle of trying to raise great kids, the real goal is actually raising great adults. To be honest, I can’t even … [Read more...]