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Sawyer Kids Outdoor Clothing Brand Review

“Inspiring kids to be outside and be adventurous. That’s the idea, and the mission, behind everything we do.” Well, you sold me already, Sawyer. Named after Tom Sawyer, the quintessential youth explorer, this small Utah-based company is our very … [Read more...]

Epic Hikes of the World

There's nothing better than being outdoors, hiking a trail, and connecting with mother nature. That's the dream after all - to travel the world, explore amazing places, and still be able to pay the bills. If I can't be outdoors hiking and having fun, … [Read more...]

Encouraging Exploration in Kids + Kids to Parks Day 2018 + Giveaway

Encouraging kids to get outside as much as possible opens up a door for exploration that no other activity can.  Yes, you can do indoor scavenger hunts or relay races in a gym, but it just isn’t the same as the unexpected and pleasantly … [Read more...]

Mishmi Takin for Wet Weather Adventuring (Hot OR Cold!)

“Mishmi Takin is more than just a brand, it is about finding passion for life in completely unexpected places.” The goal of Mishmi Takin is to make gear that keeps you dry and comfortable in wet climates, both hot AND cold. Inspired by … [Read more...]

Ditch the Hassle of Car Seats

Ditch the car seats? What?!?!? Did I seriously just say that?? I tend to be Miss Safety, but seriously this product is changing how we do car safety around here, especially for traveling. Because it is SO much easier than hauling car seats. This past … [Read more...]

Favorite Gear to Straddle the Seasons for Women

I’m not sure if you’ve noticed, but people are starting to make a bit of a switch to spring, at least in the gear world. Everything winter is on sale (so stock up, people!) and advertisements for spring are in full swing. Yet, as I wade … [Read more...]

Giesswein Indoor/Outdoor Shoes for Winter Camping and Cozy Homes

There’s something incredibly cozy about winter. To me, it means playing in the snow during the day and snuggling up to a good book or game or kid chaos (call it what you want) when the sun goes down early. There’s a bit of an art to … [Read more...]

Happy Baby Carrier for Comfortable Summer Baby Wearing

There is literally not a day that goes by that I do not have a baby on my back. M still refuses to walk, even at 17 months, and with a herd of kids, it’s much easier for me to throw her on my back and have hands free to wrangle the other … [Read more...]

A Bike Built for Kids

Today I welcome Rebecca of Hike Like a Woman to the blog to share her thoughts on the WOOM 3. We have been riding and loving WOOM bikes for years now and welcome another opinion of them here! You can find the rest of our reviews here. I will also … [Read more...]

NEW Thule Chariot Cross Review is LIVE!

I have had a ton of questions already about the new Chariot Cross from Thule. Thankfully, Thule has let us test their newest model. Our preliminary review is live….and will be updated over the next few months/years as we use it constantly! Read … [Read more...]

Winter Boots for Kids

Over the past 7 years we have had SO many boots come through this house. And winter boots are a big thing – they are sometimes the difference between a really good day and an outdoor “failure”. I will keep updating this post as we … [Read more...]

12 Days of Gear Giveaways Day 9: Get Out and Move!

**Check here to keep up with all the giveaways for our 12 Days of Gear Giveaways Event!** Getting out and moving is so vital for our bodies, our minds AND our sanity. And sometimes it’s simply the hardest thing to get out and … [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...]

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...]

Carrying Kids with the TwinGo

Carrying Kids with the TwinGo | Amelia While this review has been live on our site for a while, I wanted to be sure that you all saw it. I have been loving our TwinGo to use with my girls (aged 7 weeks and 2 years) as I manage a busy life! Check out … [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...]

Haiku Bags for Spring

Haiku Bags for Spring | Amelia I swear throughout the course of a week, I lug around 5 different bags a day right now. Bags for the baby, bags for the kids, bags for the extra gear, bags for the camera, bags for the food, etc. You get the point. I … [Read more...]

O.F.F. Pines & Palms Outdoor Tees

O.F.F. Pines & Palms Outdoor Tees | Amelia O.F.F. = Outdoor Fashion Friday.  Our (almost) weekly segment featuring our favorite styles for the season. Everything I share are pieces that can be worn all day long and stand up to the “use and … [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...]

O.F.F. Oakiwear Winter Gear

O.F.F. Oakiwear Winter Gear | Amelia **We’re bringing it back!!** O.F.F. = Outdoor Fashion Friday.  Our (almost) weekly segment featuring our favorite styles for the season. Everything I share are pieces that can be worn all day long and stand … [Read more...]

Backyard Snow Cave Camping + Solo Stove Review

Backyard Snow Cave Camping + Solo Stove Review | Amelia One of the things I love most about my husband is that he isn’t afraid to get the kids out – in fact, he thrives on it. Right now I am getting out as much as I can, but it really … [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...]