7 Hidden Features to Point Out to Kids on any Trail

I love hiking… and I bet you’re reading this because you love it too! I could spend every day out hiking, mountain biking, and exploring. Have you ever stopped to think about those trails that you are racking up the miles on? Why do they … [Read more...]

Best Tips for Hot Weather Hiking with Kids

Summertime hiking is an easy way to get the whole family outside and moving. However, the heat of the summer is also nothing to be taken lightly, especially with kids.  They’re less able to be aware of what their body needs, are more … [Read more...]

How to Prevent Trail Burn-Out with Kids

My kid is stretched out in front of the door, yelling. “I DON’T WANT TO GO HIKING I HATE HIKING I NEVER WANT TO GO HIKING AGAIN.” I sigh. We’ve been here before. If you too find yourself in this situation often, you’ve got a few options. Drag your … [Read more...]

Natural Sunscreen Round Up (Plus a tip!)

The only thing harder than wrestling your kids into layers of snow gear may be slathering on sunscreen. But a few minutes of wiggling is worth getting to enjoy your summer burn-free. We’ve been busy testing out different types of natural … [Read more...]

Preventing Tick and Mosquito Bites

Nothing can kill a good summer buzz like the buzz of mosquitoes. Nothing, that is, except the sight of a tick crawling up your leg. For some people, the fear of tick and mosquito borne diseases can put a serious damper on summer fun. But with some … [Read more...]

Preserving Wildhood – Wild Water Play

You can find all our Wildhood series posts here! “Children cannot bounce off the walls if we take away the walls.” ― Erin K. Kenny, Forest Kindergartens: The Cedarsong Way Summer is just around the bend, and more than a few parents are wondering what … [Read more...]

Family Camping Made Easy – Best Tips

Family Camping 101 is the final installment of our series: Mamas in the Wild: How We Survive When We Opt Outside, sponsored by REI. This four-part series focuses on real life mom-to-mom tips and tricks for getting outdoors with your family. Need to … [Read more...]

Family Hiking: Best Tips for On the Trail

Family Hiking is the third installment of our new series: Mamas in the Wild: How We Survive When We Opt Outside, sponsored by REI. This four-part series focuses on real life mom-to-mom tips and tricks for getting outdoors with your family. Need to … [Read more...]

How to Keep Your Kids Safe on a Hike

I am so very excited for our NEW series: Mamas in the Wild: How We Survive When We Opt Outside, sponsored by REI. This four-part series will focus on real life mom-to-mom tips, tricks, and humor (because how could we survive this without laughing a … [Read more...]

5 Tips for Surviving & Thriving the Slosh, Slush, Mud, and Muck Season

Feeling like our long, harsh and drawn-out winter will never end?? Us too. If the amount of snow on the ground is any indication of how long off spring is (and how much mud is under there), we’re bracing ourselves. We have had snow storms, … [Read more...]

Best Apps for Hiking and Camping

Hiking and camping can be great chances to get away from technology, but your phone can also be one of the most useful tools you have. Check out these apps that can help make your trip even easier and more enjoyable. 1. MyRadar Wondering if those … [Read more...]

Freezing a Moment in Time….

If a toddler hikes in the forest, but no one is around to photograph it… Did it really happen? I love documenting all our family’s outdoor adventures. Photography provides a simple way to capture our experiences, chronicle our son’s growth, … [Read more...]

Hiking Safety Tips for Fall

I’m on my county’s search and rescue team, and educating hikers about how to hike safely is one of my greatest passions as a SAR member and blogger.  While there are certain things we SAR teams hope every hiker will take the time to learn, no matter … [Read more...]

Best Outdoor Themed Halloween Costumes

Pumpkin patches, apple cider donuts and a crispness in the morning air are evidence that fall is right around the corner in my little patch of the woods. With that comes the anticipation of the fast approaching holiday season and some anxiety as I … [Read more...]

Birding With Kids

I’m going to start this post with a really honest declaration – I am the worst resource for birding. BUT, I have an amazing TEAM and am so thrilled Jackie is willing to share her tips – I’ll be using them with my own children … [Read more...]

10 Tips for Sleeping and Camping with Infants and Toddlers

Today we welcome Martha of “Happy Little Camper” to help us ALL sleep better while camping. Martha is a local here in Jackson, WY and I am so pleased to have her on the blog. She’s a wealth of information and understands outdoor … [Read more...]

5 Tips to Get Kids Outside in the Heat of Summer Safely and Happily

While we seem to be weeks (maybe months??) behind much of the rest of the U.S. in welcoming summer, it’s finally time to start thinking about the best ways to get out and adventure despite hot temperatures. Here’s some of our favorite, simple ways … [Read more...]

Kids Moving Miles – A FREE challenge for Kids

We are so excited for our First Annual FREE Kids Moving Miles Mini Challenge! It’s no secret that many kids just aren’t moving enough anymore. Between the lure of screens to a fear of letting them roam more freely, kids are spending more time indoors … [Read more...]