O.F.F. Rowdywares for Kids!






    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 abuse” of serious adventures. As a family, we appreciate clothing that is worth our hard-earned money. It’s what we wear […]

    Osprey Hydration Packs for Kids






      Ah the daily quest to keep the kids hydrated. It’s so much harder than it should be. Honestly my biggest “trick” is giving them their own hydration pack (and/or bottles…though the packs seem to hold their interest longer). Having ownership of their water really does work. And I usually just don’t fill them completely full, […]

      FirstBike Balance Bike Review






        FirstBike makes a whole line-up of balance bikes for kids aged ~18 months – 3 years. Their frame is a unique composite material that is virtually unbreakable AND has no sharp edges, which is great for younger kids. P has been riding a pedal bike for a long time now, but at least a few […]

        Family Bike Helmet Giveaway from Lazer Sport






          Our celebration continues! If you missed it, be sure to go back and read our reasoning on WHY bikes are so important to us and why we think they should be important for you too. In case you missed it, there’s also currently a giveaway happening for a Woom Kids’ Bike too! Bikes and helmets go […]

          WOOM Bike Giveaway!






            Our celebration continues! If you missed it, be sure to go back and read our reasoning on WHY bikes are so important to us and why we think they should be important for you too. I am so excited for today’s giveaway.  Woom bikes are the first lightweight bikes our kids have been on and […]

            Every Kid Should Learn to Bike – May is Bike Month!






              May is Bike Month! Every able-bodied kid should learn how to bike. Every single one. As a society we sort of take biking for granted – we assume that by the time a child is at least 10 or so, they know how to ride and can do so safely and efficiently. But, that’s not […]

              Introducing WOOM bikes for kids






                If you have been reading our blog for a while now, you know we love biking. We do it on a daily basis and encourage our kids from a young age to ride. So far (knock on wood), they have taken to biking well and share our love for it as a family. Our rides […]

                Balance Bikes Aren’t Just for Toddlers






                  There is a constant transfer of bikes and strollers and wagons from the garage (which is 1 car and mostly taken up by the car) to the shed and back again. My kids are indecisive little things and like their pedals and “motorcycles” (AKA Balance bikes) and scooters and whatever is hung WAY in the […]

                  Helmets are NOT Optional






                    I don’t even know why helmets are a hot-button topic. I don’t know why there is any negotiation or question about why you shouldn’t wear one. In my opinion, it’s an across-the-board, no-questions-asked, you wear your helmet biking, skiing, snowboarding, and even sledding every. single. time. But, I know there are people out there that disagree […]

                    12 Days of Gear Giveaways: Day 2 – Biking Family






                      If you just found us, welcome! We’re so glad you’re here. Be sure to go to our START HERE page for a better idea of what we’re all about! We hope you stick around and join our community – we love getting families outside. You can also find links to all our giveaways here.  As a family we LOVE […]