The Unspoken Words of I Love You – A reflection on Motherhood






    This post is the first of our grand prize winners of our big “For the Love of Mom” writing contest. Over the next couple weeks leading up to Mother’s Day, we will be sharing our winner’s posts. Please feel free to comment and share them – we can’t wait to see how they resonate with YOU! I […]

    Joy Bubbles






      This post is the second of our runner up winners of our big “For the Love of Mom” writing contest. Over the next couple weeks leading up to Mother’s Day, we will be sharing our winner’s posts. Please feel free to comment and share them – we can’t wait to see how they resonate with […]

      Outdoor Mom Academy now OPEN!!!






        I’m going to be completely frank with you – I have a tendency to be stressed, overwhelmed, and short with my kids at home. I am constantly trying to multitask, have demands coming at me from literally all directions, and have a million tasks on my to-do list. I am continually working to focus on […]

        For The Love of Mom & Mountains…






          This post is the first of our runner up winners of our big “For the Love of Mom” writing contest. Over the next few weeks leading up to Mother’s Day, we will be sharing our winner’s posts. Please feel free to comment and share them – we can’t wait to see how they resonate with […]

          Get Ready for Kids to Parks Day 2017 + Giveaway






            Mark your calendars and save the date: May 20th is going to be special this year! Why? Kids to Parks Day, an annual nation-wide initiative to get families to our State, National and local public lands, is happening! For seven years now, this great program follows our personal mission here: get kids out discovering and learning about […]

            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 the Thule Chariot Cross Review here!   © 2017, Tales of a […]

              Turn Off the TV and Light the Fire!






                *This post is sponsored by Pine Mountain. We are proud to represent them this year as we make family memories around the fire!* It’s absolutely essential for families to spend time together. You hear us talk a lot around here about spending time together being active and outdoors, but there really is more to life […]

                6 Tricks for Encouraging Kids Down the Trail






                  I know that we are entering into the cooler (or colder?) months, but that doesn’t mean that trail time is over. In fact, when the heat finally lets up is some of my favorite times to get out. No bugs, no heat, no more horribly stinky feet! Ok, maybe feet still don’t get stinky, but […]

                  7 Ways to Squeeze in Outdoor Time When Your Schedule is Tight!






                    Busy, busy, busy. Aren’t we all? Places to be, things to, 10 million things that just never get done. I love all the fun we pack in, I hate that I have to work so hard to slow down (is that an oxymoron?!?) One big benefit of homeschooling is the ability to be able to […]

                    Building Team Mayer on the Yellowstone






                      There’s something about being a part of a team that makes you want to work for the joy and well-being of others. You fight harder, feel deeper and are more apt to jump to their rescue. We feel strongly that being a part of a family also means being a part of a TEAM. Because […]