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 try out new boots over the years and really put […]

    A List of Gear Outdoor Women Love + Giveaway!






      Psssttttt – Valentine’s Day and all that lovey dovey stuff is NOT just for couples, you know. It’s NOT “Singles Awareness Day” or an excuse to wallow in self-misery. Really, it’s not. I challenge you to show someone you love them EVERY day, but particularly in February. Because it’s a little dark and dreary and […]

      12 Days of Gear Giveaways Day 6: Skiing and Winter






        **Check here to keep up with all the giveaways for our 12 Days of Gear Giveaways Event!** I am SO excited about the giveaways we have for you today! Because we LOVE playing in snow around here and we get to get some kids out too!!! We just went and bought ski passes for the […]

        12 Days of Giveaways Day 5: Dress Kids for Winter






          **Check here to keep up with all the giveaways for our 12 Days of Gear Giveaways Event!** We get more questions on a regular basis about how to keep kids warm in the winter than anything else. We get it – it’s tough! We just published a post with some of our best recommendations for […]

          12 Days of Gear Giveaways Day 2: Hike On!






            **Check here to keep up with all the giveaways for our 12 Days of Gear Giveaways Event!** Oh how we love hiking. It’s one of those activities you can do just about year-round (even if you have to strap on some snowshoes or spikes in the winter!) It’s our sanity fall-back adventure of choice…just a […]

            How to Keep Babies Warm






              So, this post isn’t JUST about keeping babies warm in the winter, but really all kids. It’s the question I get most often from parents – how do we keep kids warm and happy outside? After 4 kids (which is really the same as 10, right?!?!), I can tell you this: Kids are WAY more […]

              Kids Sleeping Bag Round-Up






                Let’s chat about kids sleeping bags….. Hang tight, this post is HUGE (and we hope very comprehensive!)¬† When people think about taking kids camping, their biggest concern is almost always how are people going to sleep (and WILL sleep actually happen). And with good reason – it’s hard for kids to do change sometimes…and even […]

                Taking Pictures While Hiking Made Easier






                  One of the parts of hiking with kids that’s really tough is that I seem to be always hauling way more than I plan to….which makes it especially difficult if I want to be taking pictures of any kind (which I do!) Someone’s backpack they ditched early (though usually I am a big you-carry-your-gear-that-you-brought nazi), […]

                  Introducing STRIPES!






                    I have had my eye on Stripes¬†Gear for literally years now. I am SO excited to tell you about them now…and use them this winter for the whole family. This post is your introduction. Watch for their appearance on our Instagram especially as the weather cools and we all start wearing base layers around the […]

                    M.A.P. Shoes for Kids






                      Kids are forever in motion, adventuring and playing. It’s what we (usually) love about them, right? I am continually inspired and in awe of their energy and zest for life. And M.A.P. Footwear (which, appropriately, stands for “Motion, Adventure, Play”) has got kids and their needs nailed. There’s nothing that ruins a hike quicker (or, […]