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 4: Biking!

      **Check here to keep up with all the giveaways for our 12 Days of Gear Giveaways Event!** Today is a big one, folks! Biking is near and dear to our hearts and we couldn’t be more excited about hooking up some kids with wheels today! Really, really excited! First of all, check out the following […]

      12 Days of Gear Giveaways Day 3: Outdoor Fashion

        **Check here to keep up with all the giveaways for our 12 Days of Gear Giveaways Event!** Happy Monday! We hope you had a great weekend! We have a whole week of more giveaways for you coming up!   In case you have been busy just living your outdoor life and haven’t noticed…..”outdoor fashion” is […]

        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 […]

          12 Days of Gear Giveaways Day 1: Warm from the Inside Out!

            Wahoo! It’s finally here! The event of the year here at Tales of a Mountain Mama and a work in progress for literally months. We’re so excited to kick it off and give away some of our very favorite gear for the next 12 days. Be sure to check in daily because the giveaways ONLY […]

            Holiday Gift Guide to Get You Outside – 2016 + Giveaways

              Here we go! Our annual gift guide for 2016. These are the items we have (or have had) on our wish lists….and thought you may want to get some ideas too! **Be sure to scroll the way to the bottom for two¬†special giveaways!** As I do every year, I just have to start by saying […]

              Packaged Snacks We Recommend + Giveaways

                For many of us, it’s back to school and routine and we’re thinking more and more about lunches and snacks and bringing food to go. While I am a huge proponent in packing meals for an adventure any time, we figured it was a great opportunity to do a round up of some of our […]

                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 them to wear them every time from the very beginning […]

                  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 still quite the process. However, despite all that, it is absolutely […]

                    We hope you #takeahike with us this week! *Week 3*

                      **Winners have been announced! Scroll down to see them!** Another Monday, another hiking challenge! This one was the toughest for me last year…because the trails around here just aren’t that DIRTY! Which is a really good thing. But, not everywhere is a National Park…and there are plenty of disrespectful people who leave their junk everywhere. […]