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 […]

    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 […]

      12 Days of Gear Giveaways Day 9: Get Out and Move!






        **Check here to keep up with all the giveaways for our 12 Days of Gear Giveaways Event!** Getting out and moving is so vital for our bodies, our minds AND our sanity. And sometimes it’s simply the hardest thing to get out and do…..especially as parents with little ones. Having to deal with a stroller […]

        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 […]

            O.F.F. MUCK boots for Kids + Giveaway






              It’s almost June and doesn’t feel in the least bit like summer around here. We have had an abundance of rain, and while I am not complaining too much (I despise the heat more!), our “wet gear” has certainly gotten more use than usual. One of our favorites continues to be the MUCKSTER II boots […]

              Gearing up for Picnic Season + PlanetBox Giveaway






                One of the joys of warmer weather is being able to eat outdoors. We do it as often as possible for various reasons: Less mess inside (this one gets at least ten gold stars for the very sake of making life easier for me!) More fresh air outside A chance to do something different Easy-access […]

                Carrying Kids with the TwinGo






                  While this review has been live on our site for a while, I wanted to be sure that you all saw it. I have been loving our TwinGo to use with my girls (aged 7 weeks and 2 years) as I manage a busy life! Check out the review for a full outline of the […]

                  Babywearing in Nasty Weather + Giveaway






                    I have a baby attached to me 90% of my waking hours. Sometimes for her sake (she is a baby and wants to be held!) and sometimes for mine (I want to go on a walk/hike/chase my other kids). However, while I think baby-wearing is the #1 thing that has saved my sanity over the […]

                    Haiku Bags for Spring






                      I swear throughout the course of a week, I lug around 5 different bags a day right now. Bags for the baby, bags for the kids, bags for the extra gear, bags for the camera, bags for the food, etc. You get the point. I love my bags and my bags love me. Those bags also […]