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 […]

      O.F.F. Pines & Palms Outdoor Tees

        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 […]

        Fat Biking for Kids + TykesBykes Review and *Giveaway*

          We ar all about encouraging our kids (and ourselves) to try new things on a regular basis. Easier said than done, but a good way to not get stuck in a rut. This winter J (aged *almost* 7) got to join his daddy on a Snow Bike, thanks to TykesBykes new Fat Byke (see our review […]

          O.F.F. Oakiwear Winter Gear

            **We’re bringing it back!!** 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. […]

            Backyard Snow Cave Camping + Solo Stove Review

              One of the things I love most about my husband is that he isn’t afraid to get the kids out – in fact, he thrives on it. Right now I am getting out as much as I can, but it really isn’t much. I am counting down the weeks until I get back after it, […]

              Sun protection in the Winter + Blue Lizard Sunscreen Giveaway

                I will be the first to admit that I really struggle with sunscreen. I hate applying it, and especially am not fond of dealing with the more natural ones that tend to go on so much harder. I tend to opt for covering up and look forward to less intense sun days when I feel […]

                Sledding for the Whole Family + Sportsstuff Giveaway

                  Winter is our favorite time of the year. Especially when there is enough snow to actually play! But, sometimes our kids need a break from downhill skiing XC skiing and snowshoeing and all those activities that we prefer. So, we do a lot of sledding. There’s perks to living 1/2 block from the best and […]

                  My Favorite Bags for Outdoor Women

                    Haiku Bags, oh how I love thee! Functional, fashionable , durable, sturdy and the kind you have around for about forever. I’m head over heels and have pretty much passed on any other bags that I had around that weren’t Haiku. I also have gifted them to some of the women I love and constantly […]

                    Gear Up Kids for Winter: What I Tell My Family & Friends

                      I have gotten at least an email a day over the past couple weeks of people asking for my best gear suggestions for kids. Obviously people are thinking about preparing for colder weather. I decided that this just means I have a post to write. This is exactly what I tell my family and friends […]