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 […]

    Avid4 Adventure Summer Adventure Camp for Kids






      Summer is long, kids finally have the time to play and explore, and sometimes they NEED to do it a bit outside the family. Don’t get me wrong – I am all for family time outdoors. However, I also know that my kids sometimes need a break from me, and there are skills and knowledge […]

      O.F.F. DucKsday Swimwear






        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 […]

        O.F.F. Babiators Kid Sunglasses






          O.F.F. = Outdoor Fashion Friday (one day early).  Our (almost) weekly segment featuring our favorite styles for the season.  First of all, Babiators is offering a 30% discount to all of my readers. Use code MountainMama30off on the Babiators site (good until July 11th).   Kid sunglasses – ah the endless quest to keep those eyes safely covered […]

          We’re a “Winter” Family + Stay Cool Tips






            People, it’s HOT! This Alaska girl is such a wimp when it comes to heat, but 90s are enough to push me into an irritable state (just ask my kids). And we don’t even have humidity. AND it cools off here at night (there’s perks to living at a higher elevation.) Don’t get me wrong […]

            O.F.F UV Skinz + Giveaway






              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 […]

              10 Easy Ways to Keep Kids Outside This Summer






                The weather is warming up and that means that (in most cases), outdoor time is getting easier. While our family loves the snow and misses it when it’s gone, we certainly don’t miss the massive effort it takes to get everyone dressed and out the door. There’s less gear to navigate through and it’s just […]

                Outfitting the Kids for Summer + iPlay giveaway






                  While it always takes longer that I expect it to, we have finally REALLY made it to summer around here. Days (entire days….) are spent outdoors and naps come easily (for all of us!) Staying safe while playing outside is top priority for us, and we work hard to make sure we are protected from […]

                  This Moment…






                    *No words necessary, just a precious moment from our life.*