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 […]

    12 Days of Gear Giveaways – Day 7 (Favorite Gear for Kids)






      Effective, comfortable AND functional gear is a must for kids and happy adventuring. We believe in that whole-heartedly. We’re so proud to be able to give away a selection of our favorite favorites today!!   FIVE of you will win! DucKsday Rain Suit + Fleece from Ollie and Stella Outfitters  **Open to US only** We LOVE these […]

      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 […]

        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 […]

          Great Gear to Keep Kids Warm: 2014 – 2015 Edition






            We get questions all the time about what our kids are wearing and how we keep them warm. I’m always happy to share my thoughts on anything we put on our own kids, but try to reserve a final opinion until we’ve put it through some serious use, extreme temperatures and extended time outside. It’s […]

            12 Days of Gear Giveaways: Day 4 – Great Gear for Kids






              If you just found us, welcome! We’re so glad you’re here. Be sure to go to our START HERE page for a better idea of what we’re all about! We hope you stick around and join our community – we love getting families outside. You can also find links to all our giveaways here.  The gear out there for kids […]

              Happy 4th of July! + DucKsday Swim Giveaway






                Happy Independence Day!  We hope you are out celebrating with your families and friends.  But, because of the stars-and-stripes pattern, we wanted to celebrate the 4th with this great giveaway of a DucKsday summer outfit from Ollie and Stella.  Click here or on the image below to see our full review (and why we think […]

                12 Days of Gear Giveaways Day 3: Keep Kids Warm and Dry






                  In case you just found us, make sure you check out all of our giveaways as we celebrate 12 Days of Gear Giveaways here on the blog.  They are only open for 72 hours so you don’t want to miss any! Today is focused completely on keeping kids warm and dry.  We are featuring our […]

                  Layering up Kids for Cold Weather






                    It’s coming. Winter will be here before we all know it (or you may in the midst of it like we are…), and the key to happy kids outside is keeping them warm.  While the techniques may change just a little depending on the age of the kids and how well they are able to […]

                    Best Clothing to Keep Kids Cool + Giveaway






                      Happy Monday after a long holiday weekend!  If you are anything like us, this is the time of the year where the heat can be sweltering.  For me, that “sweltering” is around 80 degrees (am I a wimp in the heat or what?!?! I blame it on my Alaskan upbringing); for most people, keeping it […]