Outfitting Kids for Hiking and Camping






    It’s finally here! Spring and then summer and hiking and camping and all things outdoors. After a long winter, we are more than ready to get out in nature as much as possible (without having to wrestle everyone into snow suits).   This is the time of the year that I always do a little […]

    12 Days of Gear Giveaways – Day 5 (Travel & Adventure)






       ***Keep up with this entire event HERE*** Happy Monday! We are ready to keep these giveaways going. We hope you’re loving this – and there is so much more to come! Again, the best of the best, hand-picked by us! Be sure to check in every day this week…and get your entries in! Three of […]

      O.F.F. Fjallraven Vidda Outdoor Pants for Kids






        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 […]

        Must-Have Gear items for Summer Adventure with Kids + Giveaway






          We keep getting teasers of warmer weather coming, but I am all too prepared for snow in June – it happens almost every year around here.  And while the west coast didn’t get hammered nearly as hard as the east coast, I can safely say that most people across the country are ready for a […]

          12 Days of Gear Giveaways: Day 12 – Gift Cards from Sierra Trading Post and Garage Grown Gear!






            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.    Welp, that’s a wrap folks! […]

            Safe Summer Hiking With Kids + Sierra Trading Post Giveaway






              Check out our teaser of a post published on Sierra Trading Post’s HUB below + a sweet giveaway at the very bottom!   Hiking in the summer months is beautiful, epic, and something I recommend for everyone. However, the heat of the summer is also nothing to be taken lightly, especially with kids. They are […]

              Best Gifts for Outdoorsy Families 2013 + Giveaways






                Whether you are one of those people that has all your shopping done by now or not for the holidays, this is the time of the year when people start thinking about gifts – for themselves and for others.  We try really hard around here to get it through to our kids that giving is […]

                Gear up for Outside Play with Sierra Trading Post + Giveaway and Special Discount






                  Today we continue celebrating outdoor play (in all forms and functions) with a special giveaway courtesy of Sierra Trading Post.  In case you missed it yesterday, we are playing and getting outside daily ALL the time, but especially this week. The big (and exciting) news is that I will be contributing to the Sierra Trading […]

                  Why I Am An Outdoor Mother + Top Pick Gear Gifts






                    Today starts our week-long celebration of moms.  Outdoorsy moms (or those thinking they may want to try that route), Biking Moms, Camping (or Glamping or My-Kids-Need-Me-To-Camp-Even-Though-I-Hate-It) Moms, Memory-Keeping Moms, Stylish Moms…and everything in between. Let’s face it, if mom isn’t on board with this whole “outdoorsy thing”, it throws a big wrench in the hopes […]

                    Gear Giveaway Day 9: Sierra Trading Post Gift Card






                      We are big fans of Sierra Trading Post in our family and will continue to give them business.  Their gear is great, the prices can’t be beat (since they are close-out) and I have never been disappointed with their customer service.  A few weeks ago, I did a post about Sierra Trading Post which included […]