Starting a Toddler on a Balance Bike – Tips and Tricks

    I grew up proudly sporting…and then ditching my training wheels on my bike at age 7. It was a big deal…..dwarfed now by my own kids riding pedal bikes at THREE. And while it sounds and looks impressive (especially when said kids are petite riding those pedals), they certainly aren’t unique. With the introduction of […]

    Balance Bikes Aren’t Just for Toddlers

      There is a constant transfer of bikes and strollers and wagons from the garage (which is 1 car and mostly taken up by the car) to the shed and back again. My kids are indecisive little things and like their pedals and “motorcycles” (AKA Balance bikes) and scooters and whatever is hung WAY in the […]

      12 Days of Gear Giveaways Day 6: Play Outside

        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’s post is all about great toys to help get the entire family outside and moving, […]

        Let’s Get Some Kids on Balance Bikes! *Strider and Axel Project Giveaway*

          I know I talk about them all the time, but I simply cannot sing the praises of balance bikes enough.  They give kids such freedom (starting at about 18 months, depending on the size and personality of the child) and motor skills.  Plus, it often means having a 3 year old that can zoom around […]

          10 Reasons We LOVE Family Biking

            I always fall in love with biking all over again during this part of the year.  We are getting little glimpses of spring (or at least some semblance of it) and I yearn to spend as many hours outside as possible.  Plus, all that outdoor time cuts down the toddler meltdowns at our house considerably. […]

            Straddling the Seasons with Strider Bikes, Tube in a Box and Nutcase Helmets

              Our ground is still covered in snow.  It is still winter.  But, maybe not for long….  People are obviously starting to think spring, which really surprises me.  And then I remember it is March.  It’s supposed to start to warm up right about now (depending on where you are.) However, we aren’t giving up yet […]