Tales of a Mountain Mama

“Climb the mountains and get their good tidings. Nature’s peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees. The winds will blow their own freshness into you, and the storms their energy, while cares will drop away from you like the leaves of Autumn.” 

– John Muir

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Let us Help You Get Outside

Tips & Tricks, Gear Reviews and Inspiration

Outdoor Mamas

Hey Mama – we know how it can be SO hard to get your family outside. Here you’ll find our tips to retain your sanity, some gear suggestions for you and how to get outside pregnant and post-partum.

Get hiking with your family! Gear we recommend, tips for hiking safety and trail reports.

Outdoor Education

Help your family explore and nurture a love of the outdoors through our Wildhood series, Study of Nature Series and book recommendations.

Winter for Outdoor Families

Getting outside as a family in the winter takes a little more work, but is one of our very favorite seasons. See our best tips on how to dress for warmth, how to teach kids to ski and even some winter camping.

Family Camping and Backpacking

One of the hardest parts about camping is getting kids to sleep well! Here are our best tips.

Adventure Travel

Our recommendations for adventure travel across the United States from National Parks to bike trails.
Get out with your family.

Cast Iron Care

Food cooked outside always tastes better. Here are some tips on how to do it plus our favorite recipes for the campsite.

Family Biking

We strongly believe in biking for kids, from the time they can walk and propel a balance bike (which happens REALLY young!) We also believe that not all bikes are made the same and there is great value in providing kids with bikes that work with them instead of against them.

Baby & Kid Carrier Reviews

Getting your kids from here to there can be the toughest part about getting them outside and keeping the whole family active.  We strongly believe in the benefits of babywearing and the fact that doing so simply makes your life EASIER.  We also happen to believe it is helpful in connecting kids to nature (read a post all about that here.)

Stroller Reviews

While we love to babywear (because it is usually easier), we also have our kids in some sort of stroller on wheels (or skis…) almost every day.  We’ve contacted some of the best companies in the business and have worked hard to test out and dig deep into the nitty gritty of the best on wheels. This includes single, double and multifunctional strollers.