Get Outside Every Day

Getting outside in dark and dreary weather

Get Outside Every Day (Even in Dark & Dreary Weather) Moving to the far corner of the northern hemisphere has come with new unique challenges this winter. When Amelia asked me to write about getting outside in the dreary, dark winter weather of England, I replied that we need to actually get out after dark … Read more

An Outdoor Mama’s Guide to Moving Abroad with Kids

moving abroad

An outdoor mama’s guide to moving abroad with kids I’m far from an expert on moving abroad, however, I’ve learned a few tips our recent move to England. When school let out in March and didn’t start in fall, our family decided to move-in with my in-laws in England so my girls could attend in-person … Read more

How to Zwift with Kids

How to Zwift with Kids

As the realities of quarantine set in, local cycling families we hang with asked if our kids were Zwifting. I snidely replied I wasn’t fond of trainers. I like to be outside. Thank you very much. Two weeks into quarantine I caved. It was cold and icy outside. I had already bought two swings and … Read more

REI Tarn Hydro 15

REI Hyrdo Tarn 15

The REI Tarn Hydro 15 has been a joy to take for a test ride. Each hike or bike ride, I came away appreciating the brilliant ingenuity of this uniquely designed adventure pack even more. Bonus points, it fits all three of us Gardner girls comfortably! Looking for more backpack reviews? Find them here! As … Read more

The Girly Girls Guide to Glamming Gear

Glam Girl Gear

Glamming gear for (outdoor) girly girls is an art form, one that can and must be passed down to the next generation of gear heads. Sometimes it includes expansive DIY projects and sometimes it’s as simple as throwing down a few hearts with puff paint and calling it a day. Per the request of many … Read more

Raising Girly Girls in the Great Outdoors

Raising Girly Girls in the Great Outdoors

As a mother of two very girly little girls I’m often surprised when I hear a kid won’t go outside because they are “too girly.” Does that mean they are too fragile? Too anxiety prone to be uncomfortable? All kids need fresh air and wall-less spaces to explore. Raising a feminine leaning child to grow … Read more