Mindful Family: Ways to Bring Your Family Closer to Nature

Earlier this year, I was out on a hike with my boys when we crossed paths with another family on the trail. The mother was trying, in vain, to get her family’s attention by pointing out a woodpecker busily searching for food in a nearby tree. Both her children AND her significant other had their … Read more

Best Outdoor Gifts for Dad 2023

A man pulling a small child in a sled while Snowshoeing and wearing a The North Face Beanie and MSR Snowshoes

Outdoor dads hold a special place in our hearts. They are the packhorses, the piggy-back-ride givers, the child wranglers, and the trip-planning partners. They help keep us sane when our plans go awry and help us navigate through hardships (both on the trail and at home). We think they deserve some pretty epic recognition for … Read more

Leave No Trace for Kids

Leave No Trace for Kids

Leave No Trace for Kids Our world’s ecosystems are struggling. The climate is changing, and plant and animal species all over this earth are having to adapt at record rates to survive. This news isn’t new, and you may even be sick of hearing about it. You may be wondering what you could possibly do … Read more

Buoy Touring Paddleboard Review

Buoy 11 foot Touring Paddleboard Review

Buoy Touring Paddleboard Review Since moving to the east coast, my family has grown to love watersports. That’s saying a lot from someone who grew up on the Colorado Front Range with no real water recreation available nearby. One of our favorite activities is stand-up paddleboarding along the numerous rivers and bays in our area. … Read more

Hammock Shopping Guide

Hammock Shopping Guide

Hammock Shopping Guide for Families Have you noticed that hammocks are becoming more and more common in recent years? You may see them being used in local parks, along hiking trails, at campgrounds, at the beach, in a neighbor’s backyard, etc. But why are so many more people jumping on the hammock bandwagon? It’s simple. … Read more

Adventure Board Review

Adventure Board Review

Adventure Board Review Back in June, I had the pleasure of meeting Martha and Joey from Adventure Board at The Big Gear Show. They were demonstrating just how bouncy and durable their Adventure Boards are. We discussed the importance of play and movement in child development and the importance of quality gear for families that … Read more