2017 Outdoor Gift Guide for Families

    Ta-Daaaa! Here it is! Our outdoor gift guide! Whew. This was a TON of work and I am so glad to finally get it to you. Humor me by reading it, ok? 🙂 We hope this takes the load off of you as you do some holiday shopping. You can rest assured that every single […]

    Encouraging an Outdoor Life Through Play

      It’s true that there is no substitute for actual time spent outside, but realistically it’s not possible to be out constantly. And truly I don’t think that is healthy either. There’s always a balance and it’s a fine art to find that. But, I want an outdoor life that is normalized for our family. It’s […]

      I’m Not the Parent I Thought I Would be

        I am not the parent I ever thought I would be. Maybe because I wasn’t one of those gals that had my whole life planned out from a young age.  Maybe because I am ever-slowly learning and forming my own opinions and working together with my husband to make the best life for our kids. […]

        3 Tips for Enjoying the Outdoors in Any Weather

          Today I am welcoming Linda McGurk to the blog as she launches her first book, which I LOVE! She also writes a fantastic blog and is a blogging peer of mine I greatly admire.  “There’s no such thing as bad weather, only bad clothing!” If I heard it once I heard it a million times […]

          Another Way to Bike with Kids

            I’m so excited to welcome Lindsay on the blog today. Mostly because I long to do bikepacking like she does with her family! This post is full of great ideas that will change your view on family biking. ************************************************ We’re all familiar with classic ways of carrying kids on bikes. In North America, I’d argue […]

            Welcoming a Little More Adventure

              On August 30th we welcomed Baby Girl #3 for a grand total of 5 kiddos. We were thankful all went smooth and well and we’ve been settling into a family of 7 (!!!). Thoughts lately: Wow, getting 3 kids aged 3 and under dressed and out the door is tough…. I am so overwhelmed (though […]

              The Outdoor Mom Academy is OPEN! Limited Spots Available!

                Happy Monday! I am so excited for a second session of the Outdoor Mom Academy and want YOU to join us! Our first session was wildly successful, mostly because of the great community that joined us. We (Rebecca, Susan, and I) shared what we know, of course, but we couldn’t have done it without the […]

                Yuba Flip Flop Cargo Bike for Kids

                  The Yuba Flip Flop cargo balance bike stands out and has been called the “coolest bike ever!” by not only our kids, but any kid (and adult) that happens to see us riding it. We keep saying it would be even more cool to ride alongside an adult Yuba Cargo bike, but we haven’t gotten […]

                  5 Ways to Add Fun at the Campsite

                    While truly any campsite usually has enough rocks and sticks to keep kids busy, sometimes we like to mix things up a little while we are out. And any of these solutions work great for just an afternoon outside too! Note: Some of these links are affiliates. It doesn’t cost you a dime and helps […]

                    Helping You Choose a Framed Kid Carrier

                      Investing in a framed carrier is a really hard decision. To hopefully help out with the basic questions for each of the carriers, I put together a chart (see below) AND an extensive video highlighting the pros and cons of carriers from Deuter, Osprey, Thule and Kelty. Be sure you listen all the way at […]