Outdoor Gear Bags and Bins and Rux Gear Tote Review

Outdoor adventures often require some type of gear that you need to take with. Add in a few kids and its amazing how quickly your vehicle is packed to the gills with everything you need for one short outing. Wether you are headed to the ski hill, mountain bike trails, beach, nordic chalet, or just … Read more

Backcountry Skiing with Kids in the Northeast

Dad and child skiing across a snowy bridge.

Backcountry skiing is growing in popularity, but what do you do when you have kids? If you backcountry skied before kids, you might think it’s not possible now. If you never tried this aspect of the sport, can you start with your kids? And if you live in the northeast and are only finding advice … Read more

Best Family Tents for 2024

Best family tents

Whether you’re new to camping or a seasoned pro, your first tent or your newest upgrade is one of the biggest and most exciting purchases. Your tent is your home away from home, and it’s important that it can fit your family and gear, and protect you from the elements. If you live somewhere where … Read more

Family Ski Vacations on a Budget

Family of four on a ski slope with mountains and trees in the background.

If you skied or snowboarded before having kids, you might be chomping at the bit to get some big ski adventures into your lives. But man, it can be expensive! I grew up going on an annual ski trip to big resorts out west, and wondered how I could possibly afford on that now that … Read more

Urban Winter Adventures

I grew up at a year round camp in northern Michigan. It was a pretty idyllic setup for an outdoor loving kid. Whenever campers were around, there were activities to be a part of, gear to rent, and people to supervise.  I took full advantage of that: pond hockey, winter tubing, fishing, swimming, canoeing, archery, … Read more

Winter Unit Study

Child measuring snow depth.

It’s fun to take a break from regular schooling every once in a while. If you are homeschooling, this can be the occasional period where you toss out the curriculum and do a unit study. If you always do unit studies, then here’s another one to throw in the mix. If you don’t homeschool but … Read more