Gear to Keep Kids Dry in Wet Weather

    Oh spring….how wet (and muddy) thee are. But, the outside play must continue for the sanity of us all. Of all the gear we have used and own, I think the gear that keeps everyone dry and happy proves to be the most valuable in each season. These are our tried and true favorites. Full […]

    Favorite Gear to Straddle the Seasons for Women

      I’m not sure if you’ve noticed, but people are starting to make a bit of a switch to spring, at least in the gear world. Everything winter is on sale (so stock up, people!) and advertisements for spring are in full swing. Yet, as I wade through sub zero temperatures and a couple feet of […]

      Winter Gear for Kids 2017/18 – What They’re Wearing!

        Every year I like to pull together a round-up of the gear we are using and our thoughts on it. Winter gear for kids is so tough sometimes – it really is essential to have quality gear for happy kids and happy adventures. This year we are testing a really huge range of gear. As […]

        Plantar Fasciitis Relief with Vionic Shoes

          After M was born last February, I was anxious to get back moving after 10 weeks of being told to “take it easy” to prevent her coming early. With a history of two premies, it was the sort of advice I had finally learned to take seriously (only took me 4 kids to figure it […]

          Best Sun Hats for Kids

            It’s time to be sure your little ones have their head covered and are learning to wear their hats consistently (easier said than done, I know!) We’ve rounded up our favorite sun hats with a little help from some friends too. There are TONS of options out there – we’ve only included the ones we […]

            Gearing up as a #ForceofNature

              This post is sponsored by REI and their #ForceofNature campaign. However, as always, these words are mineĀ and exactly what I would tell my family and friends. In case you missed my previous post, the REI #ForceofNature campaign is in full swing and doing incredible things for women and the outdoors to level the playing field […]

              Best Hiking Boots for Women

                ***UPDATED for 2018!*** Having good hiking boots is key to havingĀ a great hiking trip! And just like every body is different, we all have different FEET too. I enlisted some help from my favorite women hikers to round up the best hiking boots for women. This is one of those posts that I will also […]

                Winter Boots for Kids

                  Over the past 7 years we have had SO many boots come through this house. And winter boots are a big thing – they are sometimes the difference between a really good day and an outdoor “failure”. I will keep updating this post as we try out new boots over the years and really put […]

                  A List of Gear Outdoor Women Love + Giveaway!

                    Psssttttt – Valentine’s Day and all that lovey dovey stuff is NOT just for couples, you know. It’s NOT “Singles Awareness Day” or an excuse to wallow in self-misery. Really, it’s not. I challenge you to show someone you love them EVERY day, but particularly in February. Because it’s a little dark and dreary and […]

                    12 Days of Gear Giveaways Day 6: Skiing and Winter

                      **Check here to keep up with all the giveaways for our 12 Days of Gear Giveaways Event!** I am SO excited about the giveaways we have for you today! Because we LOVE playing in snow around here and we get to get some kids out too!!! We just went and bought ski passes for the […]