Put a Bucket on Your Brain – Why You Need a Helmet

    This winter (and every winter), you should be wearing a helmet for any sport that could get your noggin cracked. Ice skating, skiing/boarding, and sledding are the big ones. My kids look at me a little funny when I tell them they don’t need to wear one XC skiing, but maybe they should?!? I don’t […]

    Skiing into a Cabin at the B Bar Ranch

      As I mentioned in my previous post about winter camping, we sort of hit it hard this winter. I am so glad we did – tons of memories were made and plans for future return trips dreamed up. However, I’ll be honest, despite the pain of packing and unpacking (and oh – what a pain […]

      Winter Camping for Families

        ***This post is sponsored by Pine Mountain, because cozy fires are truly one of the best parts of winter camping!** To be honest, our summers are usually pretty hit or miss as far as camping trips. We do most of them in the spring or late fall when my wildland fire husband is more available. […]

        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 […]

          Weather Apps for Outdoor Safety

            This post is sponsored by WeatherBug. It’s an app both Mtn Papa and I use regularly to make an educated guess as to what sorts of layers we all need for the day….and determining safety of conditions too! Which Weather App (if any) do you use?? I really want to know! Comment below so I […]

            Planning a Community Sledding Party

              While we are getting some glimpses of “fake spring” around here, winter is far from being over (I think??) and there’s still time for some serious snow to hit us across the country. While we are no big “party planners”, we do love to have a good time with people from our community. And we […]

              Fighting the Mid-Winter Blahs + Coupon Code

                I am just about 38 weeks pregnant and have been on-guard for a premie baby for 7 weeks now due to dilating early. So thankful that it looks like we may make it full-term, but the mind games are making me a wee bit crazy. But, let’s be honest, pregnancy ALWAYS makes me crazy (and I […]

                Fat Biking for Kids + TykesBykes Review and *Giveaway*

                  We ar all about encouraging our kids (and ourselves) to try new things on a regular basis. Easier said than done, but a good way to not get stuck in a rut. This winter J (aged *almost* 7) got to join his daddy on a Snow Bike, thanks to TykesBykes new Fat Byke (see our review […]

                  O.F.F. Oakiwear Winter Gear

                    **We’re bringing it back!!** O.F.F. = Outdoor Fashion Friday.  Our (almost) weekly segment featuring our favorite styles for the season. Everything I share are pieces that can be worn all day long and stand up to the “use and abuse” of serious adventures. As a family, we appreciate clothing that is worth our hard-earned money. […]

                    Backyard Snow Cave Camping + Solo Stove Review

                      One of the things I love most about my husband is that he isn’t afraid to get the kids out – in fact, he thrives on it. Right now I am getting out as much as I can, but it really isn’t much. I am counting down the weeks until I get back after it, […]