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

Ice Cleats for Kids and Adults for Winter Hiking

A child in bright colors crawls down a snowy slope with ice cleats on, a mountain in the background.

Hiking with children in the winter can be beautiful. Fresh crisp air, snow sparkling in the sunshine, and no mosquitoes! But it’s not without its share of obstacles. Proper traction for kids can be very helpful for taking on more challenging trails all year long, so here are some of our favorite ice cleats for … Read more

Best Hiking Shoes for Women

Woman wearing hiking shoes on a mountain trail.

Having good hiking shoes is key to having a great hiking trip! And just like every body is different, we all have different FEET too. I enlisted the help of the Tales of a Mountain Mama team to round up the Best Hiking Shoes for Women. These are shoes that are sturdy, comfortable, have great traction … Read more

Best Puffy Jackets for Kids 2023

A great way to help keep kids warm in the winter is a puffy jacket, filled with either a down or synthetic insulation, these jackets often give a very “puffy” appearance, hence the name. Puffy or puffer jackets come in all styles, shapes, and budgets. If you want to skip the info on insulation, click … Read more

Best Winter Gear for Kids 2023

Every year I like to pull together a round-up of the gear we are using and our thoughts on it. If you live in a cold climate, quality winter gear for kids is essential to have for both safety and comfort reasons. This post will be updated throughout the winter of 2023-24 as we continue … Read more

Best Outdoorsy Stocking Stuffers 2023

socks on a clothesline

Looking for some stocking stuffers for the outdoor-lovers in your life that won’t be just thrown away in a couple weeks? We’ve got you covered! Below you’ll find a list of great outdoor gear stocking stuffers for the whole family! From camping stocking stuffers to stocking stuffers for outdoorsman, there is something for everyone on this … Read more