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Tales of a Mountain Mama

Helping Families Get Outside

“Climb the mountains and get their good tidings. Nature’s peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees. The winds will blow their own freshness into you, and the storms their energy, while cares will drop away from you like the leaves of Autumn.” 

– John Muir

Recent Blog Posts

We’ve gathered all our favorites to make gift-getting easier for you so you can spend more time outside with your family, which is what really matters!

10 Tips for XC Skiing with Kids

Our Most Popular Posts

Layering up Kids for Cold Weather
Including links to our Favorite Gear

How to Layer Kids for Cold Weather

Getting outside with kids in the winter doesn’t have to be complicated, but dressing properly helps everyone have a positive experience. Here’s how to do it.

Kids Sleeping Bag Round-Up

We’ve done the research so you don’t have to! This will help you decide the best option for your child AND if they actually need a kid-specific bag.

Kids who are sick SHOULD be spending time outside too. This is why!

10 Ways to Help Kids Sleep While Camping

One of the hardest parts about camping is getting kids to sleep well! Here are our best tips.

A few key pieces of great hiking gear helps kids stay comfortable and safe. This is what we recommend.

Bike Reviews

We strongly believe in biking for kids, from the time they can walk and propel a balance bike (which happens REALLY young!) We also believe that not all bikes are made the same and there is great value in providing kids with bikes that work with them instead of against them.

Baby & Kid Carrier Reviews

Getting your kids from here to there can be the toughest part about getting them outside and keeping the whole family active.  We strongly believe in the benefits of babywearing and the fact that doing so simply makes your life EASIER.  We also happen to believe it is helpful in connecting kids to nature (read a post all about that here.)

Stroller Reviews

While we love to babywear (because it is usually easier), we also have our kids in some sort of stroller on wheels (or skis…) almost every day.  We’ve contacted some of the best companies in the business and have worked hard to test out and dig deep into the nitty gritty of the best on wheels. This includes single, double and multifunctional strollers.