Celebrating the Centennial Year of the National Park Service – Get Kids to our Parks!

    Today marks the NPS’s 99th birthday and the beginning of a year of celebrations leading up to the centennial birthday. And oh how far we have come over the last 99 years! Honestly, we are literally almost drowning in a sea of visitors here in Yellowstone this year. We’re breaking records all over – if you […]

    Beyond Old Faithful: Tips to Seeing Yellowstone

      This post was written for the Sierra Trading Post HUB as my part of the #teamSierra group. When people start planning a trip to Yellowstone, they’re often focused on the big attractions that get the most publicity and attention. However, there’s so much more to the Park than Old Faithful. As we head into spring break, […]

      Farewell, Sweet Summer *Guest Post*

        Today I welcome my local friend, Jenny, to the blog. She adventures with me often, and I love that we also share a passion for writing. I’m honored to have her on the blog today! As always, please leave her some love in the comments!   Summer in Yellowstone is short. Winter sleeps late in the […]

        Avoid Unsafe Wildlife Encounters with These Quick Tips

          This is the time of the year when I am on high alert every time we leave our home in Yellowstone National Park. The wildlife are everywhere – between calving elk, the bears who are going after those aforementioned calves, and bison, we have a host of potential dangers directly out our front door (quite […]

          This Moment {Life in the Mountains}

            **A little glimpse into our daily lives…** Sometimes your kid gets really excited about a stick and then you notice it isn’t a stick at all….  Guess it’s another good lesson on life and death and wildlife?? And I was pretty glad he was wearing mittens. © 2014, Tales of a Mountain Mama. All rights […]

            Elk Viewing….

              *No words necessary, just a precious moment from our life.* In case you missed it: Yesterday we posted our review of the new Geigerrig Mom’s Pack.  This is the only diaper bag you will ever need and is made specifically for active parents.  Check out the review for information about how you can buy it […]

              Where we’ve been….

                In case you have missed some of our posts over on Facebook, there is a (really) good reason why things have been so quiet here on the blog lately.  We have been working tremendously hard getting our family moved into our permament home in Yellowstone National Park and finding some semblance of “settled”.  It is […]