Amelia lives with her husband and three young children in Yellowstone National Park. As a family, they believe that life is precious, short and should be lived to the fullest. That includes introducing a life of adventures for their boys in the form of skiing, hiking, biking, running, camping and lots of outdoor playing. Amelia writes at Tales of a Mountain Mama in an attempt to inspire others to get outside daily too with tips and tricks, stories and lots of gear reviews.

Why I Take my Sick Kids Outside

Pent up sick kids doesn't mean getting-healthier kids! Our reasons for getting our kids outside, even when they are sick. The post Why I Take my Sick Kids Outside appeared first on Tales of a Mountain Mama. … [Read more...]

Deuter Kid Comfort Child Carrier Review

To be honest, the Deuter Kid Comfort Child Carrier is my favorite carrier, though the Deuter Kid Comfort Active SL comes in in a close second. I just find I prefer being able to haul more extra gear on most hikes than the Active series allows (must … [Read more...]

How to Keep Feet Warm in Cold Weather

There is nothing worse than cold feet for adults OR kids to make a winter outdoor adventure go really bad, really fast. While we truly believe investing in great gear for your feet is worth it, there are also some easy tips keep feet warm in cold … [Read more...]

Best Winter Boots for Kids

Over the past 10 years we have had SO many kid 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”. We’ve gathered the best … [Read more...]

Best Ski and Snowboard Helmets for Kids

Choosing the best ski and/or snowboard helmet for kids is a crucial step in getting them safely through winter activities. Not sure a helmet is really necessary? Check out some of our reasoning here. Teaching your child to ski this winter? Here are … [Read more...]

Sensory Play Dough Recipe

A batch of no-cook homemade sensory play dough takes about 10 minutes to create, and will give your kids hours and hours of entertainment and indoor play on bad-weather days. No food coloring? No worries – plain white is beautiful and highlights the … [Read more...]

Cleary Scout Review

This fall we’ve been testing the Cleary Scout and have had so much fun with this 10-speed do-it-all bike. My ten year old rode both cross country, around town and downhill trails and found the bike to ride smoothly, handle well and respond to … [Read more...]

Gift Guides for Outdoor Families

Our 2019 gift guides for outdoor families are here! Since we know the struggle of finding the perfect gift can be daunting, we’ve done the work for you. See the guides below for outdoor-centric gifts so you can spend more time with your family … [Read more...]

2019 Outdoor Family Gift Guide

Starting to think about gifts for your family this season? We’ve got you covered so you can spend less time shopping and more time outside! Check out this guide and then be sure to head here for ALL our guides for 2019 – our team has … [Read more...]

Winter Styles for Women

I always love this annual post, just because we get to show off some really great gear for women. These are styles that stand up to the use and abuse of an outdoor life but are also stylish and comfortable. This post is actually a work in progress … [Read more...]

Woom OFF Review

This fall Woom released their new Woom OFF series for kids who want to hit the trails on their bike. While we were initially skeptical about a mountain bike with no front shock, our son has dubbed it his “favorite bike ever”. Like all … [Read more...]

Layering up Kids for Cold Weather

It’s coming. Winter will be here before we all know it (or you may in the midst of it like we are…), and the key to happy kids outside is keeping them warm.   While the techniques may change just a little depending on the age of the kids … [Read more...]

Make My Belly Fit Review

Being pregnant in the dead of winter poses a host of new challenges to keeping warm and being able to be outside. While in a moderate climate it’s fairly easy to just make do, when the temperature really drops a warm coat is absolutely … [Read more...]

Best Winter Gear for Kids

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. While this post does … [Read more...]

Family Backpacking: The Gear You Need

While backpacking itself can feel daunting even without kids, there is nothing like getting out in the backcountry with your family, away from the crowds. We’ve gathered our list of must-have items for taking the family backpacking, including … [Read more...]

Rock Tumbling for Outdoor Families

If your kid is anything like my kid, it’s nearly impossible to come home from an outdoor adventure without rocks in their pockets. While it can be infuriating from a laundry standpoint, I do love that they are interested enough in the trip to be … [Read more...]

When Your Partner Doesn’t Share a Love of the Outdoors

Life is full of give and take.  Sacrifice and love.  Adventures and lessons. We talk a lot about getting outside as a family around here.  Obviously we believe in it whole-heartedly and do our very best to help inspire the same love of … [Read more...]

Christmas in July: Raise Riders

Here we are – the LAST day of our huge giveaway event! If you’re new here, be sure to stick around! We have some great things coming up this fall. Our newsletter is the best way to keep up to date! If you missed the giveaway from … [Read more...]

Christmas in July: Camping is Good for the Soul

Happy Monday! If you went camping this weekend or plan on lots of fall camping like us (or just LOVE camping), today’s giveaways are for you! If you haven’t entered the giveaway still open from Friday to win from Wee Woollies, PEET and … [Read more...]

Christmas in July: Stay Dry and Warm

Happy (almost) Friday! Ready for one more giveaway before we break for the weekend? We are ready for the weekend so sending this one out early! If you haven’t entered to win the previous giveaways, be sure you do that now! Some end in just a … [Read more...]

Christmas in July: Hike On!

YAY! It’s hiking day! One of my very favorite ways to get outside and these are some of my very favorite giveaways too. If you haven’t entered to win the previous giveaways, be sure you do that now! And thanks for telling your friends … [Read more...]

Christmas in July: Travel & Adventure

Happy Monday! We have SEVEN more days of giveaways coming up so be sure you’re checking in daily! We don’t want you to miss these! See something you love? Be sure to leave us a comment here on the blog or social media – we love … [Read more...]

Christmas in July: Fun in the Sun!

Happy Fri-YAY! If you haven’t entered to win the previous giveaways, be sure you do that now! And thanks for telling your friends – we love building this outdoor community. Today we are celebrating summer, as we should be! A time of … [Read more...]

Christmas in July: Ready for School

We’re almost through our first week of giveaways! If you haven’t entered to win the previous giveaways, be sure you do that now! And thanks for telling your friends – we love building this outdoor community. I know it seems really … [Read more...]