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50+ Non-Toy Gift Ideas for Outdoorsy Kids

In FAVORITE GEAR, GIFT GUIDE

The holidays are almost officially upon us, so I thought I’d share just a few (ok, more than 50!!) of our favorite gifts, products and ideas for active outdoorsy kids! If you’re desperately looking for the perfect gift for a curious, fun, active kid in your life, but are tired of giving toys that just break or get discarded after a few uses, this is your ultimate gift guide. I’ve been working on assembling this…

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Gear Review: Burley Minnow Bike Trailer

In BIKE, FAVORITE GEAR, OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES

This post was sponsored by Burley. Bike trailer was provided as post compensation and for review purposes. All opinions expressed and photos herein belong to the author. Biking with the kids is quickly becoming one of our family’s favorite ways to spend time together outdoors. We are lucky to live in an area with some incredible state and local parks full of beautiful bike trails. The fresh air and exercise feel fantastic, but getting the entire…

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Essential Oils for Outdoorsy Moms

In OUTDOORS INSIDE

Today I’m really excited to bring you a beginner’s guide to essential oils. I know next to nothing about essential oils, but I’ve been intrigued about them for years. I know they can help with everything from bug bites to headaches to upset tummies. You can clean with them, cook with them or just use them for making your house smell great.  I asked my friend Gale (the “oilest” person I know) to put together…

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Gear Review: See Kai Run Boots

In FAVORITE GEAR, HIKE

This post was sponsored by See Kai Run. The boots were provided as post compensation and for review purposes. All opinions expressed and photos herein belong to the authors and photographers, as noted below. This post may contain affiliate links. Winter is coming! Getting your kids outside during the winter months is not only important for their physical health, but for their mental health as well. The winter months provide different ways of moving our bodies, such…

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Gear Review: Schwinn Amplify & Circuit Bicycles

In BIKE, FAVORITE GEAR, OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES

This post was sponsored by Schwinn Bicycles. Bikes were provided as post compensation and for review purposes. All opinions expressed and photos herein belong to the author. This has been a year of big changes at our house, especially for my son, Mac (5). Not only did he start kindergarten, but he got rid of his bicycle training wheels, learned to swim without floaties, bait his own hook and got to go hunting with daddy for…

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Beautiful Children’s Picture Books About Nature

In BOOKS, NATURE SCHOOL

If your kids are anything like mine, they devour books. Rarely do we read a book just once. We read them over and over again until the words are memorized and the pictures are etched in our minds. My son loves silly books that make him laugh. My daughter loves sing-songy books that rhyme. And I love nature books that teach the kids about the wonder and beauty of the outdoors. One thing we all…

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Big Fun with FamilyFun Magazine

In PHOTOGRAPHY

I’m thrilled to announce that Run Wild My Child is teaming up with FamilyFun magazine to bring you a new feature in their magazine called “Big Fun.”  Big Fun is all about real kids and families having outdoor adventures, big and small. FamilyFun magazine FamilyFun magazine (a division of Parents magazine) is the ultimate guide to creating experiences parents and kids will remember forever. For parents of children ages 3 to 12, FamilyFun magazine is…

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Friday Favorites: Peri Cotton

In FAVORITE GEAR, FRIDAY FAVORITES

This post is a collaboration with Peri Cotton.  The swaddles were provided as post compensation and for review purposes. All opinions expressed and photos herein belong to the authors.  For today’s Friday Favorite post, I want to introduce you to an incredible little shop called Peri Co (Peri Cotton). Founded by two sisters and best friends, Tori and Cydne, in the tropics of Hawaii, Peri Co specializes in beautiful muslin swaddle blankets for babies. The…

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Urban Farm & Feed – Sandy, Utah

In LOCAL GEMS, OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES

Today I’m really excited to bring you a full review and fall family fun guide to one of the coolest little locations in the Salt Lake City area, Urban Farm & Feed. We’ve got new local mom, blogger and professional photographer, Cara Mathis of Catcher in the Rye Photography here to give you all the details about this super cute local gem of a market. They’ve got everything from locally-grown fruits and vegetable to homemade…

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Fly Fishing with Kids at Dry Run Creek, Arkansas

In FAMILY TRAVEL, FISH, LOCAL GEMS, MCFAMILY, OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES

Dry Run Creek near Mountain Home, Arkansas has been called “the best quarter mile of trout fishing in the world.” However, you won’t find the world’s best fishermen here – you’ll only find kids! A true gem of a fishing location, it only takes one walk along the banks of Dry Run Creek for every fly fishing adult to wish they were a kid again, if only for a day. We recently spent three action-packed…

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Seeing is Believing – See the Possibilities

In BOOKS, FRIDAY FAVORITES

Here at Run Wild My Child, we don’t just encourage our boys to get outside. We want our daughters to have those same incredible experiences connecting with nature— wading through a muddy creek, collecting bugs, climbing trees, running through fields full of lightening bugs at dusk. We want to get girls outside and keep them there! Inspiring our girls The benefits of outside play are innumerable, and girls should have access to all of these…

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