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Hiking the Appalachian Trail

Overnight Backpacking on the Appalachian Trail with a Toddler

In CAMP, FAMILY TRAVEL, HIKE

Hi friends! As you know, Run Wild My Child is all about helping parents get their children outdoors and back into nature, one adventure at a time. While I wish I could quit my day job and spend all my time traveling and outdoor adventuring with my kids so I could share everything with you, I sadly cannot do it all. However, I’m thrilled to announce that in the upcoming months we will be featuring…

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Friday Favorites: Outdoorsy Instagramers
Friday Favorites: Outdoorsy Instagramers
Friday Favorites: Outdoorsy Instagramers
Friday Favorites: Outdoorsy Instagramers
Friday Favorites: Outdoorsy Instagramers
Friday Favorites: Outdoorsy Instagramers
Friday Favorites: Outdoorsy Instagramers
Friday Favorites: Outdoorsy Instagramers
Friday Favorites: Outdoorsy Instagramers

Friday Favorites: Outdoorsy Instagramers

In FRIDAY FAVORITES, PHOTOGRAPHY

Happy Friday, friends! For this week’s installment of Friday Favorites, I’d like to share a few of my favorite outdoorsy Instagramers with you. Two of my biggest passions are getting kids outdoors and photography, so I get very excited when I find other like minded parents with a drive to get their kids exploring outdoors and an eye for images. Each of these accounts are full of gorgeous photos, beautiful words and lot of outdoor…

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30 Must-Take Summer Photos

In OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES, PHOTOGRAPHY

At the beginning of every season, the kids and I try to come up with a bucket list of things we want to do and places we want to visit over the next few months. Having a bucket list is a great way to get their input on their current interests and what’s important to each of them season by season. It’s also nice to have that list of things to do to refer to…

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Benefits of Creeking with Kids

In OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES

There are very few things my kids love more in life than playing in the water, whether that’s swimming in a pool, splashing in waves on the beach, running through the sprinkler or just hanging out in a bubble bath. My kids love water so much they volunteer to wash the dishes so they can play with the water in the sink. They get super excited about rainstorms because they know they can jump in…

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Twist Travel Summer Ocean

Twist Travel Magazine – Summer Issue

In OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES

I’m so excited to share the summer edition of Twist Travel Magazine with you today! Twist Travel is an online travel magazine that launched a few months ago (this is the second issue). Twist is the brainchild of my friend Andrea Fellman, an awesome ex-pat mom living the wanderlust life (Wanderlust Living) with her family in Barcelona (and previously Costa Rica) and Keryn Means, travel writer (Walking on Travels) and mom of 4. They’ve got an…

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Beginner’s Guide to Geocaching with Kids

In GEOCACHING, OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES

Raise your hand if your kids are into nature AND treasure hunting! If so, I have the ultimate hobby (addiction) for you – geocaching! Our family gave geocaching a try for the first time last year on a rainy spring day and quickly fell in love with it.  Going for long nature walks with kids can sometimes lead to boredom or frustration, but geocaching will keep them focused, entertained and begging to get back outside. It’s a really…

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DIY painted rock tic tac toe

Painted Tic-Tac-Toe Rocks

In CRAFTS

Tic-Tac-Toe is one of those games that’s easy enough for preschoolers, yet is still competitive enough to entertain older kids and adults. Tic-tac-toe is one of my 4 year-old’s favorite games to play – mainly because it’s fast and quick, so it holds his short attention span and you can play many times in a row before he’s ready to move on to something else. I love tic-tac-toe because I believe it teaches kids a…

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Raising Butterflies with Kids

In NATURE SCHOOL, OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES

One of our favorite spring and summer activities is to raise our own butterflies from caterpillars. Watching the life cycle of a butterfly is absolutely fascinating, for both kids and adults. My husband and I are always surprised to find ourselves incredibly invested in the health and growth of our little caterpillars and we watch over them like concerned parents. The kids love observing the caterpillars as they inch their way around and explore, they…

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Neighborhood Scavenger Hunt

In OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES, PRINTABLES

Kids need adventures, but not every outdoor adventure needs to be deep in the woods, on a mountainside, or next to a river. While those types of adventures are great, adventures can also be found in your own backyard or while exploring your street. We realize that not everyone has easy access to trout streams or acres of wooded areas, but that doesn’t mean that kids can’t observe and connect with the nature that’s around…

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gardening with kids

Gardening with Kids

In GARDENING

A few months ago I decided that the kids and I would plant a garden this year. I used to have a small garden in the backyard before there were any children  in my life (oh, glorious free time!), but busy spring months at work and having two summer babies put my gardening on hold for the last couple years. This year I decided to give it another go. I knew that it would be…

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Friday Favorites: Mother’s Day Gifts for Outdoorsy Moms

In FAVORITE GEAR, FRIDAY FAVORITES

Mother’s Day is just a few weeks away, so for this week’s Friday Favorites post, I thought I’d share a few favorite things from my Mother’s Day wishlist. While I certainly wouldn’t mind breakfast in bed followed by a day at the spa, fun outdoor gear for myself and the family is always at the top of my list. I’ve had my eye on some of this gear for a while, but just haven’t been…

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