Welcome to Run Wild My Child, your destination for all things kid-friendly and outdoorsy. This site is dedicated to getting kids outside and back to nature, one adventure at a time. Whether it’s through family travel, nature crafts, outdoor educational games or an outdoor activity, we know that kids are happiest and learn best when they’re outside, exploring and getting their hands dirty. We want to be your main resource for outdoor family inspiration and to help you find new ways to encourage your child to run wild.

I’m Sara and I’ll be your tour guide. My husband Ryan and I are both attorneys in St. Louis, MO and have two children – affectionately nicknamed Mac (5) and Mim (3) – and one more on the way (baby boy Moe, expected March 2018). We share a love for the outdoors and are committed to raising our kids to respect and appreciate nature. I grew up in the country and did lots of camping, canoeing and exploring the woods when I was little. Ryan developed a passion for fly-fishing at an early age and a deep love for all things nature-based as a biology major.  Together we’ve hiked an active volcano, swam with sharks, explored ancient Mayan ruins, fly fished mountain streams, skied black diamonds, climbed waterfalls, rafted through underground caves and camped in the snow…just to name a few of our outdoor adventures.

But our biggest adventure by far has been parenting our little wildlings! We’re excited to share our outdoor family activities, trips and adventures with you and hope this will be a place where you feel inspired, supported and encouraged to get yourself and your kids outside, no matter where you live!


Run Wild My Child - Sara McCarty