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5 must take beach photos of kids

5 Must Take Beach Photos

In BEACH, PHOTOGRAPHY

Taking photos of your kids at the beach can be both overwhelming and difficult with all the different variations of shots, light conditions and hazards to your camera (water and sand!). Today we’ve got professional photographer and self-proclaimed beach addict Laura Parker of Laura Parker Photography here to help you capture five incredible photos of your kids on your next beach adventure. She’ll walk you through camera settings, sunlight conditions and show you how to…

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Raising Kids that Love to Fish

In FISH, OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES

Fishing is one of our favorite year-round outdoor activities to do with the kids. In case you didn’t know, fishing is a very big deal in our family. Not only did I grow up on a river in a fishing household, but I married a man that lives and breathes fly fishing. Fishing has played a huge role in our relationship, from my husband giving me waders for our first Christmas together, to proposing with a…

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Tips for Capturing Amazing Sprinkler Photos

In OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES, PHOTOGRAPHY

I am absolutely thrilled to bring you today’s guest post from Kristie of L Photographie on how to take amazing sprinkler photos of your kids this summer. Kristie is a great friend, a former sorority sister and my family’s personal photographer. She’s also a wonderful teacher and has become one of my go-to resources for all things photography-related. Since it’s a million degrees outside, I though this would be the perfect time to share this…

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Creating a Wormery with Kids

In NATURE SCHOOL, OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES

Worms! Wiggly, squiggly, creepy, crawly, long, dirty, slimy and slick; it’s no wonder that kids are fascinated with worms. From the time my son was 2 years old, digging for worms in our backyard has been one of his favorite things to do outdoors. He’s constantly amazed that worms live everywhere, right under our feet and are basically free for the taking!  He now digs up worms from around the neighborhood and we add the…

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Exploring Tide Pools with Kids

In BEACH, OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES

I’m so excited to bring you this guest post today all about exploring tide pools with kids. My good friend and fellow outdoor adventure mama Desirée Macke put together an absolutely fantastic post all about what kind of treasures you can find in the tide pools, when to go, what to pack, what to wear and even the best tide pool locations across the country. As a landlocked mama, I dream of doing these types…

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Slacklining for Kids

In OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES

Slacklining is a perfect way for kids of all ages to hone balancing skills while building core strength and confidence. My son received a slackline as a gift this past Christmas and we’ve had so much fun using it these last few months. Slacklining is one of my kids’ favorite backyard activities and I’m blown away by how much time they spend on it daily, balancing, bouncing and playing games. What is a slackline? A…

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Tips for Taking Great Photos on Stone Mountain

In OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES, PHOTOGRAPHY

We’re bringing you a great guest post today from Holly Davis of SunshineAndHolly.com. Holly lives in the Atlanta area and is sharing her tips, advice and recommendations for taking great photos at the top of Stone Mountain. If you have a kid-friendly outdoor adventure, outing, trip or activity that you’d like to share on our site, click that CONTRIBUTE button at the top of the page for more details. If you’ve been to Atlanta, chances are…

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Playground Games for Preschoolers

In OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES, PARK

Summer is finally here, which means long summer days and plenty of time to get outside to play. Allowing kids to play outdoors does all kinds of wonderful things for their minds and bodies. Getting outside is easier than you can imagine, no matter where you live. Being active outdoors doesn’t have to be complicated or require a lot of gear or planning – it can be as easy as exploring a local park or…

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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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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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