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OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES

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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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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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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dry run creek fly fishing for kids

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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Creating Journey Sticks with Kids

Journey Sticks and the Art of Storytelling

In CRAFTS, HIKE, OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES

I’m really excited to bring you today’s post, all about creating storytelling journey sticks with your kids. The amazing and uber-talented Jessica, from Collect. Make. Explore. is here to show you how to incorporate elements of your hikes, adventures and outings into beautiful physical storytelling devices. I love the lessons this project teaches – from being observant in nature to inspiring creativity in retelling the story of your adventures. This would be a great project to…

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Sit Spotting: Nature Meditation with Kids

In OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES

Today we have a great post for all you busy parents out there that need/want to take some time to slow down and absorb nature vibes. This time of year is always a mad flurry of activities, outings and adventures and it can be very easy to get overwhelmed by your schedule and to do list. However, Brandi Rondinelli of Soulshine Photography is here today to walk us through the benefits of sit spotting in…

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Making Mandalas in Nature with Kids

In CRAFTS, OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES

I’m so excited to bring you a post today all about making mandalas in nature with kids, submitted by the amazing Doria Lotan. She was born and raised in New York and currently lives in Sweden where she and her husband are “unschooling” their three kids. She has a degree in Philosophy and works as a content writer for a living. You can find her on Instagram (@heartledadventures) and follow along her parenting journey. Fostering…

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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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