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OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES

The Perfect Snow Day

In OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES, SKI/SNOW

With the groundhog seeing his shadow and predicting six more weeks of winter, I thought it might be a nice change of pace to put a hold on the winter-bashing and share a beautiful post, written and photographed by the amazing Angie Mahlke, all about embracing your inner child this winter and having a perfect snow day with your kids. We know winter can be a tough time for parents – with temperatures plummeting outside,…

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Hiking with Kids: Galisteo Basin Preserve, Santa Fe

In FAMILY TRAVEL, HIKE, LOCAL GEMS, OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES

Today’s post is all about hiking Galisteo Basin Preserve in Santa Fe, NM. Photographer, mama and outdoor adventurer Kelli Johansen is taking us along on this gorgeous hike with her family, including her 2 year-old daughter. She’s got some great information on hiking with toddlers, what you need to know before you go and what to pack on your adventure. If you have any questions for Kelli, please leave them in the comments below. Galisteo…

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Costa Rica with Kids

In FAMILY TRAVEL, LOCAL GEMS, OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES

I’m thrilled to bring you an amazing guest post today from the adventurous and talented Giselle Wyckoff. Giselle is a NYC mom of 2. She recently spent a week in Costa Rica with her family and documented the entire journey for us! She’s here to share all their amazing adventures, activities and experiences – giving some tips, advice and recommendations on how to successfully do Costa Rica with kids. If you have any questions for…

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Tips for Getting Kids Outdoors More

In OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES

Over the last few years I’ve heard so many parents and friends say that they want to get their kids outside more.  Yes, yes, yes! A new year is here and it’s the perfect time to set a goal of getting your kids outside more often.  That’s exactly what this website is all about! Let’s make this a year of outdoor adventure, together. I’m here to share some tips for getting kids outdoors more this…

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Out & About in Overland Park with Kids

In FAMILY TRAVEL, LOCAL GEMS, MCFAMILY, OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES

This post was sponsored by Visit Overland Park. Some accommodations, events and activities were comped for review purposes. All opinions expressed and photos contained in this post belong to the author. Last weekend we had the pleasure of spending some time in and around the Overland Park, Kansas area with the kids. Overland Park is a suburb of Kansas City and chock-full of fun attractions, amazing food and kid-friendly experiences. It’s the second largest city in…

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Tips for Cutting Down Your Own Christmas Tree

In MCFAMILY, OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES

Cutting down your own Christmas tree is a fun family tradition that gives you adventure, fresh air and a respect for nature. It’s a fun excuse for a little physical exercise in the great outdoors and wonderful reason for your family to spend some time together. While you might expect a pro-nature argument against cutting down a live tree, it’s actually the opposite. When you choose a real tree over a plastic artificial one, you…

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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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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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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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