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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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Friday Favorites: Summer Shoes for Kids

In FAVORITE GEAR, FRIDAY FAVORITES

Summer is officially here and it’s time to get outside to explore. If your kids are anything like mine, they’re constantly on the go, in a creek, up a tree, hiking a trail, jumping out of a swing or digging for worms, so they need clothing and footwear that’s durable, waterproof and comfortable. Over the last few years we’ve gone through many a pair of summer sandals and water shoes. Some were destroyed and some…

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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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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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