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Finally! I’m Back With An Instagram Contest


  Well, hello there! It has been quite awhile since I have posted anything new here. I decided to take a break over the summer and that break turned into another break during the start of the school year, and here we are almost through fall. Ooops! The good news is… I am back. And […]

5 Hikes in Moab for Kids

Broken Arch. Arches National Park. Moab, UT

  Spring is an exceptional time to visit Moab with your kids. Flowers, cactus and trees are blooming creating a beautiful landscape of color against the red rock. The temperatures are perfect, warm during the day and cool in the evening. You don’t have to seek shade due to the scorching sun. Shade is very […]

Pines & Palms Giveaway

Pines & Palms shirt for kids

  It’s time for a        It’s been a while since I’ve hosted one, so dust off your keyboards and enter this great giveaway from   Pines & Palms is a children’s adventure apparel brand that seeks to inspire a love of nature & spirit of adventure in younger generations. Helping to ensure […]

Winter Plans Fizzle + Tasc Performance

Broken Arch in Arches National Park

Winter Plans Fizzle Ever get excited about the upcoming season only to have it turn out completely opposite of how you imagined it? That’s exactly what has happened with all my plans for this winter. Because we didn’t have any out of town trips planned I was excited to do some winter hiking, sledding, and […]

2015 Outdoor Gear Gift Guide For Kids

2015 kids gift guide

    Looking for last minute gifts for your Adventure Tyke? Here are some tried and true ideas. Some items appear on my gift list every year because I love them so much, however, there are some great new items that I love, as well.         Deuter – Every outdoor child needs […]

Aventura Clothing Favorites for Winter

  Better late than never is what I always say and even though fall has left us and winter has arrived there is still plenty of time to wear these adorable, practical and stylish outfits from Aventura Clothing. Put one, two or even three items on your holiday wish list or gents surprise your significant […]

The Difference Between Frostbite and Frostnip

Photographing in Fog - Glacier National Park

Back in 2005 Bedge and I were making our way to Granite Park Chalet on the Highline trail in Glacier National Park when a storm rolled in and the temperature dropped 30 degrees. We took our time photographing the wildflowers peeking through the fog until we got too cold, and then quickly made our way […]

Thankful For Families Giveaway


Are you ready for this?!?!? I am! I’m super excited to share this giveaway with you! I’ve partnered with 18 outdoor bloggers to bring you an awesome giveaway sponsored by amazing brands. We want to see what you are thankful for.   Read below for details…     Enter to win the #ThankfulForFamilies #OutdoorFamilies GIVEAWAY! […]

What Does It Take To Backpack With Kids


  J-Man is 6 years old and I’m still surprised at the responses we get when other folks see us backpacking into the wilderness with him. When he was an infant and we hiked you would have thought I had an alien on my back. The comments, although encouraging, were also surprising. It didn’t occur […]

Seeking Summer Adventures

Toddlers seeing the ocean for the first time

  When you think of summer what comes to mind? For me it’s long days playing in the sun, family vacations, ice cream galore, hikes to watering holes to cool off, morning bike rides, floating down the river, and the list goes on and on and on. Now that school is back in session and […]

Wilderness Safety Tips For Kids

Kid hiking

  Just the other day a 10 year old boy was lost in the Uinta Mountain outside of Salt Lake City. As a parent of a 6 year old my heart sank when I heard the news. I couldn’t imagine what the parents were going through. Thank goodness the boy was found safe after 29 […]

Hiking, Biking and Kayaking in the Tetons

  Wow! It’s almost the end of August and summer is almost over. How did that happen? I guess time flies when you’re having fun, right? As I look back on our adventure packed summer our June trip to the Grand Teton National Park seems like eons ago and I have yet to share some […]

Comfort and Style from Aventura

Mom and son in the mountains

  Hopping rocks in the Blake Skimmer Pant and Flannery Top. I’ve been living in this outfit since spring. I love it!   As an active mom who is ALWAYS on the go with a 6 year old I need comfy clothes. Comfy clothes that allow me to jump on rocks, swing around in the […]

Our Grand Tetons Trip in Pictures

Grand Teton National Park

  A couple weeks ago we returned from 13 days in glorious Grand Teton National Park. Bedge leads a photography workshop there every year, so J-Man and I tag along and we turn it into a family vacation. Grand Teton NP is one of my favorite places. It was one of my first national parks […]

Corona Arch Hike in Moab

Corona Arch hike in Moab, UT

    Corona Arch     Details: Length: 3 miles round trip Hours: 2 – 3 Difficulty: moderate (only because of the steps and ladder) Elevation gain: 440 feet Dog friendly: Yes **There is very little shade along this trail, so plan accordingly. Also, there is a canyon below so be mindful of children and […]