Kick-off Your 2017 Fitness Goals with the 365 Mile Challenge No Comments

365 mile challenge Tips for Setting 2017 Fitness Goals & Why You Need a Community to Support You How many of you are really trying to think of your 2017 fitness goals? As a mom and outdoor nerd, I have realized the importance of setting goals and having a community rooting for my goals. One thing I realized this year is that there are a Read more

Joovy Caboose Ultralight Graphite Stroller Review No Comments

It seems like just yesterday that the new school year was beginning and we were sending out little ones off on their first day. Now, the school year is coming to a close and the summer months are stretching before us with the promise of endless fun and a new batch of memories waiting to be made. For several months now my family and I Read more

365 Mile Challenge 3 Comments

What is the 365 Mile Challenge?  Today I'm excited to announce the 356 Mile Challenge. This is a project we've been working on for a few months and a few friends on Facebook got a sneak peek. Here's the thing. Somedays, most days, I feel like a complete fraud. I'm an outdoor blogger but don't always like going outdoors. Especially when it is winter and freezing.  Why Read more

10 Tips for Women Hiking the Inca Trail No Comments

  Train Three months of training is recommended. Any cardiovascular endurance training will be helpful, but spinning and steep hikes specifically will help you strengthen your quads and the support muscles surrounding your knees.  As for strength training, stairs are critical (as most of the trail is giant steps).  A stair stepper at the gym is great, just make sure to add some weighted lunges as well Read more

The North Face Explore Fund No Comments

Explore with The North Face Grant  What if there was a grant that helped encourage outdoor activities? The North Face Explore Fund offers $500,000 each year to non-profit organizations. The Explore Fund has given at least 400 grants throughout its time. The Explore Fund reopens every year. Here are some things you should know about The North Face Explore Fund. National Parks The North Face Explore Fund is Read more

Passport Changes You Should Know About No Comments

If you love to travel, then having the correct passport is crucial. Sometimes passport laws change and you don’t even know about them. Luckily, our team travels a lot and we’re able to stay up to date on passport laws. Renew Your Passport If your passport is outdated, what’s with the delay? Get it updated now to avoid any issues down the road. To get into Mexico, Read more

Snowflake Inspired Art Projects For Kids No Comments

My kids and I love making snowflake inspired art projects. There just is something exciting about snowflakes. I teach my kids that they are unique, just like snowflakes. They love to hear that and I love to tell them. Check out these snowflakes inspired art projects for kids. Make Your Own Snow I love the idea of making my own snow! What a great idea for those Read more

10 easy ways to get kids excited about giving back this holiday season 1 Comment

Ten easy ways to get kids excited about giving back this holiday season As a parent, I always look forward with anticipation for the delight in my childrens’ eyes as they open those gifts I’ve excitedly selected for them. My heart fills with gratitude for the abundance in our lives that makes it possible to give my loved ones the things they most desire. I’m also Read more

Top 4 Products That Keep the Germs Away No Comments

  Healthy Holidays With the cold weather coming on and December calendars filling up with all sorts of fun, keeping the winter colds and flus away can feel overwhelming.  We’ve put together a round-up of our favorite germ-fighting products to help your family stay healthy and focused on all the best parts of this wonderful time of year. 1. Softy Wet Wipes The holiday season often comes with lots of Read more

2016 Big Holiday Giveaway 117 Comments

UPDATED: THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW OVER. THANK YOU FOR ENTERING. CHECK YOUR EMAIL TO SEE IF YOU WON. The 2016 Big Holiday Giveaway Throughout the year we have been busy reviewing the best gear for the outdoors. We start the review process in August at the Outdoor Retailer Show in Salt Lake City. From August through October, we review and use over 300 products that are submitted. Our Read more

2016 Holiday Gift Guide No Comments

Holiday Gift Guide 2016 We know that you’d rather spend time enjoying together as a family than out at the mall shopping. That’s why we’ve put together a Holiday Gift Guide. We hope you enjoy the Holiday Gift Guide! This year we’ve included more ideas for outdoor families and dogs! There is something for the bike lover, music lover and for families that aren’t afraid to get outdoors Read more

Thankful For Our Tribe 78 Comments

Thankful For Our Tribe This time of year is my favorite. There is a coolness in the air and Thanksgiving is coming. Thanksgiving is one of my favorite Holidays because we gather with family and focus on what we are thankful for. This past Monday for family night, we wrote down all the things we are thankful for on a big piece of presentation paper (think huge Read more

Seussical the Musical comes to Sugarhouse No Comments

TAKE YOUR KIDS TO PLAYS LIKE THIS Take your kids to a community play! It’s a great way to help them grow their imaginations, learn social skills and develop a love of the arts. If you happen to live in the Greater Salt Lake area, Highland High School’s November 19 matinee of Seussical the Musical is just the kind of kid-friendly option to consider (2166 S Read more

Family Travel: Disneyland Deals No Comments

Family Travel: Disneyland Who doesn’t want to take their kids to Disneyland at some point in their lives? I know it has always been a dream of mind to take my kids to Disneyland. We love Disneyland and are planning our next trip! in 2012 we shared our Disneyland review. Right now Getaway Today has some great Disneyland Deals on trips to Disneyland! They also have some Read more

Patagonia Nano Puff Jacket 1 Comment

Why I Love Patagonia Nano Puff Jacket Winter is quickly approaching here in Utah. That means it’s important that I get my family ready for winter, clothing wise, and I am sharing some of my favorite products and affiliate links this year. Luckily, we have always found favor in the Patagonia Nano Puff Jackets.If you have never owned one of these jackets, you’re missing out. I want Read more