Articles by: Amelia Mayer

Camping with Babies and Toddlers

Camping with Babies and Toddlers

Camping with kids is possible (and can certainly be great fun!) There is no “magic” age where camping as a family is easier – every stage has its own challenges. It’s much easier to begin habits early and continue to evolve them over the years than suddenly try to talk older kids into doing something that is completely foreign to them.

by June 20, 2012 0 comments Skills
“The Trail Hound’s Handbook” Review

“The Trail Hound’s Handbook” Review

Wilderness Press is about to release an informative handbook for outdoor enthusiasts with dogs. Marketed as “Your Family Guide to Hiking with Dogs”, we were thrilled to have a chance to check it out before it hits the shelves in the next couple of weeks.

by April 25, 2012 0 comments Gear
“Gearing up Families to Go Screen Free” Event

“Gearing up Families to Go Screen Free” Event

I know that we also live in a society where computers are an integral (and very important) part of work and school. There is sometimes simply no way of getting around that. But in hopes of increasing your chances of succeeding, here are some ideas for going screen free that can be tailored to your own work, school and family needs if you just can’t go turn off for an entire week

by April 18, 2012 0 comments Community
Raising a Wild Child

Raising a Wild Child

Our children are playing on “safe” playgrounds leaving little room for imagination and challenging their bodies and minds through problem solving. Many of our youth are so self-involved that they forget what it means to have to work together with others and be mindful of the environment around them. Because they don’t have to. They live in an instant gratification society.

by March 5, 2012 0 comments Skills
Kids and Electronics on the Trail

Kids and Electronics on the Trail

As a family, we believe that habits certainly start young and know that this time with our todder will (hopefully) kindle a lifelong love of nature. But, all hope is not lost. Kids of all ages watch their parents intently and base their own opinions on what they see, like it or not.

by January 30, 2012 0 comments Skills
Kids in the Winter: Innocent Trust and Love for the Outdoors

Kids in the Winter: Innocent Trust and Love for the Outdoors

And here I was throwing myself a little pity party as I struggled to make my skis progress UP (and not backwards in sloppy reverse)! Our roles were switched as I questioned everything we were getting ourselves into, while our son was all smiles full of innocent trust in us and this adventure.

by January 5, 2012 0 comments Skills
Instilling a Love for the (Winter) Outdoors

Instilling a Love for the (Winter) Outdoors

But, the real question is how do you maintain motivation when family adventures turn into family “disasters” when a trip doesn’t go quite as planned?

by December 20, 2011 0 comments Skills