Tales of a Mountain Mama

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Inspiring families to get outside and explore (especially with their young children.) Gear reviews, giveaways and plenty of ADVENTURE!

Amelia is a winner of Top 25 Outdoorsy Moms - 2013

What's your favorite affordable outdoor activity to do with your kids?

As the weather turns, we love to bike and hike as a family. While biking is certainly more expensive, it is such a valuable life-long skill that we hold it in high importance. However, hiking is so easy and can really be done everywhere. Kids love to adventure and explore and they don't need anything fancy to do so!

What tips do you have for spending time outdoors when its cold?

Personally, I love the cold and winter weather, but also understand how it can be really tough especially with young children. My motto is "15 minutes outside every day...no matter what" (with a little wiggle room, of course!) I think investing in some good gear for kids (especially base and outer layers) is crucial and we talk about that a lot on the blog. Getting outside as a family (and being a good example for your kids) goes a really long way. If you love it, they love it! Check out the blog for tons of gear recommendations (and places to get good deals on them!)

What's a great vacation destination for families that want to spend time outside?

Camping. Pick a spot, plan it and go...for a few nights (it gets easier with each passing night!) Campsites are relatively cheap, you don't have to be locked into any certain spot and there are tons of options for making it comfortable and fun for everyone!