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Tag Archives: kids

  • Rock Climbing Kids

    Posted on July 8, 2014 by olinselot

    Baby Climber This rock climbing baby is too cute.

    How early should you start letting kids explore their rock climbing skills? Most parents, at some point, will have a child that loves to climb everything in the house. The truth is, children are born to climb and it is a natural way for them to stay active and begin to develop strength and dexterity - so long as it's not the cookie jar they are climbing to!


    Toddler Climber Toddlers naturally know how to rock climb

    In home rock climbing walls can be a fun addition to any home. Crash pads can be placed at on the floor in case your rock climbing kids happen to take a fall, but ideally you should only place hand holds at a height that your child can safely climb without getting hurt. Supervision is not only a must it is a great way to bond with your children and develop relationships of trust. Plus, diaper climbing toddlers are just too cute!

    Little Girl Rock Climber This rock climbing little girl has a bright healthy future

    If you safely let your children climb you will be shocked and inspired at how fearless and skilled they can be. You can give them a new hobby and positively impact their life, health, and love of the outdoors. Whether it is a climbing wall in the garage, or a local rock climbing hot spot, always put safety first and keep a smile on your face.

    This post was posted in Mountain Climbing, Outdoor Gear, Uncategorized and was tagged with children, kids, rock climbing

  • Tales of a Mountain Family - APPROVED

    Posted on November 12, 2013 by olinselot

    Tales of a Mountain Mama!

    talesofmountainmamalogoAmelia brings to us a wonderful, adventurous spirit from Yellowstone National Park! She takes advantage of every opportunity that comes her way to take her little ones outdoors, and share their experiences. Her content has a fun feel and is great information for outdoor enthusiast of all ages, not only families.  Amelia shares her story of what actually inspired her to share herself with the world through blogging about her passion of the outdoors.

    talesofmountainmamakiss"Two years ago, my second child was 4 months old, and I was realizing more than ever that getting out as a family and doing what we love was going to pose some challenges as our family grew.  To be honest, I was sleep-deprived and doing everything I could get outside as much as possible (in "protest" to the 6 weeks I spent on bed rest.)  I realized that I was not alone and, shockingly, there were many parents who chose to "hibernate" with newborns and young children because it was just so HARD to get out.  I understood the feeling, but also knew that my kids (and my husband and I) were happiest in the fresh air of nature.  The challenge was worth it. 
    talesofmountainmamaskiThe blog started as an outlet for me and, more importantly, a challenge to myself also to do what was best for myself and my family - to continue doing what we loved outside.  It has grown into a community, and I am ever-learning and challenged by our readers too!"

    While "Tales of a Mountain Family" is an outlet for Amelia and her family, she gives a perspective that is inspiring to her readers. A mother who uses her passion of the outdoors and writing combined as a way to inspire others is amazing. You will find a variety on her blog from informative gear reviews to recipes.

    Where is "Tales of a Mountain Family" headed? Amelia has a vision that she also shares with us...

    "As the blog grows and expands, I hope that it becomes even more of a place where families turn to find honest gear reviews (because we know that great gear helps keep kids warm and happy too) and inspiration.  I hope for even more of an interaction on our accompanying Facebook page where safe conversation happens to encourage an outdoor life.  The blog isn't just for young families, but that is where we are at right now in life and who I can relate to most right now."   
    talesofmountainmamafamilyIn an effort to appeal to readers across the country, Amelia has brought on a contributing writer to "Tales of a Mountain Family."  Ann has three children, and shares Amelia's passion for recreating with her family in the Florida urban environment.
    Visit The blog! You won't be disappointed!

    "Climb the mountains and get their good tidings. Nature's peace will
    flow into you as sunshine flows into trees. The winds will blow their
    own freshness into you, and the storms their energy, while cares will
    drop away from you like the leaves of Autumn."
    ― John Muir

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    This post was posted in Uncategorized and was tagged with camp, camping, family blog, family camping, family camping blog, gear review, kids, kids outdoors, taking kids outdoors

  • AKontheGO - APPROVED

    Posted on November 6, 2013 by olinselot

    Please enjoy our " Approved" outdoor bloggers, every week! has recently searched the web for inspiring bloggers who want to akonthegologomake a difference. We believe that having a strong network of people with similar interests will lead to a healthier, safer, and enjoyable existence. Now, sit back and relax, we have done the searching for you!

    "Tells the story of Alaska destinations through cultural, educational, and recreational opportunities appropriate for children." is a fantastic resource for families traveling to Alaska with children! Erin Kirkland, an Anchorage freelance writer and mother launched AKontheGo in 2009 to provide families with ideas on how to fully enjoy Alaska.
    akonthegofamilyErin, being mother herself, can give first hand advice, and tips that will make your visit to these locations more enjoyable. Her focus on family, and understanding the challenges that come with traveling with children gives a unique perspective that all parents can appreciate.

    AKontheGo is dedicated to telling the story of Alaska destinations, and how to fully enjoy the cultural and educational opportunities as you recreate in one of the most remote states of our time with your children.
    Erin is a member of the Alaska Travel Industry Association and Visit Anchorage, and she is also well connected to various Alaska vendors. She has created a list of vendors on her website that are specifically family-friendly products and services that will enhance the Alaska experience.

    Mark your calendar for Erin Kirkland's book coming March, 2014! Alaska on the Go: Exploring the 49th state with children, published by University of Alaska Press.

    Erin Kirkland is also a contributing editor to Alaska Magazine, and is cohost of the Alaska Travelgram Radio Show.

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