Posts Tagged ‘outdoors’

The Ultimate Family-Friendly Camping Gear Guide

With 13,000 public campgrounds in the US and Canada (and that doesn’t even count private ones or go-pitch-a-tent-in-an-abandoned-field ones), we have good reason to believe that the oftentimes thought of extinct act of camping does still, in fact, exist. That there are still families who own a sleeping bag and a canteen and aren’t afraid to put down the smartphone for a night or two warms our souls. So, as the temperature starts to thaw, the kids begin to remember what grass and trees are, and Mom and Dad are finally ready to tackle that New Year’s resolution of “spend more time together as a family”, it’s time to circle a weekend on the calendar and go good ol’ fashioned camping!

We won’t let you take ol’ fashioned camping too literally, though. In this day and age, even basic camping gear comes with bells and whistles. We’re excited to show you what the camping gear industry looks like today, and what essential – yet oh so cool – products are out there to give your family-friendly camping excursion a modern and just-like-home feel.

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Warm, Dry, And Fashionably Cute with The Original Muck Boot Company

All you want this winter is to bundle your little people up, keep them warm, and looking halfway decent. It would be a bonus if not only were they bundled, warm, and looking so adorably cute, but they’re dry! There’s nothing more challenging with snow (and melting snow) than having your kids feet stay warm and dry after hours of playing. Not only that, but some of us have outdoor chores and our own playtime to do – keeping your feet warm, dry, comfortable is exactly what you want in a winter boot. There’s nothing wrong with also adding in a bit of sass to the functionality of your boot. Muck Boot Company has combined comfort and high performance with style to bring you the best footwear on the market. 

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Unique Gifts for Holiday 2016 #DmHoliday16

Half the fun of shopping for the holidays is selecting gifts for everyone on your list that they will love and enjoy throughout the year. You may want to find a gift that embodies their personality, hobbies, or passions. When you do, unique gifts are often the ticket for the most excitement during the holiday season. We’ve rounded up some of our favorite unique gift ideas to help make finding the perfect gift easy.

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Five Family Friendly Colorado Hikes

The summer months are the perfect time of year to explore nature together as a family. Hitting the road and experiencing the best sights and scenes throughout the nation is the perfect way to create family memories that your children will speak about for months to come.

If you are an adventure seeker, Colorado is one of the best places in the country to introduce your kiddos to the beauty of the outdoors. We’ve rounded up five of the best family friendly hikes and all the tips you need to stay safe and connected on the journey.

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3 Reasons to Keep a Trampoline…Year Round

Think your kids don’t get out enough? It’s probably true! Imagine watching your children develop and explore their talents through tricks and flips you may have thought were only reserved for the professionals. Every one of those “professionals” had to start somewhere.

Got sharing issues among your children? Get a trampoline. Worried your homeschooler isn’t “socializing”? Get a trampoline. Want to help your child with balance and confidence? Get a trampoline. Plus, mom and dad can use it and lead by example, becoming your child’s hero (and giving you a bit of exercise too)!

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4 Hidden Dangers to Watch Out for This Summer

Time spent outdoors this summer, and especially as we head into the slightly cooler months of fall, can make the best childhood memories — family hikes, camping trips, and trail explorations. However, they can also make for some pretty itchy–possibly poo-filled — situations that while yes, they too will be memorable, they may not be the childhood memories you’re hoping for. Learn how to spot and prevent common natural dangers in your woods and waters to keep outdoor childhood memories pleasant!

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8 Reasons to Choose Recycled Plastic for Your Outdoor Activities

Summer has finally arrived, and if your family is anything like ours, you’ll be spending most of your time outdoors.

While many adventures need nothing more than a good imagination, we’d be lying if we told you that our backyards are free of a few simple items. Interestingly enough, most of them are made from recycled plastic! And, while we’re all for avoiding plastic when it comes to anything that might get close to our children’s digestive system, we’re 100% confident that recycled plastic is the way to go when it comes to outdoor activities. 

Need a little convincing? Here are 8 reasons you should choose recycled plastic too.

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Creating an Outdoor Playground with American Plastic Toys

      

Wouldn’t it be fabulous if you could create a private outdoor playground in your own backyard? Your kids could get outdoor time playing with toys while you enjoy fresh air and a cup of coffee. Most of us don’t dare to consider doing this, because play equipment and toys can be expensive. And when it comes to outdoors, those expensive toys can get ruined by the elements pretty quickly. What if we told you that there is a company that can not only create the most amazing indoor or outdoor playroom for both boys and girls, but allow you to do it on a budget? Introducing American Plastic Toys.

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Scooters for the Whole Family

Scootering is a wonderful outdoor activity for both kids and adults during the summer months. Scooters are easy to pack into the car — unlike bikes which typically require a bike rack or some fancy maneuvering to fit them in the back of the car. Bring your scooter to a playgroup to ride with friends or to the grandparents’ to use on their long, smooth driveway! Take a family scoot to a local store or ice cream shop for a treat. The possibilities are endless! 

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10+ Playground Exercises for Mom

10Playground Exercises for Mom

Finding the time to workout is a huge challenge for most moms. Time for working out often comes at the expense of much needed down time- either when the children are sleeping or during your precious evening hours after work. What if instead of sacrificing this personal time, you could squeeze in a workout while also hanging out with the family? Our solution: The Playground Workout.

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A Mom’s Natural Medicine Cabinet Checklist

A Moms Natural Medicine Cabinet Checklist

We are still deep in cold and flu season, yet the temperatures are starting to warm up and kids are venturing outside more. This puts them at risk for cuts, scrapes, bug bites, sore muscles from playing hard, and all manner of germs. While you’re tackling your Spring cleaning, take a few moments to purge old and expired items from your medicine cabinet, (be sure to properly dispose of any drugs or supplements!) and re-stock with a few of these essentials for taking care of those scrapes and sniffles. Many of these remedies can probably be found right in your kitchen, the rest are readily available at natural grocery stores or easily ordered online.

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