Roadtripping with 3 young children: 5 Family West Coast Destinations

Some parents are horrified when they think of travelling long distances in a car with young children. Add in that you are not going to use any technology and many families would say that is impossible. Well Rachel and Andrew Machnee do not and have been on multiple family roadtrips with their 3 young children.…

Gear Review: Burton Snowboard for Toddlers and Preschoolers

Snowboarding has come a long ways since the first person slapped a piece of wood to their feet.   They are being made in different sizes and weights with varying technology. Now there are product lines dedicated for children as little as 1 year old but deciding which snowboard  your toddlers/preschoolers need can be a challenge. …

The Realities of Adventuring with a Toddler: A Mom’s How-To Guide

Remember me? I’m the mom who packed up her 5 month old and headed out on a backcountry fishing trip in northern Canada with my husband in the post “A Floatplane, A boat and a Baby”.    I also said something to the effect of we wanted to take the attitude that ‘this baby was joining…

#AdventureWithThemOnya: Win the Onya Pure Baby Carrier (Instagram Giveaway)

Our family recently came home from a 3 week VW camping trip that took us from Calgary, Alberta  to  Tofino – Bainbridge Island – Glacier National Park. The trip was epic.  We surfed, boogie board, dug in the sand and went on some  amazing hikes. On all of our hikes we brought along the Onya…

Embracing each stage of life…

Embracing each stage of our daughters’ lives has been so important to the enjoyment of our outdoor family activities. Before they  could walk,  our hearts would swell as we watched them simply explore tiny rocks or dig in the sand. These little moments in the early days are wonderful BUT… the excitement that comes when…