Humans of the Outdoors: Kari

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A note from Maman on the Trail: Meet Kari, a human of the outdoors. Kari lives in Custer, South Dakota and gets outdoors with her husband and their two boys, aged 5 and 9 years old. Here is her story… On her time outdoors… Our family of 4 includes myself, Dad (Tom), Calvin, who is 9 years old, and Linus,… Read more »

Frontenac Challenge 2016 – The First Quarter

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I knew I liked hiking before we signed up for the Frontenac Challenge (obviously) but, my goodness, has that ever been emphasized through our weekly wilderness outings as a family. With Trail Dad working full time for the first time since we became a family of three, we crave the weekend. We have become “weekend warriors” and we are making… Read more »

Lessons on Litter-free Lunches

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A note from Maman on the Trail: Back in July, I wrote a guest post for Rochelle during the Love Your Lake campaign. Now she’s returning the favour and shedding some light on litter along with some tips for packing litter-free lunches.  *This post contains affiliate links. Written By: Rochelle Archibald, A Greener Future For two years, A Greener Future, the… Read more »

Humans of the Outdoors: Jessica

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A note from Maman on the Trail: Meet Jessica, a human of the outdoors. Jessica lives in East Bay, California and gets outdoors with her husband and their two boys, aged 5 months and 2 years old. Here is her story… On her time outdoors… We’re outside everyday! We go on walks, hikes, adventures with our two year old and five… Read more »

Go Little One Go Anti-Slip Pants Review (+ Giveaway September 14-28)

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I received this item at no cost to facilitate my review. All opinions remain my own.  The day Huckleberry the Trail Baby hit 8 months, he was up on his knees attempting to crawl. He was also cutting a tooth and pulling himself into a standing position. Yes, all at once! Anyway, back to the crawling…like any baby, he didn’t… Read more »

MiaMily Hipster Plus Baby Carrier Review (+ Giveaway Sept. 12-26)

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Back in the spring, I had the opportunity to review the MiaMily HIPSTER, and it made for some very happy hiking! This was just before the launch of the MiaMily HIPSTER Plus, and the only complaints we had about it had already been addressed in the new & improved model. Now that we have tried the MiaMily HIPSTER Plus, I… Read more »

Humans of the Outdoors: Amanda

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A note from Maman on the Trail: In light of my recent screening & review of the “Nature Play Film: Take Childhood Back”, here is an account of someone else inspired by the nature play movement.  Meet Amanda, a human of the outdoors. Amanda lives in Calgary, Alberta and gets outdoors with her husband and their two children, aged 3… Read more »

Spray Pal Splatter Shield Review (+ Giveaway September 5-19)

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I received these items at no cost to facilitate my review. All opinions remain my own.  What do I do with the poop? Every cloth diapering parent has asked that at least once. I asked both Lindsay of Maman Loup’s Den and Stefanie of The Monarch Mommy, and then Bookworm the Trail Dad asked me. At first the answer is easy,… Read more »

Humans of the Outdoors: Alicia

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A note from Maman on the Trail: Meet Alicia, a human of the outdoors. Alicia lives in Indiana and gets outdoors with her husband and their two daughters, who are 3 years old and 7 months old. Here is her story… On her time outdoors… My 3 year old gets me outdoors, ha ha! She loves being outside, playing with the… Read more »

A Look at the “NaturePlay – Take Childhood Back” Film

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This film…I just…I can’t…Words…Gah! Thoughts and feelings and ideas are darting around in my head like squirrels in a park in the fall. I have sat here for well over an hour typing and backspacing an introduction to this blog post. I don’t know where to start. And that is a good thing; it means that this film is making… Read more »

Sign Me Up for the Frontenac Challenge

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For those loyal readers who have been here since the beginning, you know how much I like a good challenge. We’re pretty good at forming healthy outdoorsing (yes, it’s a real word, according to me) habits, but a little extra motivation never hurts. Already this year, we have participated in two other challenges that encourage more time outdoors: Hike it… Read more »

Camping with Cloth Diapers: Dos & Don’ts

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*This post may contain affiliate links. Have you shied away from taking cloth diapers camping with you? Are you wondering if cloth diapering in the backcountry is a possibility? I am here today to tell you that IT IS POSSIBLE and WE’VE DONE IT! I don’t think I tell you often enough, but I’m not an expert. At anything really…. Read more »

Humans of the Outdoors: Stephenie

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A note from Maman on the Trail: Meet Stephenie, a human of the outdoors. Stephenie lives near Chattanooga, Tennessee and gets outdoors with her husband and their eight children (aged 2-17). Here is her story… On her time outdoors… Our family gets outdoors on a weekly basis, if not more. The kids play outside on a daily basis; there is a… Read more »

guzzie+Guss Perch High-Chair Review (+ Giveaway August 28-30)

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I received these items at no cost to facilitate my review. All opinions remain my own.  We live in a 2-bedroom apartment and have taken a minimalistic approach to baby gear. We try to only acquire dual-purpose items or those that pack small and travel well. And, we cannot store items that we stop using after only a few months,… Read more »

Humans of the Outdoors: Jenny

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A note from Maman on the Trail: Meet Jenny, a human of the outdoors. Jenny lives in Florida and gets outdoors with her fiancé, two teenage sons (aged 14 and 17), and her dog. Here is her story… On her time outdoors… I trail run a few times a week and also plan my vacations around being outdoors. I usually… Read more »

Momzelle Breastfeeding Apparel Review (+ Giveaway Aug 17-Sept 7)

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I received these items at no cost to facilitate my review. All opinions remain my own.  I spend a lot of time being active. You have noticed that, right? Okay, good. I also spend a lot of time breastfeeding. And those two activities don’t always go together easily. This is due mostly to the clothing options for easy boob access…. Read more »

Humans of the Outdoors: Whitney

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A note from Maman on the Trail: Meet Whitney, a human of the outdoors. Whitney lives in Fort Myers, Florida and gets outdoors with her husband, their two children aged 3-5, her dog and friends. Here is her story… On her time outdoors… Once a week during the summer, my kids and I choose a different campground or state park… Read more »

Huckleberry’s First Camping Trip

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I can finally stand behind the “Camping” part of my blog’s tagline as we have officially camped as a family! Huckleberry’s first camping trip was a backcountry adventure in Frontenac Provincial Park, less than an hour from home. We kept it fairly simple, and hiked in from the north end of the park to the nearest campsite, only a 20-minute… Read more »