Monthly Archives: April 2016

Sign Me Up for the 30×30 Challenge!

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If you have been following along for the Hike it Baby 30 Challenge throughout April, then you already know how much I love a good challenge, some goal setting and some new daily habits! If you’re new here, then you can read all about those shenanigans here. Anyway, what better way is there to celebrate the end of one nature… Read more »

Kirby’s Ruffwear Knot-a-Leash Review

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I have had dogs my entire life and never have I cared about their leashes. I should rephrase that, never have I put effort into finding a leash I liked. There were leashes that I didn’t like, and leashes that I was indifferent about. It wasn’t until we won a Ruffwear prize pack from Valhalla Pure Outfitters last summer that… Read more »

Hike it Baby 30 April ’16 – Week 3

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As if week 3 of Hike it Baby 30 April ’16 is already over?! Where has the time gone? Anyway, if the first two weeks taught me anything, it’s that time outside does the body good and that I am NOT just a fair-weather hiker anymore. This past week though, neither of those mattered because there was a whole lotta… Read more »

Earth Day 2016: How Green is Maman on the Trail?

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Earth Day is like New Year’s for eco-enthusiasts: a time for celebrating, congratulating and making promises for the future. For me, it is a chance to take stock of what I am already doing to reduce my impact on the planet, and to make some resolutions for the coming year. Also, it’s just another excuses to make a big list… Read more »

Nidö Mini 2-in-1 Travel Tent Giveaway (April 20-May 4)

Nidö Mini 2-in-1 Travel Tent Giveaway

Welcome to the Nidö Mini 2-in-1 Travel Tent Giveaway hosted by Maman Loup’s Den Whether you’re traveling down south or just visiting grandma, the Nidö Mini 2-in-1 Tent provides a safe space for your 0-6 month old to sleep and play, both indoors and outdoors! Compact design, ideal for travelling Protects child from the sun (UVA and UVB rays), sand, wind and mosquitoes… Read more »

Hike it Baby 30 April ’16 – Week 2

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We are now halfway through the Hike it Baby 30 challenge for April ’16, and I am invested, engaged and thoroughly enjoying the quality outdoor time with Huckleberry. I am already getting ahead of myself and brainstorming how I will up the ante during the September HiB30 and beyond. Because I am finding the 30 miles to be more than… Read more »

Time to Pay Your Hiking Tax

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Spring means tax season, but not for the reasons that you are thinking. Yes, it is still income tax season, but it is also a time membership renewal for many parks and conservation areas. And I propose we call these dues “hiking tax”. While listening to a podcast a few months back, I was introduced to the term “backpacking tax”…. Read more »

Hike it Baby 30 April ‘16 – Week 1

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We are one week (and a few days) into Hike it Baby 30 April ’16, and we’re loving it! I can speak for Huckleberry because it is obvious in his enormous and plentiful smiles and how well he has been sleeping. And I am also in a much better mood lately and probably sleeping better (although never enough!). The fresh… Read more »

Earth Day Giveaway Hop (April 8-22)

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As you may or may not know, April is Earth Month. This is the month where we try to conserve, reduce, reuse, recycle, and think more about our effect on the planet. To celebrate, The Anti-June Cleaver and Our Piece of Earth have teamed up with an amazing group of bloggers to bring you the Earth Day giveaway hop where you will have the chance to… Read more »

Maman’s DIY Cloth Wipe Solution

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*This post contains affiliate links. When I decided that Huckleberry would be a cloth-diapered trail baby, it just made sense to me that we would also use cloth wipes. But, because I love being totally honest, I should also tell you that I cannot stand the smell of baby wipes. I’ve used many different brands on many different babies in… Read more »

Wear All the Babies Giveway (April 2-May 3)

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Welcome to the Wear All the Babies Giveaway hosted by Mama Banana’s Adventures *This post contains affiliate links. Once you discover babywearing, you’ll want to Wear all the Babies! The benefits for parent and baby are amazing. From keeping baby happy, to allowing Mom or Dad (or any caregiver, really) to eat with both hands; Babywearing helps meet the needs of everyone who… Read more »

Beco Soleil Baby Carrier Giveaway (April 1-30)

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Welcome to the Beco Baby Carrier Giveaway hosted by Mama Banana’s Adventures *This post contains affiliate links. Spring has sprung! April Showers bring May Flowers and this beautiful Beco Soleil in the print “Ellie”. One lucky USA or Canadian resident will win this carrier! There are many benefits to soft structured carriers (SSCs) making them very popular among parents (including myself). Babywearing makes for… Read more »