Monthly Archives: September 2016

Humans of the Outdoors: Jesse

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A note from Maman on the Trail: Meet Jesse, a human of the outdoors. Jesse lives in Brampton, Ontario and gets outdoors with his girlfriend and friends. Here is his story… On his time outdoors… I’m either running the trails or hiking them. I get out as much as I can. My girlfriend joins me on a few hikes a month,… Read more »

Maman’s DIY Dog Shampoo

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*This post contains affiliate links. No one likes a dirty dog or a smelly dog, but those are often the dogs that come home from adventures in the outdoors. So if you want to keep happily adventuring with your favourite furry friend, you need a good dog shampoo. When we first welcomed Kirby into our life, we purchased a mainstream… Read more »

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 »