Author Archives: Monica

Fleece Maternity and Nursing Hoodie: Boob Design Ready Flex Review

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Mmmmm, who doesn’t love snuggling up in a cozy fleece hoodie on a chilly day? Fleece is a big part of our outdoor adventure layering system and going without is not an option! But finding fleece that allowed for easy and comfortable breastfeeding access AND room for my growing bump was not an easy feat, BUT I did it with… Read more »

Dandelion Cookies: a Herb Fairies Recipe

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Spring is in the air…can you feel it? Do you know what that means? The Herb Fairies Book Club* is open and you can join right now! But first, let’s bake some cookies! In the next few weeks, depending on where you live, you’ll start to notice dandelions popping up all over the place. Don’t pull them or mow them… Read more »

Earth Day Extravaganza (Post Roundup)

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Looking for a ton of Earth Day content all on one place? See below for lists of ways to go green, product guides for every aspect of your green living plan, ideas for celebrating Earth Day, even the history of Earth Day! Be inspired, and go a little greener this Earth Day… All posts are categorized and listed newest to… Read more »

Earth Day 2019: Better Green Than Perfect

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Welcome to my 4th annual Earth Day post – a look at how green we are as a family, and a chance for you to stop and think about all the little & big things you do to help protect our planet. This year’s theme is “Better Green Than Perfect” (ya know, like better done than perfect) because… “We don’t… Read more »

Boots Made for Adventure: a MyMayu Boots Review

I don’t know a single soul who enjoys hiking with wet feet – seriously, such an awful feeling! And no matter how many times I remind my now 3-year old to consider what he’s wearing on his feet before trudging through mud & puddles, along the wet shore or otherwise, he still whines when he makes the decision to dunk… Read more »

The Outdoor Adventure Show & 8 Reasons to Bring the Kids

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We just spent a weekend at the Outdoor Adventure Show in Toronto and had such an amazing time – all 4 of us! If you have the opportunity to check out this event in a city near you – DO IT! And definitely bring the entire family along. You won’t regret it, and here’s why. Do you live in or… Read more »

Baby Has a Trail Name (Take 2)

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About a week ago I put it out to all of you, my awesome readers, to help come up with a trail name for our new little guy. If you’re new here, you can read all about what a trail name is and why we want one in this post. And just like when we needed a name for Huckleberry, you… Read more »

Baby Needs a Trail Name (Take 2)

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If you’ve spent any time at all following my family, then you’ll know Huckleberry the Trail Kid! Well, he’s got a new little brother now and I’m so over calling him “Trail Baby 2” – so let’s come up with a trail name for this new little explorer! Three years ago, when Huckleberry was a nameless Trail Baby, I wrote… Read more »

Catching Up with 2019: a New Year’s Post

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Happy New Year! Welcome to 2019! The theme this year is “Catching Up” – both literally and metaphorically. I mean, we’re a month into 2019 and I’m finally getting around to this 3rd annual New Year’s post…and based on the fact that I posted on this blog less than twice a month for the whole of 2018, I have some… Read more »

Setting and Keeping Intentions (Part 2 of 2)

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It’s never too late to set intentions, whether for the whole year, the new season, the next month, or even just this week or today. Take a little step today towards a big change tomorrow! If you’re interested in setting and keeping some intentions for a happier, healthier, and ultimately better YOU, then get ready to get into part 2… Read more »

6 More Tips for Nursing on the Trail

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Huckleberry and I are going on 31 months of nursing – that’s just over 2-and-a-half years of non-stop breastfeeding for those of you that don’t count in months. And we’ve been hiking and camping all the while, so I’m becoming quite the expert on nursing in the wild, but especially on the trail. If you’re looking for some tips for… Read more »

20 Essential Oils for the Outdoors

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Are you ready to venture into the world of essential oils? Are you ready to take your oily game to the next level? Are you ready to practice some aromatic all-natural health care on and off the trail? Me too! Join me as I dive headfirst into the wonders of essential oils and how they can be used to protect,… Read more »

Surviving Winter with an Infant or Toddler (+ Winter Layering Guide)

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Now, the end of May might seem like a silly time to post about surviving winter with an infant or toddler or to share an epic winter layering guide, but hey, this is proof that we did, in fact, survive (3 winters now!). And well, one can never be certain that winter is actually over (haha). Anyway, read on, bookmark… Read more »

All I Want for Mother’s Day is…

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All I want for Mother’s Day is… …your love and support and help to pay my way through a Forest & Nature School Practitioners Course! Pledge your support on Patreon! Is that too much to ask? What if I told you that you could have all sorts of perks in return? Think of it like bringing a gift to my birthday… Read more »

Mother’s Day Gear Guide 2018 (Review Roundup)

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Mother’s Day is just a week and a half away, and if you’re anything like me, you haven’t found something for your own mother nor have you given your partner (or children) any direction as to what you’d like. So here are some ideas based on reviews I’ve done in the past year, and previous gear guides I’ve put together…. Read more »

6 Reasons to Love Littlest Sidekick Outfitters (+Kickstarter Launch)

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One of my “go green” goals is to think a little harder and do a little more research before making clothing purchases. I want it to become second nature to ask such things as “Does this brand consider the environment through each step of the clothing creation process?” “Is this clothing built to last or will it end up in… Read more »

Earth Day 2018: Every Little Bit Counts

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Today is not Earth Day, but it is the last day of Earth Month. I specifically chose not to post this updated list of our green habits on Earth Day because I am a firm believer that “every day is Earth Day”. I believe that the small changes and choices we make every day add up, that we are only… Read more »