Author Archives: Monica

Victoria Park: Kingston’s New Favourite Urban Green Space?

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*This post is sponsored by TD and the TD Common Ground Project.  All opinions are my own, or that of my family. Growing up in a rural farming community, a visit to a park was a special treat. My sisters and I would squeal with glee and swing on the swings, slide down the slides and climb all over the… Read more »

Omaïki Lötus Reusable Pad Giveaway (May 12-31)

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Reusable menstrual pads from Omaïki’s Lötus line are a great way to go green! They’re trim, absorbent and made in Canada with Canadian materials. With a waterproof PUL backing, they keep your clothing dry and have wings to secure around underwear. Available in multiple sizes including thong-liners, they are a great way to keep toxins away from your most intimate… Read more »

10 Things to Know Before Fishing with Kids (Take Over Tuesday)

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Welcome to the Take Over Tuesday guest post series. I will be featuring posts by fellow bloggers and outdoors enthusiasts. Do you have some expertise or a great story to share? Consider submitting something to the Humans of the Outdoors series or contacting me directly. Today’s feature is from Adam of Cast For Fish. Fishing is in Adam’s blood – it has… Read more »

Mother’s Day Gear Guide 2017 (Review Roundup)

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Mother’s Day is just a week 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. The items in this “Mother’s Day Gear Guide” have all… Read more »

Humans of the Outdoors: Mar

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A note from Maman on the Trail: Meet Mar, a human of the outdoors. Mar lives in Toronto, Ontario and gets outdoors with her husband and their 1-year old daughter. Here is her story… On her time outdoors… I grew up on the shores of Lake Huron, and from a young age was passionate about the outdoors. This passion has… Read more »

Sign Me Up for the Outdoor Mom Academy (+ Coupon Code)

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Yes, you read that right, there’s an Outdoor Mom Academy and it has your name written all over it. I am beyond excited about the opportunity to participate in this 6-week online course designed with the outdoorsy mom in mind. And I would be honoured to have you join me as a fellow student! Are you ready to take your adventure parenting… Read more »

ParrotFish Jewelry Co. Teething Accessories Review (+ Giveaway May 3-17)

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I received these items at no cost to facilitate my review. All opinions remain my own.  Mitten weather is officially over and Huckleberry’s hands have been busy in the carrier! Anyone else familiar with the hair-pulling, neck massages, shoulder pats and hand chewing associated with a busy baby on your back? We were so happy when Katarina of ParrotFish Jewelry… Read more »

7 Reasons to Camp Without the Kids This Summer

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Welcome to the Take Over Tuesday guest post series. I will be featuring posts by fellow bloggers and outdoors enthusiasts. Do you have some expertise or a great story to share? Consider submitting something to the Humans of the Outdoors series or contacting me directly. Today’s feature is from Isabella Beck, editor at MadOutdoorist.com. Isabella was born into a lovely family… Read more »

Chloe by Momzelle: a Nursing Top for Active Moms

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I received this item at no cost to facilitate my review. All opinions remain my own.  Finally, a comfortable, breathable, versatile top for the mom who breastfeeds on the trail! And, for all you pregnant mamas out there, there’s even room for your growing belly! Meet Chloe , one of the most recent additions to Momzelle’s line of breastfeeding apparel, and… Read more »

Earth Day 2017: Every Day is Earth Day

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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 »

Eco-Friendly Tampon Alternatives (Take Over Tuesday)

Eco-Friendly Tampon Alternatives (Take Over Tuesday) - mamanonthetrail.com

Welcome to the Take Over Tuesday guest post series. I will be featuring posts by fellow bloggers and outdoors enthusiasts. Do you have some expertise or a great story to share? Consider submitting something to the Humans of the Outdoors series or contacting me directly. Today’s feature is from Green Future. Green Future is dedicated to helping you to live your… Read more »

A Year With Hike it Baby (Kingston, ON)

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Back in February of 2016, Hike it Baby Kingston, ON was born. Since then, a community has grown, a community of families working together to raise a generation to love the outdoors. I am so proud to say that I was the driving force behind the birth of this community, but we would not be 1000 strong on Facebook without… Read more »