Author Archives: Monica

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 »

Sign Me Up for Hike it Baby 30!

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I love a good challenge. I also love putting my goals in writing. And I especially love when challenges and goals meet together to form daily to-dos. Which makes me a HUGE fan of New Year’s Resolutions. I get invested! I even made a wordle and I use it as the wallpaper on my phone to remind me of my 4… Read more »

Get Your Boots Trail-Ready

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*This post contains affiliate links. We’ve already talked about getting your body trail-ready in a previous post but what about your gear? To be perfectly honest, I probably won’t get much gear out in the next little while as we are slowly getting back into things with Huckleberry around (i.e. spring camping is NOT going to happen so the tent… Read more »

Smile for Spring Facebook Round Robin Giveaway (March 23-25)

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It’s the Smile for Spring Facebook Round Robin Giveaway!   You have lots of chances to win some great prizes!   My prize is: Winner’s Choice AppleCheeks Microterry Little Bundle   ************************************** PRIZE OPEN TO US & CANADA **************************************   Head to my Facebook page to enter!   Rules and Disclaimer: This giveaway is in no way sponsored or endorsed… Read more »

500 Facebook Followers Celebration Giveaway (March 22-24)

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IT’S G-I-V-E-A-W-A-Y TIME!! Go Green Baby & Maman on the Trail are partnering to bring you this fabulous Spring giveaway! Maman on the Trail wants to reach 500 followers and Go Green Baby has a Splashy Gear One Piece Rain Suit to give away! Winner’s choice of in stock size & colour for Splashy Gear One Piece Rain Suit from…. Read more »

Lessons from the Road

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We just went on our first official road trip as a family. I say official, because we did make the 4-hour trek to meet our new niece on the Family Day weekend but we were only away for 2 nights. This time around we were away from home for 5 nights and we stayed in 2 different places. We drove… Read more »

Lucky Earth Round Robin Facebook Giveaway (March 15-17)

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IT’S G-I-V-E-A-W-A-Y TIME! It’s the Lucky Earth Facebook Round Robin Giveaway! Are you feeling lucky? You have **14** chances to win some eco-friendly prizes this week! Enter my giveaway, click on the link to the next giveaway, then follow the Round Robin until you’ve entered them all! My prize is: Winner’s Choice AppleCheeks Envelope Cover + Insert **************************************** PRIZES OPEN… Read more »

Adventure Theatre: 24 Movies That Inspire

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In honour of the first official day of the March Break in Ontario, here are some movie recommendations to inspire the adventurer in you. You might be one of those families that gets away somewhere warm this week, or you might be like us and visit some family within the province, or maybe you’re enjoying a “staycation”. Whatever it is… Read more »

12 Tips for Hiking While Pregnant

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*This post contains affiliate links. So you’re pregnant and you want to hike…people might call you crazy. Some people in my life thought I was a little insane, especially the other pregnant women. But avid hikers don’t stop being avid hikers just because they’re growing a tiny soon-to-be avid hiker inside them. So how can you hike safely and continue… Read more »

The Birth of Hike it Baby Kingston ON

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I first came across Hike it Baby while casually researching tips and gear for hiking with children, way back when we were trying to conceive. I’m not even 100% sure where I first learned of its existence…I remember seeing a sticker on this sample registry on Babylist Baby Registry’s website and also, on a separate occasion, clicking a link to… Read more »

MiaMily Hipster Baby Carrier Giveaway (March 7-19)

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Welcome to the MiaMily Hipster Giveaway, hosted by Lindsay at Maman Loup’s Den! Curious about this carrier with a built-in seat and 9 ways to carry? Check out her review! About the MiaMily HIPSTER: MULTIPLE USES FOR EVERY OCCASION: With HIPSTER™, you will get to enjoy all the benefits of a hip seat, structured carrier AND a ring sling! One… Read more »

Dog-Friendly Trail Mix Cookies (Recipe)

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The summer before last, on one of our first day-long hikes at Frontenac Provincial Park, Kirby was driving us CRAZY. He was eating EVERYTHING. Sticks. Leaves. Grass. Dirt. You name it, he tried to eat it. We couldn’t figure it out because other than the odd upset-stomach-grass-nibbling, he doesn’t usually do that. And then it dawned on us: he was… Read more »

Kirby’s Ruffwear Palisades Pack Review

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Have you ever bought a backpack before? The sheer amount of packs available can be overwhelming, not to mention the features and fits and styles available. I bought my Black Diamond pack about 6 years ago when I was heading to France for six months and wasn’t looking for much beyond a decent fit and carryon compatibility. It’s actually designed… Read more »

Baby Has a Trail Name

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Just over a week ago I put it out to all of you, my awesome readers, to help come up with a trail name for our 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. The response was more than I could have asked for… Read more »

My Relationship with Hiking

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I would compare my relationship with hiking to that which one might have with their best friend from childhood that they still meet up with for coffee once a week. There’s no judgement if we miss a week, or if I talk only about myself while we hang out. Hiking doesn’t notice if I’ve put on weight or forgotten to… Read more »

Getting Back Out There with our Onya Baby Outback (Review)

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Long before we made the decision to start trying to conceive, I was already casually checking out baby gear online. I love to research and plan and make lists, and when thinking about having a baby, there is a lot of research and planning and list making to do! Once we learned we were pregnant, I started working on a… Read more »

Our Short Hike Diaper Solution (Review)

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We have only ventured out for short hikes, lasting no longer than an hour and a half, since Bébé was born. So, with a bit of planning, we haven’t had to attempt a trail-side diaper change…yet. We bring the diaper bag along and leave it in the car so that we can change him before we head home if need be,… Read more »