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Kirby’s Custom Paracord Leash & Collar Review

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I received these items at no cost to facilitate my review. All opinions remain my own.  Kirby the Trail Dog doesn’t often get doted on these days. He still tags along on all of our adventures, but our attention is elsewhere. Don’t feel too sorry for him though, because even if we don’t spoil him rotten the way we used… Read more »

The Ultimate Nursing Bra for the Hiking Mom

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I received this item at no cost to facilitate my review. All opinions remain my own.  When we first decided to start a family, I didn’t realize just how difficult it would be for me to find clothing that supported our, apparently “unique” lifestyle choices. It seems to me that there is an abundance of quality maternity and nursing clothing… Read more »

Practice Writing with Sticks (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 Education.com. Education.com aims to empower parents, teachers, and homeschoolers to help their children… Read more »

Bummis Splash Swimwear Review

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I received these items at no cost to facilitate my review. All opinions remain my own.  Summer is here and it’s officially “swim outside” season! The backyard pool, the beach, the splash pad, the cottage – we get up to a lot of swimming once the sun gets hot and the water is not so icy. My biggest complaint about… Read more »

Be Power Smart this Summer (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 Jennifer of Sovereign. Jennifer is the content manager for Sovereign, a UK-based air-conditioning… Read more »

Humans of the Outdoors: Brandy

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A note from Maman on the Trail: Meet Brandy, a human of the outdoors. Brandy lives in Ohio, USA and gets outdoors with her husband and their eight children, ranging in age from 9 to 24, two of which have type 1 diabetes. Here is her story… On her time outdoors… We are outdoors 3 – 4 times a week…. Read more »

WHEAT Rain Jacket & Overall Review

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I received these items at no cost to facilitate my review. All opinions remain my own.  We are big proponents of the one-piece rain suit. We tend to just throw one on over whatever Huckleberry happens to be wearing, for rainy days and romping around. We leave one at daycare all the time. We even paired one with an insulation… Read more »

4 Signs You’ve Found a Good Childcare Program (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 Alex of Safety Today. Alex is a stay-at-home father of three lively… Read more »

Humans of the Outdoors: Erin

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A note from Maman on the Trail: Meet Erin, a human of the outdoors. Erin lives in Anchorage, Alaska and gets outdoors with her husband and their two sons, ages 12 and 23. Here is her story… On her time outdoors… We are an Alaskan family dedicated to bringing the outdoors to all kids. Through Alaska’s only family travel website,… Read more »

HydroBlu Water Bottle & Filter Review

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I received these items at no cost to facilitate my review. All opinions remain my own.  Did you know that 1L of water weighs 1kg? We typically carry a full 3L Camelbak hydration bladder* each when we hike into the backcountry for an overnight stay. That means we are carrying 6kg just in water. For me, carrying 3kg of water… Read more »

Top 5 Hikes in New South Wales, Australia (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 Olivia of Great Lost. Olivia is a traveller, foodie and amateur photographer. Having… Read more »

Humans of the Outdoors: Susan

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A note from Maman on the Trail: Meet Susan, a human of the outdoors. Susan lives at Sundance Mountain Resort in Utah, USA and gets outdoors with her husband and their three young kids. Here is her story… On her time outdoors… I’m a mountain mom with three young kids. My son, Big E, is 8. My daughter, Little G,… Read more »

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 »