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 »

Baby Needs a Trail Name

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Over the past two years, I have been following a few mommy bloggers and I’ve come to notice something: rarely do they refer to their children by their real names. I would say that 99% of the time this is to conceal the identity of their offspring and protect them from the worldwide web. However, in the few posts I’ve written… Read more »

Get Your Body Trail Ready (Training Plan)

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It’s that time of year again. Winter’s end is in sight (at least on the calendar, anyway). You’re finding yourself lusting for summer. Those daydreams you’ve been having of future hiking and camping trips are becoming more and more real. Maybe you’re planning a 3-week end-to-end of the Rideau Trail (like us, this time last year), or a week-long family… Read more »

13 Reasons to Hit the Trail Today!

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Are you a procrastinator? Do you constantly delegate things to your future self? Does one of those things happen to be hiking? I know that I sometimes catch myself thinking that I don’t have time today, or tomorrow, or this week, to go for a hike. Actually, I find myself doing that with most forms of exercise. Despite knowing that… Read more »