Fall Yard Clean Up – free e-book

In Boise we are deep in yard clean up right now – the leaves are falling faster than we can rake them! I love this time of year, but there’s a lot of work to be done putting the garden in order for the winter, and my husband and I don’t want to hire a…

Snap It Outdoors: Chores

It’s hard to get my kids to help with chores around the house. Isn’t that the same for everyone? There’s lots of grumbling, requests for cash in return for the work, and asking how many minutes they’ve been tidying for now. Show them some chores outdoors, however, and they’re all over it. We baked some…

Styling Guide for Boise family photos

I teamed up with Paige, with my copywriter’s hat on, to produce a styling guide to having family photos taken in Boise, including what to wear, and where to have your photos taken. For those of you who live locally, if you’re considering getting a family photo-shoot done in the next few months, you should definitely check this out!

Me Time: How to practice self-care as a busy mom

http://outdoorsmama.gillhilledits.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/2/2018/09/Me-Time_-How-to-Practice-Self-Care-as-a-Busy-Mom.png I read this great post on Facebook about self-care.  I’ve been thinking about writing something along these lines for a while, but I’ve been struggling with getting it down on paper.  Not enough time, maybe?! So start by reading the Facebook post, it says a lot of what I feel. There is a certain…

Snap It Outdoors: Changing Seasons

I’m currently sitting at my computer in a cardigan, leggings, and insulated slippers. On Sunday, it looked like this. My husband and I made it out for a quick bike ride while our sitter watched the kids, and even though I sweated through most of it, I’m glad I did. It’s that change of season…

Teaching Kids Perseverance – or how to stay on that bike!

On our trip to Colorado this summer, we took the boys on a lovely bike ride around South Catamount reservoir, on the road up to Pike’s Peak. It was further than I had imagined, and had more ups and downs than I expected, plus a lot of off-camber biking along the slope down to the…

Why I didn’t write that #techfree post

I wrote a guest post for Kids G.O. Adventure this week, about why I’m an Outdoors Mama. Heather, who runs the blog, had asked me to post about anything I wanted but suggested being #techfree as an option. This is something we are decidedly not as a family, and so I felt uncomfortable using that…

Kids’ road atlas: review

Red is a voracious reader; I may have mentioned this before, see this post about his reading habits. We have a globe in our living room, and we frequently bring it over to the dining table when discussing countries or places we plan to visit.  Normally it sits on a side table next to our…