Trekking Poles: Why EVERY hiker should use them

Trekking poles are an essential piece of gear for anyone wanting to get some elevation. But did you know that […]

3 reasons to get on trail with grandparents

My dad is in his early 70s and suffers from gout. His feet swell in pain and all he can […]

Finding Balance in the Outdoors

“Look! A Fwog! Come on, Mommy!” cries my almost 3-year-old son as he grabs my hand and directs me to […]

How to thru-hike on the Appalachian Trail with a baby

Deciding to thru-hike the Appalachian Trail (AT) didn’t happen overnight for us. We had been dreaming of thru-hiking for almost […]

How to stay fresh and clean on trail

Getting out on a long hike or an overnight backpacking trip can bring a huge sense of accomplishment and create […]

How hats help keep families safe outside

When my son, Mason, was born, I didn’t have very many friends with kids, so like many new moms, I […]

How One Mom Turned Trail Time Into Nap Time

If you’re struggling with a fussy child who never seems to sleep, know that you’re not alone. When Anka Trifan’s […]

5 Hiking essentials that are worth your money

When my family relocated to Vermont in the Spring of 2017, we suddenly found ourselves with a ton of free […]

How one family makes getting outdoors a priority

When Jack had his first-ever tantrum on a super popular trail in Squamish, British Columbia, Bobby and Maura Marko stood […]

Host a Hike Winners – June 2018

Congratulations to our June Host a Hike prize winner! Kristen hosted a hike during the month of June and was automatically entered […]

Host a Hike Prize – July 2018

Submitting a hike to the Hike it Baby calendar is fun and exciting! By hosting a hike, you motivate other […]

To All the Dads Who Inspired Us to Love the Outdoors

As a community of families, it is so inspiring to hear where our love for the outdoors began. Some of […]

Host a Hike Winners – May 2018

Congratulations to our May Host a Hike prize winners! Tina and Cassandra both hosted a hike during the month of May and […]

Host a Hike Prize – June 2018

Submitting a hike to the Hike it Baby calendar is fun and exciting! By hosting a hike, you motivate other […]

Finding a Hiking Community – How to Encourage Others to Hike with You

So you’ve decided you want to share your love of the outdoors with others, but how do you encourage people […]

April 2018 HiB30 Winners – Silver Sponsors and Prize Donors

We just wrapped up another great Hike it Baby 30 Challenge – the second one of 2018!  We’d like to […]

Celebrating Motherhood with Hike it Baby

Mother’s Day is the day to celebrate all the wonderful mothers in our lives, whether it is your biological mother […]

April 2018 HiB30 Challenge Winners – Gold Sponsors

We just wrapped up another great Hike it Baby 30 Challenge – the second one of 2018!  We’d like to […]

Motherhood: Finding a balance from work to life to hike

The mom life is hard. Like, really hard. I recently read an article that compared the hours moms “work” to […]

Host a Hike Winners – April 2018

Congratulations to our April Host a Hike prize winners! Leah and Hazel both hosted a hike during the month of April […]

A Daring Adventure: Discovering Dinosaur Tracks

Hike it Baby encourages hiking with kids, and challenges my 4-year-old son, Cole, and I to explore all kinds of […]

Host a Hike Prizes – May 2018

Submitting a hike to the Hike it Baby calendar is fun and exciting! By hosting a hike, you motivate other […]

2018 Mother’s Day Gift Guide

We often talk about inspiring wellness here at Hike it Baby. It’s so important that it is one of our […]

Host a Hike Winners – March 2018

Congratulations to our March Host a Hike prize winners! Devon and Jessica both hosted a hike during the month of March and […]

HOST A HIKE PRIZES – April 2018

Submitting a hike to the Hike it Baby calendar is fun and exciting! By hosting a hike, you motivate other […]

5 Guilt-Free Ways to Make Yourself a Priority

“I’ll take care of myself tomorrow” shouldn’t be a lie we tell ourselves, but we’ve all said it. And we’ll […]

Making time for yourself on the trail

So often our kids’ needs feel big! So big, that they supplant all our needs and wants. Surely, at the very beginning of […]

Hiking Essentials – What to Wear When Hiking

In the previous two installments of our “Hiking Essentials” series, we discussed what to bring with you on a day […]

Host a Hike Winners – February 2018

Congratulations to our February Host a Hike prize winners! Leslie and Anna both hosted a hike during the month of February and […]

Camping with a Group: How to Organize a Stellar Ladies’ Weekend

I was watching wild, and not the movie starring Reese Witherspoon, when I realized that I needed a break. My […]

HOST A HIKE PRIZES – March 2018

Submitting a hike to the Hike it Baby calendar is fun and exciting! By hosting a hike, you motivate other […]

Hiking Essentials: Staying Safe on the Trail

“Hike safely!” These are the words that always come out of my mother’s mouth when I call her to relay […]

JANUARY 2018 HIB30 WINNERS – SILVER SPONSORS AND PRIZE DONORS

We just wrapped up another great Hike it Baby 30 Challenge – the first one of 2018!  We’d like to […]

January 2018 HiB30 Challenge Winners – Gold Sponsors

We just wrapped up another great Hike it Baby 30 Challenge – the first one of 2018!  We’d like to […]

Host a Hike Winners – January 2018

Congratulations to our January Host a Hike prize winners! Christina and Molly both hosted a hike during the month of January and […]

HOST A HIKE PRIZES – February 2018

Submitting a hike to the Hike it Baby calendar is fun and exciting! By hosting a hike, you motivate other families […]

How to get outside with your NICU baby

Editor’s note: This article discusses Post Partum and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and some readers may find it triggering. […]

One Mother’s Journey to Overcome Postpartum Anxiety and PTSD

Editor’s note: This article discusses maternal health, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Postpartum Anxiety (PPA) and some readers may […]

How nature can help in the battle against cancer

Editor’s Note: This article discusses childhood cancer and may be triggering for some readers. There is a memory I cherish […]

Host a Hike Winners – December 2017

Congratulations to our December Host a Hike prize winners! Paige and Amanda both hosted a hike during the month of December and […]

10K Women Trail Project: More Than a Challenge … It’s a Community

As a busy woman running around, often feeling like a big hot mess, I find that I never really realize […]

HOST A HIKE PRIZES – January 2018

Submitting a hike to the Hike it Baby calendar is fun and exciting! By hosting a hike, you motivate other families […]

Happy New Year: Be the change in 2018

As we close out 2017 and welcome a new year, I want to take a few moments to reflect on […]

Hiking Challenges to Get Your Family Outside in 2018

As another year comes to a close and we reflect back on what we have accomplished (or failed to accomplish), […]

NOVEMBER 2017 HIB30 WINNERS – CHALLENGE SPONSORS AND PRIZE DONORS

We just wrapped up another great Hike it Baby 30 Challenge—the fourth and final one of 2017!  We’d like to […]

10 Reasons why getting out in the cold is good for your soul

It’s that time of year again. It seems to sneak up on us. One minute you’re out enjoying summer and […]

NOVEMBER 2017 HIB30 CHALLENGE WINNERS – ANNUAL SPONSORS

We just wrapped up another great Hike it Baby 30 Challenge – the fourth and final one of 2017!  We’d like […]

Who Inspires You: Gaining Inspiration and Perspective on Trail

Who inspires you to get outdoors? In this article, Hike it Baby founder Shanti Hodges shares how her sister inspires […]

NOVEMBER 2017 HIB30 CHALLENGE WINNER – DEUTER

Congratulations to Heather Henderson for winning a kid carrier, thanks to our Hike it Baby Title Sponsor, Deuter. Heather won this great prize […]

NOVEMBER 2017 HIB30 CHALLENGE WINNER – OAKI

Congratulations to one of our HiB members for winning a pair of winter snow boots, thanks to our Hike it Baby […]

NOVEMBER 2017 HIB30 CHALLENGE WINNER – BOB

Congratulations to one of our HiB members on winning a BOB Lunar stroller, thanks to our Hike it Baby Title Sponsor, […]

THANKFUL FOR YOU PRIZES! HIKE IT BABY’S 7 DAYS OF GIVING – 2017

Hike it Baby is thankful for all the Hike Hosts this year who volunteered their time to bring families together to […]

Host a Hike Winners – November 2017

Congratulations to our November Host a Hike prize winners! Lindsey, Jolene and Alisa each hosted a hike during the month of November […]

Hike it Baby: More Than the Trails, It’s a Community

RyAnn Peverley talks about her journey of finding a community that shares her enthusiasm for the outdoors after her family […]

HOST A HIKE PRIZES – December 2017

Submitting a hike to the Hike it Baby calendar is fun and exciting! By hosting a hike, you motivate other families […]

5 Ways You can Support Hike it Baby on #GivingTuesday

With the giving season upon us, there are many ways you can give to nonprofits. At Hike it Baby, we […]

Seasonal Park Ranger Interview with DeAnn Casimiro

In this interview series, I’m going to introduce you to park rangers across the United States. Today’s post features DeAnn Casimiro, or “Ranger […]

6 Tips for Self-care this Holiday Season

Ah, the holiday season … lights, presents, carols, treats, parties, family, goodwill and – for some of us – loads […]

10 Fun Outdoor Family Holiday Traditions

The holidays are fast approaching, and with them comes family traditions. Between baking cookies, decorating the house and classic holiday […]

Menstruation, the Trailhead and You

I had just started a new medication which had the lovely side effect of increasing the flow rate of my […]