Host a Hike Winners – October 2017

Congratulations to our October Host a Hike prize winners! Brecia, Genesis and Eva each hosted a hike during the month of October […]

HOST A HIKE PRIZES – November 2017

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

Taking the classroom outside for the Hike it Baby 30 Challenge

For our first Hike it Baby 30 Challenge, we started with a “no zero days” goal. At the time, the […]

Park Ranger Interview with Cathy Taylor

In this interview series, I’m going to introduce you to park rangers across the United States. Today’s post features Cathy Taylor, a […]

Puerto Rico: Finding the calm after the storm

I write this post about my new home, La Isla del Encanto, Puerto Rico, from a hotel room in Florida where […]

SEPTEMBER 2017 HIB30 CHALLENGE WINNERS – ANNUAL SPONSORS

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

SEPTEMBER 2017 HIB30 WINNERS – CHALLENGE SPONSORS AND PRIZE DONORS

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

Going Beyond the Hike it Baby 30 Challenge with No Zero Days

When I first joined Hike it Baby in March 2016, I heard talk of a “challenge month” and I was […]

SEPTEMBER 2017 HIB30 CHALLENGE WINNER – DEUTER

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

SEPTEMBER 2017 HIB30 CHALLENGE WINNER – BOB

Congratulations to our Hike it Baby member on winning a BOB Lunar stroller, thanks to our Hike it Baby Title Sponsor, […]

How Nature Mends the Heart When Coping with a Miscarriage

Editor’s Note: This article discusses specific details of a miscarriage and may be triggering for some readers. In December 2016, […]

Host a Hike Winners – September 2017

Congratulations to our September Host a Hike prize winners! Kristina, Hannah and Lauren each hosted a hike during the month of […]

How to Road Trip HiB-style (even if you don’t hike while on the road)

A Major Move & An Opportunity My family recently undertook an epic road trip – a major undertaking as we […]

HOST A HIKE PRIZES – October 2017

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

There’s No Such Thing As Bad Weather: Author Interview

Hike it Baby Blog Team recently had the opportunity to interview Linda McGurk, author of There’s No Such Thing as Bad […]

Park Ranger with Roberta Andruska

In this interview series, I’m going to introduce you to park rangers across the United States. Today’s post features Roberta Andruska, a climbing […]

Hike it Baby Responds to Hurricane Harvey: The Story of Community

I love many things about Hike it Baby: the friends I’ve made, the hikes I’ve taken. But one of the […]

At the End of the Day

It’s the end of the day at the end of a long week. A very long week. We started our […]

Adventure Awaits: Backpacking the Chilkoot Trail with a Toddler

Heather Helzer is a Hike it Baby mom who is backpacking a 4-day trip with her son. We got a […]

Getting Outside When You “Just Can’t Even”

So often, I find myself writing about how to overcome it all – how to keep moving. Why? Because I […]

The Challenge of the HiB 30 Sticker: Creative Ways to Display

I love getting my Hike it Baby 30 sticker in the mail each challenge. The small token of the sticker […]

Host a Hike Winners – August 2017

Congratulations to our August Host a Hike prize winners! Sandra, Erin and Emilie each hosted a hike during the month of August […]

The Less You Carry: Dealing with Postpartum Anxiety

Overprepared, me? The first hike I went on with my baby, my bag contained four bananas, seven bottles of formula […]

Why Join the Hike it Baby 30 Challenge?

During every Hike it Baby 30 Challenge, someone posts a comment in the Challenge room that they feel overwhelmed and […]

HOST A HIKE PRIZES – September 2017

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

Taking Learning Outdoors: Preschool Gets a Makeover

Learning outside used to be the norm… In grade school, there were two massive oak trees next to a walking […]

Recreation Specialist Interview with Jon Jasper

In this interview series, I’m speaking with NPS rangers and Bureau of Land Management specialists across the United States. Today’s post features […]

HiB 30: Making 30 Memories

Our First HiB 30 was a huge success: My first Hike it Baby 30 was in June of 2015. My […]

This Land Is Your Land: A Hike it Baby Members’ Photo Collage

When Woodie Guthrie wrote “This Land is Your Land” in 1940 and set it to the tune of a Carter […]

Host a Hike Winners – July 2017

Congratulations to our July Host a Hike prize winners! Angie, Caitlin, and Jenna each hosted a hike during the month of July […]

HOST A HIKE PRIZES – AUGUST 2017

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

Trails in Wales with Hike it Baby Cardiff

Today we have a special treat! Have you ever wondered what Hike it Baby looks like around the globe? Nikki […]

Happy 4th Birthday Hike it Baby!

  One of the first Hike it Baby hikes in October 2013 “But in every walk with Nature one receives […]

Yellowstone National Park and the Discovery of Myself

I’ve wanted to explore Jackson Hole and Yellowstone for as long as I can remember. When an opportunity presented itself […]

Park Ranger Interview with Miriam Hornstein

In this interview series, I’m going to introduce you to park rangers across the United States. Today’s post features Miriam Hornstein, a […]

Hiking with a Hearing Loss

Losing my hearing November 2016 was one of the hardest months of my life. I was diagnosed with severe hearing […]

Hiking as Therapy

Changing expectations When you become a parent you never dream of your child having a disability. Once the reality sets […]

Host a Hike Winners – June 2017

Congratulations to our June Host a Hike prize winners! Dawn, Vanessa, and Melody each hosted a hike during the month of June and were […]

Kiddy in the Backcountry begins in Quebec

One of the great joys of Hike it Baby is getting to watch the love of nature develop in our […]

HOST A HIKE PRIZES – JULY 2017

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

Tay-Sachs and Hike for Grayson

We knew Grayson was an easy and laid back baby early on. (Easiest all-natural delivery ever!) In a family of […]

Love, Happiness & Friendship: Making Moving Easier

When you’re getting ready to move to a new house, in a new state, and with small children in tow, […]

The Compromise Monster…

…or how I wasted too many days NOT hiking. We know your pain. We have three kids, ages two, five […]

Park Ranger Interview with Curt Dimmick

In this interview series, I’m going to introduce you to park rangers across the United States. Today’s post features Curt Dimmick, chief […]

Why This Dad Loves Hike it Baby

Let’s set the record straight right out of the gate: I’m not a member of Hike it Baby, nor have […]

Bike it Baby- Am I a Pusher Parent?

May was National Bike Month, and I had a goal to bike five miles with my kids. We are an […]

Hiking Through History

Sharing our love of history One of the reasons I married my husband was our shared love of U.S. and […]

Host a Hike Winners – May 2017

Congratulations to our May Host a Hike prize winners! Erica, Carey, and Tracy each hosted a hike during the month of May and were automatically […]

HOST A HIKE PRIZES – JUNE 2017

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

Why this Dad is Raising an Adventure Loving Daughter

The most meaningful and formative moments in my life have been spent outdoors. I grew up having outdoor adventures nearly […]

APRIL 2017 HIB30 CHALLENGE WINNERS

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

APRIL 2017 HIB30 CHALLENGE WINNERS

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

Finding our Favorite Trails

Guest Blogger Melissa Morrison talks about finding nature close to suburban Detroit and what makes certain trails her favorite. When […]

Battling Postpartum Depression Through Hiking

Adrienne Brand would consider herself an upbeat person most of the time. But when she had her son, something shifted. […]

Raising Children to Love the Outdoors

Our boys love to be outdoors. When given the freedom to explore, they thrive. I think this is normal for most children. […]

Swamp Shenanigans

Confession: I got my HiB group lost on the last trail hike I hosted. I also accidentally touched a patch […]

Meet the Park Manager: Jorge Gomes

In this interview series, I’m going to introduce you to park rangers across the United States. Today’s post features Jorge Gomes, a […]

Yes, you are a #ForceOfNature!

Are you a #ForceOfNature ? Hike it Baby Founder Shanti Hodges shares her feelings about the Force of Nature campaign […]

BOB Gear Challenge – Conclusion

Legs on fire, I gripped the stroller handlebars tightly as I pushed nearly 100 pounds of kids, snacks, and BOB […]

Parks Defined: How Our National Park System Works

Kids to Parks Day 2017 is fast approaching in the United States, and the event raises an interesting question: what […]