July Book Reviews: Camp Out with Some Outdoor Books

Planning a camping trip this summer? Or just wanting to know more about what to expect when camping? These selections […]

Fuel your road trip with music

Summer is here and that means one thing for many families: road trip! If you’re planning to spend hours on […]

Camping out with great books

If you’re heading to a campground or a national park this summer, or even taking a hike or setting up […]

Celebrating the changing seasons: the summer solstice

  What is the summer solstice Summer is here! That means long days, short nights and rising temperatures to enjoy. […]

Celebrate parenthood through books

In May and June, we get a chance to celebrate mothers and fathers. Here are some books you can read […]

Father’s Day Gift Guide 2019

2019 Father’s Day Gift Ideas Here at Hike it Baby, we love dads. Whether he is our own father, the […]

Creative ways to cure the nature blues when on bed rest

Hiking is a vital part of my family. When my oldest, Jack, was a baby, we easily went on 2-3 […]

Explore the National Parks Through Books

National Park Week is celebrated in April. Can’t make it to one of the national parks to mark the occasion? […]

Mother’s Day Gift Guide 2019

Here at Hike it Baby, we love moms. Whether she is the woman who gave birth to us, the mother […]

“Take it Outside” with Good Books

If you’re gearing up for April’s Hike it Baby 30 Challenge or taking it up a notch with the unique […]

Babies on trail: 4 ways to feed your baby on a hike

“How do you feed your baby on trail?” This is easily one of the most common questions new parents ask when […]

Share the Love of Books

This month, instead of spreading the love through chocolates and candy hearts, let us help you find some new books […]

3 benefits of hiking for a healthy heart

Heart disease is the leading cause of death for men and women in America and around the world. As a […]

10 fun things to do with kids in Yellowstone

Yellowstone National Park is the oldest national park in the U.S., spreading over 3,500 square miles with a varying landscape […]

What’s New at Hike it Baby for 2019

  If you headed over to hikeitbaby.com last Wednesday in the wee hours of the morning, you may have come […]

How jumping in puddles can boost the immune system

The idea can conjure up images of dread for some parents. Piles of soaking wet clothes. Boots caked in mud. […]

How to support birds that stay through the winter

Are your kids getting restless while stuck indoors this winter with the cold temperatures? It’s too cold to go outside […]

Take an Adventure with Benjamin Birdie

In honor of National Bird Day in January, we wanted to share these stories of Benjamin Birdie to help inspire […]

End the Year With Some Warm Reads

After the stress of the holidays, warming up to a good book can be good for the soul. Check out […]

Hiking Groups and Challenges to Consider in the New Year

Here at Hike it Baby, our main focus is to provide support to get families out in nature, especially families […]

Thankful for Good Books

With the holiday season upon us, life can get busy. Make sure to take some time to settle in with […]

Giving Tuesday: Hike it Baby

As we sit on the edge of another year, with leaves falling and layers getting thicker, it’s time once again […]

(Trick-or-)Treat Yourself to a Good Book

Trick-or-Treat time is upon us, but when your little ones are out of their costumes and tucked in for the […]

How babywearing benefits you and your child

In honor of International Babywearing Week (October 1-7), I wanted to share my own babywearing experience along with some evidence-based […]

Fall Into Some Good Books

Fall is here! Crisp temperatures, apples and pumpkins, hayrides, corn mazes and more! After a fall-filled day of fun, cuddle […]

Making the Most Out of Apple Picking

Pumpkin spice seems to be taking over the aisles of our grocery stores, but before you start indulging in that […]

Back-to-School Book Reviews

Back-to-school time is upon us! Whether you’re sending your child off to school for the first time, or you’re a […]

The Art of the Long Road Trip with Kids Under 5

Hike it Baby Founder and Ambassador Shanti Hodges goes on a book tour with family and friends, exploring hikes from […]

10 Ways to enjoy the last days of summer

Are you looking at the back end of summer and wondering where it all went? Well, there’s still time! Whether […]

Ways to pack snacks and food on road trips

For many families, summer is synonymous with road trips. Regardless of the total miles of pavement, one of the many […]

Indoor Activities When It’s Too Hot to Get Outside

I live in the Pacific Northwest, where summer is a long-awaited, highly anticipated three months of gloriously dry and sunny […]

One-Stop Book Review Blog

Our members have shared many books about nature with us. We thought it would be helpful to compile one comprehensive […]

Tales from Sky Baby: Road Trip Tips

Hike it Baby is excited to share this piece from the perspective of one of our toddler members. Sky’s mom […]

Hiking and Yoga: Nature-Inspired for the Whole Family

After researching how practicing yoga can benefit hikers, I was curious about how families can benefit from practicing yoga together […]

June Book Reviews

Summer is here, which means travel and vacation season is upon us! While beaches and resorts may scream summer vacation, […]

6 Free Travel Apps to Help Plan Your Next Family Road Trip

Summertime is here, which means one thing (at least to a former teacher): summer vacation! While we tend to plan […]

Hiking and Yoga – How Practicing Yoga Can Benefit Hikers

Recently, I’ve started to notice that my body doesn’t quite recover as quickly as it used to after a long […]

Dig in the Dirt with These 6 Gardening Books for Kids

Spring brings new life all around, and there are plenty of books you can read to help get some ideas […]

Spring in the Garden – Activity Ideas for Kids

Whether it’s a window box or a large backyard plot, planting a garden with your kids is a wonderful way […]

Earth Day Book Reviews

Earth Day, celebrated each year on April 22, has been around since 1970. While we tend to think about recycling, […]

What Are You Reading? Check Out Our March Book Reviews!

When the temps are cold outside, it’s a great time to curl up with a good book, and our Hike […]

Easy Camping Meals for Kids

In this article, Hike it Baby Branch Ambassador and photographer, Melissa, shares her tips and recipes for easy camping meals […]

Hiking with older kids: How to continue the adventures

It happens to all of us eventually. We head out for a hike and suddenly realize while on trail as […]

What Are You Reading? Check Out Our February Book Reviews!

Have you read any good books lately? We like to share reviews on books that our members have read that […]

Hiking-inspired Valentine’s Day Craft

In this day and age of over-processed everything, I struggle to find Valentine options that don’t create sugar-rushed kids, trash […]

Exploring the Senses with a Winter Scavenger Hunt

Candy hearts notwithstanding, February offers plenty of opportunities for family fun! And, depending on where you live and hike the most, […]

What are you reading? Check our January book reviews!

Have you read any good books lately? We like to share reviews on books that our members have read that […]

Managing Parental Fears: Helicopter parent vs. Free and wild

My family and I spend a lot of time outside. It has been this way since I met my husband. […]

Book Review: Adventure Day with Dineo Dowd

Recreating memories from the trail Have you ever taken a hike that changed your thinking, your attitude or perhaps even […]

4 Easy Winter Crafts for Kids

Winter’s cold temps tend to keep people indoors for the warmth of the fireplace, but despite that, this time of […]

4 Fall Crafts You Can Make Using Leaves

If you’re lucky enough to live in a region that sees shifts in the four seasons, you know that fall […]

What Are You Reading? Check Out the Latest Book Reviews!

Have you been reading any good books lately? We like to share reviews on books that our members have read […]

Camp Songs: How to Create Lasting Memories With Your Kids

We rushed our after-dinner cleanup to catch the evening ranger program scheduled in the national park campground we were camping […]

What are you reading? Book Reviews

Have you been reading any good books lately? We like to share reviews on books that our members have read […]

Easy Meal Planning to Get Your Family Hiking this Month

One of the biggest challenges I face during a Hike it Baby 30 challenge is not the miles, but rather […]

What are you reading? Children’s book reviews

Have you read any good books lately? We like to share reviews on books that our members have read that […]

What are you reading? Children’s book reviews

Have you read any good books lately? We like to share reviews on books that our members have read that […]

Mother’s Day: 8 Gifts to Encourage, Uplift and Inspire Outdoorsy Moms

This year for Mother’s Day, we wanted to take it in a different direction. Last year we seamlessly provided sentiment […]

What are you reading? Children’s book reviews

Have you read any good books lately? We like to share reviews on books that our members have read that […]

What are you reading? Children’s book reviews

Have you read any good books lately? We like to share reviews on books that our members have read that […]