Resources For Families to Make the Best of Sheltering at Home

Guys, I know since the COVID-19 virus hit, EVERYTHING has been canceled and it seems every day there is more […]

Volunteer Spotlight: Lacey Stock, Family Trail Guide Co-Captain and Rock Star Volunteer

Lacey Stock – Family Trail Guide Co-Captain Tech Support Team member Calendar Team member Branch Ambassador for the Kenai Peninsula […]

30 Things You Can Do Right Outside Your Door in 30 Minutes

We know that getting outside is good for us. Whether you are facing times of great uncertainty, stress, and sadness […]

Ideas to Get Outside with Your Family When Parks and Trails Are Closed

It is the 14th day my family and I have self-quarantined due to the outbreak of the coronavirus. Though it […]

Great Companies Giving Back: Lifestraw and the Give Back Program

What makes our earth so unique is the presence of water. This key substance connects every aspect of life on […]

Nine Simple Ways to Enhance Childhood with a Backyard Natural Playgrounds or Playscapes

Nature Provides Learning Opportunities Research shows time and again children who explore natural playgrounds use their imagination more, work cooperatively, […]

Volunteer Spotlight: Paige Forberger, Calendar Team Captain

Paige Forberger – Calendar Team Captain Branch Ambassador, Hike it Baby Muncie, Indiana Hike it Baby runs on volunteer power […]

August Book Reviews

August kicked off with World Breastfeeding Week and ended with kids heading back to school. Wherever your child falls on […]

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 […]

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? […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

What are you reading? Book reviews

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

Thankful for You Prizes! Hike it Baby’s 13 Days of Giving – 2016

Hike it Baby is so thankful for all of the past year’s Hike Hosts who volunteered their time to bring […]

More Gratitude and a Top Ten List

Not unlike hiking, there is a lot of science that talks about the importance of gratitude in our lives. Being […]

Let Us Be Grateful: Hiking and Gratitude Can Change the World

When I joined Hike it Baby, I was joining to get outside more, make healthier habits, possibly meet new people […]

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 […]

You Know You Are a HiB Hiker When…

Every month we like to share those moments when you think, “You Know You Are a Hike it Baby Hiker […]