How to teach your kids to be kind in nature

“Random Acts of Kindness” is a phrase everyone knows. It’s in our culture and our vocabulary. But how does it […]

3 Hikes for Families with Young Children in Michigan

Looking for that perfect hike in Michigan for young children? Whether you’re new to hiking with your baby or toddler, […]

Tandem Babywearing Tips – How to Carry Two Small Hikers

Whether your own family is growing, you have twins or you’re helping out a friend by watching their child, adding […]

First time hiking with kids? Helpful tips to get out on trail

When we start something new, we tend to need extra help. Heck! When my family returns to something we know […]

Kids’ Perspective: 5 things kids like about hiking in the rain and cold

Cooler, wet temperatures and shorter days tend to keep families indoors during this time of year. It’s a lot of […]

Nature Based Scavenger Hunts, your new hiking friend

There are days that getting my kids to agree to a hike is like pulling teeth. You’d think they never […]

Parenting Outdoors : No Plan Survives

When my husband and I found out we were expecting our first child, we made a parenting plan like many […]

Hiking Failures

Hiking with kids is an adventure.  Sometimes a fulfilling success, sometimes a complete failure.  Kids are volatile and make everything […]

10 Life Lessons Learned from Hiking with my Son

As my only child, Neko, goes off to Kindergarten, I think about all the wonderful times together, when it was […]

Grow that newfound love for the outdoors

The local parks are so much busier than they were just a few weeks ago! Have you noticed that too? […]

Hot Weather Hiking

Hiking in the summer months can present some unique challenges, especially when one is hiking with children. The ability to […]

One Mama, Two Kids: How to Hike When You Are Outnumbered

I started the Metro Detroit branch of Hike it Baby in November – a lovely time in Michigan with grey […]

Day 11: The Snowy Road Less Traveled

But this day was different. Mason was not crying as we pulled into the snowy parking lot. “Make a snowman? Carrot […]

Tips for Joining or Leading a Hike for the First Time

Hike it Baby is so happy that Stephanie worked up the courage to lead her first hike! She has generously […]

Leave No Trace Part 2- “Choose The Right Path”

This is Part Two of our Leave No Trace Series:  Travel and Camp on Durable Surfaces I live in Boulder, […]