Last minute Hiking Mom and Baby Wish List (2018 list)

Socks! I love Swiftwick. They keep they feet dry better than any others I’ve ever tried. They have wool and non wool. My favorite are the Aspire in the 2 (https://amzn.to/2EjZKZg) height to keep debris out but not be too tall. The Hikers are my favorite wool ones. Baby booties! I found these on Amazon … Continue reading Last minute Hiking Mom and Baby Wish List (2018 list)

Cameras and Hiking – My Thoughts and Recommendations (repost from old page)

Once upon a time I used to hike with a big digital SLR camera. Then I downgraded to a little pocket Sony, which I still use on long trips, but now I just use my phone. Unless you’re a photographer, or photography is seriously your thing, there is very little reason to carry a big … Continue reading Cameras and Hiking – My Thoughts and Recommendations (repost from old page)

Hiking with Your Cell Phone, Or Not…? (repost from old page)

You’re hiking to get away from technology, to unplug, and be in nature. The idea of carrying a cell phone may seem kind of silly when hiking. There are lots of reasons to carry your cell, and plenty not to. There are also a few alternative options. Personally, especially when hiking with a baby, I … Continue reading Hiking with Your Cell Phone, Or Not…? (repost from old page)

Altitude Adjustment in Babies

Everyone takes time to adjust to altitude. Babies are no exception. In fact babies actually take long to adjust to altitude as a general rule. There are a lot of factors that play into a baby’s ability to adjust to altitude. Shelf Lake - Elevation just over 12,000 ftWee Man's Highest Elevation before the age … Continue reading Altitude Adjustment in Babies

Cold Nipples Suck… My Tips for Successful Breastfeeding on Winter Hikes (repost from old site)

For those of you who breastfeed, know that it can be super easy and convenient to breastfeed while hiking because you don't have to prep bottles. You don’t have to carry extra things. It makes hiking a lot easier. You can just whip your boob out when you're ready, feed baby, and be on the … Continue reading Cold Nipples Suck… My Tips for Successful Breastfeeding on Winter Hikes (repost from old site)

November is Prematurity Awareness Month

Did you know approximately 1 in 10 babies is born too early (before 37 weeks)- just in the US?! Did you know that being born too soon puts the child at risk for more health conditions than you can possibly count - from heart and lung issues to mental and learning disabilities to issues with … Continue reading November is Prematurity Awareness Month

Trekking Poles…Everything You Need to Know (Including Why You Need Them in the First Place)

All right let's talk about trekking poles. If you're like most people I know you don't use trekking poles because you don't need them.  But trekking poles are one of those things that once you learn how to use them, and start using them, you never go back. They have so many benefits and there's … Continue reading Trekking Poles…Everything You Need to Know (Including Why You Need Them in the First Place)