Motherhood Moments: Disability in the Outdoors

This week’s #ThankfulforFamilies #OutdoorFamilies Instagram Bonanza got a bit of my Thanksgiving Spirit flowing early and it’s made me think about disabilities in the outdoors. Continue reading “Motherhood Moments: Disability in the Outdoors”

Third Annual #ThankfulForFamilies #OutdoorFamilies Instagram Contest

It’s that time of year again! Time to get excited for THANKSGIVING!

glacier-7-of-22Thanksgiving may not have the razzle dazzle of Christmas or the promised sugar rush of Halloween, but it’s one of my favorite holidays. Taking time to be grateful? I think everyone can get behind that.

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Win a Beach Vacation from Outdoor Families Online

One year ago I posted about the launch of a new online magazine that I love. OutdoorFamiliesOnline.com.  The magazine is written by outdoor lovers for outdoor lovers, specifically those with little tots in tow.

Outdoor Families Online has become a big part of my online life. I wrote an article for them in December about living at Sundance Mountain Resort. Every photo I post on instagram has the #outdoorfamilies tag. I’ve met some of the brains behind the magazine both online and in person and think they’re amazing.

Mostly I love being connected to a larger group of outdoor parents. I like the ideas of places to go and the tips for how to make outdoor adventures successful with kids. I would also like to win a beach vacation.



For their one year anniversary Outdoor Families Online teamed up with Thomson Family Adventures to offer a 7 day/6 night Sand and Surf vacation! The package includes accomodations in Baja, Mexico, surfing lessons, horseback riding, swimming with sea lions, yoga, and more. Talk about a trip of a lifetime!

If you haven’t entered yet, do it now! Let’s spread the Outdoor Families Online love and grow the community of outdoor family adventurers!

#ThankfulforFamilies #OutdoorFamilies Giveaway!

I feel so blessed looking back on all the outdoor fun my mountain family had this year. This Thanksgiving I’m teaming up with 20 awesome outdoor family bloggers to share the gratitude love. You know what that means! Giveaways!


We want to flood the internet with our #OutdoorFamilies and #ThankfulforFamilies Instagram photos. Share your favorites on Instagram for a chance to win some great prizes.

Enter to win the #ThankfulForFamilies #OutdoorFamilies giveaway!


Steps  to Enter:
  1. Post a NEW photo of your outdoor family on Instagram making sure to include both #ThankfulForFamilies AND #OutdoorFamilies and tell us why you love your family!
  2. Follow ALL of our awesome participating hosts to win! Tap on MY photo(@YOURINSTAGRAMNAME)  to see where to go next. Follow that host, and find THEIR awesome prize in their feed. Tap on their photo to see where to go next. Repeat until you have come full circle.
  3. Check out ALL the awesome giveaways and make a comment (one per photo) on the prize(s) you want to win!

Giveaway entry rules:
  • Contest will run from November 19-30, 2015.
  • Entrants must be a resident of US or Canada
  • Entrants’ Instagram account must be a public account.
  • Entrants must post a new, original, and taken by you photo (a re-posted photo or tagging an old photo will disqualify you) to Instagam of their family, or members of their family, outdoors.
  • All photos entered in the contest must be tagged with BOTH #OutdoorFamilies AND #ThankfulForFamilies.
  • Entrants must comment on Instagram on the specific prize they are entering to win. Photographs of prizes will be distributed among all the hosts’ Instagram feeds. Entrants need to only comment ONCE per prize. Additional comments DO NOT equal additional entries.
  • Entrants may post a photo once per day to their Instagram feeds for additional entries, up to  12 entries total. All photos must use the two contest hashtags.
  • All photo entries must be submitted by 10 pm MST on November 30th.
  • All winners will be chosen randomly from all submitted entries at the end of the week and announced on each of the blogs after December 1st. Notifying comments will also be left on the winning photos on Instagram.
  • Hosts will do their best to contact winners. If prizes are not claimed within 48 hours of notification, the prize will go to the next winner.
What you can win:
**PLEASE note prizes have various shipping capabilities which are described below**
Participating Bloggers (who worked hard to round up these great prizes!):
*Make sure you check out all of these great blogs!*

  1. The Adventures in Parenthood Project: http://www.AdventurousParents.com
  2. Outdoor Families Magazine: http://www.OutdoorFamiliesOnline.com
  3. The Mommy Hiker: http://www.MommyHiker.com
  4. Rockies Family Adventures: http://www.RockiesFamilyAdventures.com
  5. The Kid Project: http://www.KidProject.org
  6. Rockieschick’s Adventures: http://www.Rockies-Chick.com
  7. Play Outside Guide: http://www.PlayOutsideGuide.com
  8. Tales of a Mountain Mama: http://www.TalesOfaMountainMama.com
  9. Colorado Mountain Mom: http://www.ColoradoMountainMom.com
  10. Mountain Mom and Tots: http://www.MountainMomAndTots.com
  11. Colorado Mountain Mom: http://coloradomountainmom.com/