Katie Arnold (@raisingrippers) is a freelance journalist and editor who writes Raising Rippers for Outside online. She lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico, with her husband, two young daughters, and puppy Pete.
For those of us with young children, helping our kids sort through racy and politicized Halloween costumes can become a charged issue. With the election drawing near, this holiday was a particularly...
This week, the New York Times Magazine highlighted just how difficult it is to raise healthy kids in an over-protective and meticulously scheduled environment.
How three months of parenting on crutches taught me invaluable lessons about patience, relinquishing control, and taking each moment as it comes.
There’s a growing movement of people who say that abstaining from raising children is the best way to stop climate change. But they’re wrong. The only way to stop it is by raising conscientious kids...
Raising a courageous, independent child means being a courageous, independently minded parent
As parents, we tend to try and fill our children’s lives with activity from the time they wake up to when it’s bedtime. But research suggests that a certain amount of idleness is beneficial.
How the upstart parenting meet-up Hike it Baby has quietly gone national
The Clark family has some advice for surviving a 120-day backpacking trip—or whatever adventures you and yours have planned for the summer
The 42-year-old mountaineer and mother of two just claimed the women’s speed record for the Explorer’s Grand Slam. How did she pull it off?
The National Park Service wants to get more kids in parks. I tagged along on a trip to Joshua Tree with a group of kids from Southern California who had never slept in a tent.
The movement to get kids running around outdoors has some strong scientific support. Here are 6 ways to let your children cut loose.
Renting a minivan is the secret key to surviving a weeklong family vacation along the California Coast
Bestselling author Caroline Paul’s new book, The Gutsy Girl, is a how-to guide for parents to push through the anxiety and let their kids take acceptable risks outdoors.
The Secretary of the Interior just issued an order that aims to help get at-risk and disabled children outside. Here’s how it will work.
Author Richard Louv, who coined the term “nature-deficit disorder,” is back with his latest book on the importance of getting kids into nature