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.
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
For yogis of all stripes.
Nutritious lunches are key to fueling our children’s minds and bodies, and our cafeterias are failing us
We asked the director of the National Avalanche Center what precautions he takes when he goes skiing with his two young daughters
We asked photographer Jesse Burke, whose new book showcases a series of road trips with his young daughter
Nature eases stress, and there’s no better way to offset the collective holiday insanity than by escaping to wild places. Presenting five family adventures for a meaningful season.