Katie Arnold

Katie Arnold

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.

How to Bring Meaning to This Holiday Season

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.

Stop Rushing to Build Baby Athletes

The pressure to enlist kids in competitive sports has us putting four-year-olds on the soccer field. It’s clear they don’t know what they’re doing. And it may be a more harmful decision than you...

6 Ways to Raise Healthier, Happier Kids

“Blue zones” where entire communities live longer, better lives aren't just for grownups. Here’s how you can craft them in your own neighborhood.

Top 5 Family-Friendly Adventure Lodges

We’re getting deeper into summer and you’ve probably asked yourself, where can we take a true family-friendly adventure? It’s a question I get from readers a lot this time of year, and I’ve come up...

Run Like a Mother

Athletic training and parenthood aren’t mutually exclusive. In fact, when done right, they go hand in hand.

10 Myths of Family Travel, Debunked

An interview with the parent-stars of the new television show “Big Crazy Family Adventure” about how to roam with children without going insane.

7 Tips for Powering Down and Getting Out

With the start of summer came an unending chorus of requests for screen time from my kids. Unsure how to respond, I checked in with Dr. Scott Sampson, chief curator at the Denver Museum of Nature...


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