Katie Arnold

Author's Bio

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.

Inflatable SUPing: Fun for the Whole Family

When the author's girls were big enough to try stand-up paddleboarding on an inflatable SUP, they fell in love with the sport. And so she sought out the best board for herself and her kids. The...

CrossFit for Kids

CrossFit isn't just for adults. There are over a thousand programs nationwide specifically designed for kids. Is this a good thing?

10 Tips for Exploring Alone

Even parents need alone time. Follow these 10 tips for the perfect solitary adventure weekend.

Chasing Swells and Raising a Ripper

When you're a parent of young children and work full time, you can come up with plenty of excuses for blowing off exercise. Just don't tell them to Pam Smith.

The Art of Raising Young Ultrarunners

When you're a parent of young children and work full time, you can come up with plenty of excuses for blowing off exercise. Just don't tell them to Pam Smith.

Why You Should Stay Home

I'm not swooping down buff, buttery Colorado singletrack. I'm not running along a pristine wilderness creek to the foot of a 13,000-foot peak. I'm not teaching my daughters how to slack line at a...

Toys of Summer: The Floater Mat

My daughters had been angling hard for a floater mat ever since they'd played on them at friends' cottages this summer, and I knew that a mat of our own would encourage them to stay in the lake...

10 Ways to Make Summer Last All Year

Facing summer’s last hurrah can be depressing, but there’s no reason you can’t carry a little bit of the warmer months through the winter.