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.

The Key to Better Students Is Getting Them Outside

In the remote village of St. Mary's, near the confluence of the Andreafsky and the Yukon Rivers, schoolchildren from kindergarten through 12th grade practice subsistence skills like fishing, mending...

If You Want Your Kids to Succeed, Let Them Fail

On November 9, I woke, like the rest of the world, to news of the shocking election upset. The worst part was my daughters. In my stepmother's kitchen, 2,500 miles away from home, I could think only...

What This Election Means for My Daughters

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...