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...

Why Parents Should Let Their Kids Get Bored

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.

Ask Masha Gordon: Moms Can Still Crush

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?

These Kids Just Camped for the First Time Ever

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.

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