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 the National Winter Activity Center is trying to raise the next generation of skiers.
Sound crazy? Not to Bekah and Derrick Quirin, who are embarking on a thru-hike with their one-year-old this March.
Behind-the-scenes with the company's efforts to make sure kids—and parents—are valued at the office.
Research shows that walking has many benefits—but it's also a pretty darn good family adventure.
Taking kids on extended trips into the wilderness comes with an element of stress—the key is to talk about it.
Spectacular footage of wildlife in wild places may be just the reprieve we all need from the upheaval of the past few weeks.
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...
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...
No matter who is on your list, these gifts will make sure you're ready for anything
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...
This week, the New York Times Magazine highlighted just how difficult it is to raise healthy kids in an over-protective and meticulously scheduled environment.
How three months of parenting on crutches taught me invaluable lessons about patience, relinquishing control, and taking each moment as it comes.
There’s a growing movement of people who say that abstaining from raising children is the best way to stop climate change. But they’re wrong. The only way to stop it is by raising conscientious kids...
Raising a courageous, independent child means being a courageous, independently minded parent
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.