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.

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.

10 Ways to Raise Brave Girls

Bestselling author Caroline Paul’s new book, The Gutsy Girl, is a how-to guide for parents to push through the anxiety and let their kids take acceptable risks outdoors.

5 Ways to Get Kids Into Nature

Author Richard Louv, who coined the term “nature-deficit disorder,” is back with his latest book on the importance of getting kids into nature