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.

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

How to Bring Meaning to This Holiday Season

Nature eases stress, and there’s no better way to offset the collective holiday insanity than by escaping to wild places. Presenting five family adventures for a meaningful season.

Stop Rushing to Build Baby Athletes

The pressure to enlist kids in competitive sports has us putting four-year-olds on the soccer field. It’s clear they don’t know what they’re doing. And it may be a more harmful decision than you...


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