Katie Arnold

Katie Arnold

Katie Arnold 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.


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.