WTA gives good advice on how to nurture outdoorsy kids because we get tips from the experts—parents! Below is advice from parents in our community, including some staffers.
Finding Balance as A Parent
Aug 11, 2020
"My life at home and work are much different than what I’d planned for 2020 — but I’m finding ways to make peace with that."
How to Dress Your Baby for Hiking All Year Long
How to choose the right clothes to keep your baby — and you — happy on the trail.
Time for Self
In a period of turmoil, time outdoors was both respite and reawakening | by shon't savage
Q&A with Touray Kungkagam: Making Time and Finding Awe in Nature
Feb 26, 2019
Touray Kungkagam has been finding adventure outside for years. He shares those adventures in his trip reports, and they range from wintry ascents requiring technical skill, to weight training with a toddler, to family-friendly strolls in the mountains.
Wrap Up: A Working Mom's Year of Backpacking Once a Month
Dec 03, 2018
In January, Washington Trails editor Jessi Loerch set a goal to go backpacking once a month. She reflects on the year's adventures, and what she learned.
Being a New Mom Was Hard. Hiking Helped.
Jul 24, 2018
Shanti Hodges is the creator of Hike It Baby, and the author of a new book featuring hikes you can enjoy with your whole family.
Father's Day: Outdoor Lessons From our Dads, Uncles and Grandfathers
Jun 14, 2018
This week, we asked Washington Trails Association staff if they had learned anything about the outdoors or nature from their fathers, uncles or grandpas.
"It's Okay to Get Dirty" — Outdoor Wisdom from Our Mothers, Aunties and Grandmothers
May 11, 2018
Wielding axes, courage, common sense and adventurous spirits, the women who raised WTA staffers are part of why we are so committed to trails.
The Three Cs: Raising a Child Who Loves Nature
Apr 04, 2018
Krista Dooley, parent and the youth and volunteer programs director at WTA, on how a simple walk in the woods with her young daughter builds curiosity, courage and confidence.
Progress Report: Backpacking All Year
Apr 05, 2018
Washington Trails editor and mom Jessi Loerch set a goal for herself to backpack once a month this year. She's on track, and finding the sweet spot between spending alone time in the wilderness and sharing nature with some close friends.
Go Camping with your Family this Winter
Feb 02, 2018
Winter and early spring are a great time to go camping with your family. Here's why, and some tips on how to do it.
Father's Day: Life Lessons from Time on the Trail with Dad
Jun 16, 2017
From how to start a fire to developing a sense of wonder, outdoor fathers have a lot to give.