How to Social Distance at the Beach

Mountain Mat blog post 10 Tips for a Sand Free Beach Vacation

Beaches around the country are reopening after weeks of government-mandated closures due to the coronavirus.  Now that most schools are officially on summer break, families want to know how they can enjoy some summer beach time while maintaining social distancing. An outing to the beach can be a healthy, safe activity for the family as […]

Tips for Keeping Sand at the Beach: How to Get Rid of Beach Sand

Waterproof Beach Mat Yellow and Red

  Love the beach but hate the sand?  Looking for a way to enjoy your day at the beach without loads of sand sticking to everything you own and then making its way back into your vehicle, your laundry, and your house?  We’ve got 10 essential tips that will help keep you and your family […]

Picnics and Social Distancing During Coronavirus

Mountain Mat waterproof picnic mat family

  Probably like your family, ours is itching to get out of the house during these long Coronavirus lock-down days.  We are lucky enough to live in a more rural area of town – which means we have a back yard and a local private park that we can exercise at.  This past weekend our […]

First Time Tent Camping with Kids – Don’t Panic!

First time tent camping with kids blog post by Mountain Mat

  Thinking about planning a first-time camping trip with the kids but not sure where to start?  We’ve got all the best advice on what to pack for a family camping trip and tips for tent camping with kids.  From campsite meal prepping to our free downloadable camping gear checklist, your dreams of a family […]

3-Day Weekend Camping Meal Plan with Shopping List

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Planning a weekend camping trip and need a simple but delicious meal plan?  Here is a kid-friendly camping meal plan that will have everyone cleaning their plates! One of our favorite things about camping trips are family meals cooked over the fire.  After a day of exercise and fresh air, our appetites are always bigger […]

Camping with Preschoolers

toddler on a blue camping mat

  Camping with preschoolers and toddlers is a fun and rewarding way to spend quality family time.  If you are planning on bringing a young child on your next camping trip, here are some tips on special preschooler camping activities, toddler camping gear – and a downloadable exclusive comprehensive camping with kids packing list. Tips […]

7 Important Ways Hiking Strengthens the Family Bond

three children walking together on a dirt road in nature

Hiking is the perfect family activity that promotes a healthy lifestyle and strengthens family bonds.  Whether you are hiking with small children or teenagers, everyone benefits from this family time in nature.  Here are 7 important ways that hiking can strengthen your family bonds. If you’re looking for an activity that will appeal to all […]