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8 Excellent Parenting Blogs for Active Families

As active parents here at Ella’s Wool, we are always looking to connect and collaborate with like-minded moms and dads. We love to hear the tips, tricks, and ideas from other families that manage to stay successfully active, despite the whirlwind schedule that inevitably comes with raising a family. The web is full of parenting blogs for all types of families. It is wonderful to be able to connect with so many other parents at the click of the button, but it is quite a time-consuming task to narrow down which blogs and whose posts are going to really appeal to our particular family. As a family that loves to hike, camp, and bask in the enjoyment all things outdoors...

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It's apple picking season – stay warm

Fall is finally upon us. The leaves are beginning to turn and there is a crispness in the air. While pumpkin patch picking is always on our list of October to-do’s, we also love taking our little ones out to an apple orchard. Apple picking is a fun, family-friendly activity to kick-off your fall.We love apple picking and recommend it to all of our friends because typically there are enough activities to keep both the adults and kids entertained. From drinking warm cider to taking a hayride around the orchard, there is something for everyone. Not sure where to go? Check out this article by Reader’s Digest: The Best Place to Go Apple Picking in Every State.Before heading out, throw...

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How do you dress your baby when hiking the entire Appalachian Trail? (Video)

The Appalachian Trail stretches 2,200-miles from Georgia to Maine. Thru-hiking the Appalachian Trail with a baby sounds crazy for most people, but the Quirin family did it. On March 21, 2017, Ellie Quirin started the A.T. thru-hiking journey along with her parents, Bekah and Derrick Quirin. Six months and 10 days later, the Quirins finished their hike on McAfee Knob, Virginia.  “Ella’s Wool made it possible for Ellie to be comfortably adventuring outdoors with mom and dad- no compromises necessary. We would only choose wool for ourselves on backcountry excursions, so why should we have to compromise for anything less for our daughter?”   ~ Bekah Quirin  Check out how they dressed little Ellie on YouTube:  

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