Meet the Founder of Ella’s Wool

When temperatures drop, it can be difficult to get children to play outside, especially little ones. But, it doesn’t have to be that way, and nor is it that way in certain parts of the globe. Meet Vibeke (Becca) Kvam Johansen. Originally hailing from Norway, but now living in Brooklyn N.Y., Becca discovered upon moving that some of her Norwegian traditions hadn’t quite translated to America. She set out to change that with Ella’s Wool.

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5 Gift Ideas for Outdoorsy and On-The-Go Toddlers

The holiday season is fast approaching, and with that comes my annual tradition of providing you with some gift ideas! This year I thought I’d do toddler-specific gift ideas, since that’s the phase we’re in (and “children’s toys” are often unsuitable for little ones!) Here are some of my picks this year:

Review: Burley MyKick Balance Bike

I grew up learning how to bike by using a tricycle, and then a bike with training wheels. I vividly remember the moment I first felt what it was like to balance on two wheels, on my own. By the time I had learned to balance without any aids, I was six or seven years old. But now, a few companies, such as Burley, are changing the way kids learn to bike.