Embracing adventure, travel and the outdoors for our families.

Lets get inspired.

Our Story

The Outdoor Parent was born as a personal mission to help my family be more adventurous outdoors while building a lifelong bond with nature and each other. Personally, I have so many questions for the amazing parents who are outdoor authors, explorers, record setters, and artists that I decide to take the plunge and start interviewing them! I figure if have these questions and crave inspiration for my family, you might too. Welcome to The Outdoor Parent!




Aloha –
I am Jilane, parent to two energetic boys in the northwoods of Wisconsin.

Random facts:
Life goal, to attend the Iditarod and learn log rolling.
Favorite season, winter.
15 year entrepreneur.
Loves reading, board games, Olympics and being outdoors.
Heroes – Indiana Jones, Dick Van Dyke, Bear Grylls, Crocodile Hunter.

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Latest From Our Blog

E12: Book discussion – Finding Ecohappiness

Author Sandi Schwartz shares about her new book Finding Ecohappiness which covers the much important topic of kids, nature and how it affects their mental health.

Finding Ecohappiness: Fun Nature Activities to Help Your Kids Feel Happier and Calmer

E10: Winter layering for families

Outdoor family expert, Amelia Mayer (known as the owner of Mountain mama) speaks to us about proper winter layering for our families. We cover basics and more in-depth subjects so everyone can learn something new.

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