We are Audra and Doug Ostergard.

We created KiddoGear with our Let’s Go Kiddo activity harness in 2012 when we wanted to take our then three-year old daughter ( who is nicknamed Lugnut) hiking in Glacier National Park. It took us three years to have confidence to take our daughter on our annual hiking trip. We later discovered that many other families were exploring nature and outdoors at even younger ages.

Seeing life through the eyes of a kiddo, KiddoGear continues to grow into a bigger vision of helping busy families minimize the challenges of life in order to get outdoors, to connect with nature, to make good memories and for parents to say, “Let’s Go Kiddo” more often.

I’m Audra and I’m a crazy-haired outdoor loving mama who knows the challenges of managing a full-time job, being a wife, a mama, sister, daughter, household co-pilot and now a blogger. All while trying carve out time to create good memories outdoors with my family.

I know firsthand the desire to get my family outdoors and to create fun family memories while keeping up with the laundry, the cooking, the cleaning – just 24 hours in a day. My goal is always to minimize the “life-stuff” so we can have more adventures. As a friend said, “Keep It Simple – Sweetheart”!

Stopping by to find out who and what we are?
What KiddoGear is

  • A place to find unique outdoor gear that keeps the family active and outdoors together.
  • A blog providing inspiration to help families adopt an attitude of adventure wherever you might live or what you might be doing.
  • A place to find ideas on how to engage the family with nature.
  • A blog providing information about ways busy parents can minimize and manage the day-to-day responsibilities of life so that having family outdoor adventures is easy and is done often.
  • And, most importantly, a place that encourages you to “make good memories” with those who mean the most to you.

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