5 Tips For Getting Outside No Matter the Weather

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This post is sponsored by ClimateRight but the content and opinions expressed here are my own. The old me hibernated all winter. If the weather wasn’t ideal, there was no way I going outside. Count me out! Inside, with cocoa and slippers is where I preferred to be. Buuuuut, then I pieced together that my mental health […]

A Yes Day At the Zoo

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This post is sponsored by Vanguard, but the content and opinions expressed here are my own. Thanks to Vanguard I was able to participate in a fun little “experiment” – I was given $160 to make a special memory. Why $160? Well, according to recent data, if you hold $10,000 in cash, you could earn […]

2018 Summer Bucket List

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In the vein of my word of the year, the kids are crafting seasonal bucket lists. Well, that’s the plan at least, we’ve got our summer one ready and come fall and winter, we’ll brainstorm for those too. Bucket lists are great because they give us all something to look forward to, and, as you’ll see, apparently give me […]

Dreaming Of a Getaway

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  This last year has been a big travel year for our family. I think we wanted to squeeze in a bunch of getaways, large and small, before becoming a family of six. Now, we’re in a quiet season. We’re hoping to settle into a home and adjust to life with a new family member […]

Max’s Big Brother Babymoon

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You didn’t think Jemma was the only one getting a babymoon, did you? Nope! Max got one too! Jemma remembers Reid’s birth and early days pretty vividly. Max doesn’t recall much. But this baby? This is his baby. As a brand new 5 year old, Max dotes on Reid and knows he is a big brother, but […]

Jemma’s Big Sister Babymoon

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New babies bring lots of changes. And not just for me and Dominic, for our whole family. The big kids are very much anticipating this new baby, but I think they’re sensing the growing responsibility of having a new little one around too. Currently they tag team Reid like champs. That boy can’t get in […]

Staycations Rock!

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We’re back from our staycation which means >>> laundry and home days alllllll this week! Knowing that I’d be in my third trimester this summer we didn’t plan any grandiose adventures. Just a trip back to our hometown. When we discussed summer plans all the kids wanted was to go to their favorite summer camp. […]

Everything You Need For an Impromptu Adventure

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My sister and brother-in-law just moved home from Texas. Cue all the cheering! They spent the last week with us and we made it our mission to share many of our favorite spots as a welcome back to the Northwest type of staycation. Nothing like trooping around with 3 kids and a pregnant sister to […]