Jemma’s Big Sister Babymoon

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!

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

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 […]

6 Questions To Ask Before You Invest In a Really Nice Stroller

Today’s post is sponsored by Baby Cubby. Cross my heart, I don’t mean to sound uppity, but when it comes to strollers … you get what you pay for. This, I know from experience. This, I have schooled Dominic on. And that says a lot seeing that he is Mr. Budget. Here’s the deal … invest in a […]

May Days

May was beautiful. In so many ways. It was the prime of my pregnancy – love that second trimester boost of energy. Had spurts of gorgeous weather – even if it wasn’t sunny, it was often clear. And, we’re all feeling settled as we acclimate to our new town. I mean, how could we not, with […]

A Visit to the Terracotta Warriors

When I was mapping out our homeschool year last Fall, I heard through the grapevine that something special was coming to the Pacific Science Center in Seattle — the Terracotta Warriors of the First Emperor. Amazing exhibits are frequently on rotation at PSC (when I was growing up we saw features on Titanic, King Tut, and […]

If This Is Home

I shared this on Instagram the other week after one of our “searching for property” drives that have become our Saturday morning tradition as of late. Along with a Starbucks americano with extra steamed cream and 2 pumps white mocha and 2 pumps cinnamon dolce (so so good, try it!). It’s so fun and so […]