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 […]

Max Man’s Music (a Playlist) + The Greatest Headphones Ever (That You Can Win)

Today’s post and giveaway is sponsored by Puro Sound Labs. I’ll be honest, until I connected with Puro Sound Labs, I didn’t know there were headphones with noise limiting capabilities. Had I, you can bet Max would have had a pair. Because this little music lover only believes in one volume — LOUD! Often enough you […]

5 Things Every Mom (Like Me!) Needs To Do To Keep Her Car Organized

Couldn’t have managed this organization project without our sponsor, Diono! Thank you for gifting our family with everything we needed to freshen things up in my mom mobile! Whether you’ve got a summer road trip on your mind or your car has been overrun by all things children, it’s probably time to empty everything out and start fresh.  […]

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 […]

How To Save On Your Summer Bucket List

I’ve got our summer bucket list on my mind! Is yours brewing yet? I do realize we’re only a few weeks into spring and I should really focus on embracing this season. And not rush. Especially because once summer arrives … it’s baby season around here! But, since the sun has peeked out here and there, I […]

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 […]

Donuts, Daffodils, and Diaper Bags

There have been a few minor breaks in the weather lately. Two days to be exact: Tuesday and Thursday. And now, nonstop rain in the forecast once again.  But two days is enough for us to plan some excitement. And so, Tuesday became field trip day! I kept it all a surprise because you never know […]