Winter Run Motivation

On my birthday run I got to thinking. Mostly about how gorgeous the weather was – clear, crisp, just a slight breeze – and how it won’t last. In October things tend to turn in the PNW. The rain comes. The sun sets earlier. I end up on the treadmill more often than not. Which, […]

The Chore Chart That Is Actually Working For Us!

A special thank you to The Buttercup House for gifting our family a set of chore magnets. We have gone through many a season of chore charts. Honestly, I feel like I’ve tried them all. The only thing I haven’t tried is a traditional allowance for completing chores. I’m very much in the camp of […]

My Love Hate Relationship With Pumping

This post is in partnership with Aeroflow Breastpumps. I have a love hate relationship with pumping. There, I said it. No reason to sugar coat one of the less glamorous parts of motherhood, right? I mean, don’t we all hate being milked? I love that I have the opportunity to nourish my baby and maintain […]

My Favorite Summer Dress

It seems that everyone keeps finding the best clothing pieces on Amazon and as much as I have searched, I have yet to find anything I can’t live without. Well, except for this swimsuit … and now, this classic black dress! This little black dress is the perfect throw on and go piece. Super comfy, […]

The Most Mom Friendly Jumpsuit Ever

First, would you look at that fence?!? Dominic is making so much headway! This week, I suspect, I’ll be able to open the back door and let the kids run free without worry that they’ll take off on a too far away adventure :) Now, on to this fabulous little number from Old Navy! I […]

Mother’s Day Wish Granted

I told these sweet little goons that my greatest wish for Mother’s Day was to have them give me real smiles in a photo of just them and I. And they did just that!!! I love how their personalities shine through. Jemma with her endless joy, Max’s surprise silliness, followed by Reid mimicking his own […]

Mother’s Day Gift Guide

With little ones it’s not always easy to have a relaxing Mother’s Day, so, instead of longing for a spa day or time alone, I’ve given up the idea of peace and quiet and most years opt for fun and adventure! This year, we’re taking the ferry to the San Juan Islands and I can’t […]

This + That

Holler friends! Happy spring! We have six weeks left of our school year and I confess, I’m counting down the days. We have so much fun coming this summer and I’m ready for the SUNSHINE. We’ve got some major house projects in the works too. I know, I know … the never-ending story around here. […]

Free Tree Tracker For the 150 Hours Outside Project

I recently stumbled upon a fabulous “challenge” of sorts on Instagram — the 150 Hours  Outside Project. This sort of thing is totally up my alley and I immediately clicked through the hashtag to learn more.  #150hoursoutside was started by Leah McDermott of Your Natural Learner. All the details are here <<< read it :) Bottom line though, get outside more with your kids this […]