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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 […]

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For Mother’s Day we took the kids on their longest hike yet – 4.25 miles! They were troopers! That’s a long way for little ones … and a long way for this mama tote hefty Eli! We’ve spent the week since laying pretty low. I caught up on work, they caught up on end of […]

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. […]

What Books To Read When You Finish “Teach Your Child To Read In 100 Easy Lessons”

Jem somehow taught herself to read. We dabbled in Bob Books and then overnight she was blowing through chapter books like Little House on the Prairie. I honestly don’t know what happened. So, with Max in kindergarten this year, I had my first opportunity to actually teach a child to read. We opted to begin Teach Your […]

Salmon Cheese Ball

Dominic has been following a keto diet since the beginning of the year. He’s down almost 30 pounds and I’m so proud of his commitment to healthy choices. I need to support him in finding and making more keto-friendly recipes and have intentions to do much better … starting with this salmon cheese ball! Isn’t […]

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 […]

How I Got $200 For Our Disney Trip FREE

I’m feeling a touch guilty about sharing this post. But, I’m all about being transparent. Especially when it comes to family finances. And, I promised on Instagram Stories. So, here it is … So … here’s the scoop. In preparation for our last trip, I applied for the Disney Visa credit card.  To normal folk […]