8 Timeless Disneyland Tips

This fall we spent a fabulous five days in Disneyland and California Adventure. From magical moments with cast members to fantastic first time experiences, we, once again, fell in love with the Happiest Place on Earth. Whenever I post photos I get a handful of questions about how to do Disney best so I figured […]

A Magical California Adventure Bucket List

Did you catch the Disneyland Bucket List? Well, I couldn’t very well leave out California Adventure, because, when it comes down to it – I love it equally as much. I remember California Adventure way back when. When those big letters spelled out C-A-L-I-F-O-R-N-I-A. We took family photos by the R to represent our family […]

A Magical Disneyland Bucket List

I’m about to embark on what I’m pretty sure is Disney trip #14! Seven of those trips have been since I first took Jem when she was five … since I really started studying Disneyland and strategizing our trips and aiming to experience many of the unique things about the park. What a ride! If […]

Usborne On the Go: Books + Activities For Happy, Smooth Adventuring

I don’t think it’s any secret that I love Usborne. The kids and I adore their stories (sweet and clean and options for all ages!) and puzzles (sturdy and pretty!) and our homeschool shelves are full of resource books we dive into often. But, Usborne isn’t just books … and that’s exactly what makes them […]

Five Favorites: Road Trip Edition

This month we roll out on an epic road trip! It’s working out to be almost 35 hours of drive time over five days covering six states. I’ve been prepping and packing for most of the month – I mean, that’s how you eat an elephant, yes? Especially when you have a little helper like […]

The Crayola Experience

Thank you to the team at Crayola for allowing us to review The Crayola Experience with complimentary tickets. We recently returned from a family trip to Dallas and all the kids agreed – The Crayola Experience in Plano was one of our very favorite outings! Now, I did sense this potential when I added The […]

Exploring Carlsbad Caverns National Park With Kids

Tucked in the southeast corner of New Mexico, Carlsbad Caverns National Park is one of the most unique national parks you can explore. I’ve been blessed to visit three times in my life, twice with kids in tow, and each one has been a beautiful experience. I always appreciate reading other parent’s reviews of various […]

The Essentials of Summer

Today’s post is in collaboration with SmartBuyGlasses, TOMY, and Arabella Baby. Some affiliate links are included. No doubt this summer will be different. We’ve postponed a national park trip and the kids are lamenting canceled camps. But that doesn’t mean we won’t have fun! It’s just going to be a different sort of fun. A […]

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, […]

My Favorite Montana Small Businesses

I love exploring new shops and businesses when traveling, don’t you? I mean, I obviously appreciate the consistency of Target as much as the next girl, but Target is Target is Target everywhere you go. Small businesses, on the other hand, are unique and so regionally-minded. They give a true glimpse at life in their […]