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 […]

A Night In the Sky at High Trek Adventures AND A GIVEAWAY!

Just 20 minutes north of Seattle near the new Paine Field in Everett you’ll find High Trek Adventures. The aerial rope and zipline course is impressive and incredibly safe. A real adventure for anyone who wants to spend a few hours in the air. With three ziplines and 60+ challenges across 3 tiers of rope […]

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 […]