SPEED ROUND: What do you think of when you hear the word adventure? Beautiful vistas? Thrilling activities? Food so fresh and inventive it’ll knock your “Carpe Diem Travel | explore:NW “
I wrote more than two years ago when I introduced formula to Pepper. At the time, I didn’t know that moving exclusively to formula would “Formula is Best for Us”
It’s that time in the Pacific Northwest when it feels safe (nearly) to put away your rain gear and slip on your sandals — especially “Green Trees and Sunshine | explore:NW “
The screaming. The squealing. The massive number of toys that beeped and sang. In my early 20s, the endless NOISE of my sister’s kids made drove me up the wall.
Who needs to run up and down the hallway at 7:30 AM yelling ‘BACON BACON BACON’? What kind of humans was she raising? And, more importantly, how could I escape?
At the base of Taylor Mountain runs the Holder Creek Trail. A gentle 1.5-mile out-and-back path, it’s the best hiking trail for kids in Hobart, “Best Hiking Trail for Kids in Hobart, WA — Holder Creek Trail”
Have you ever made a bucket list? Recently, my husband and I put together a small time capsule. It was nothing elaborate, just a jar “A Dreamer’s Sparkplug | explore:NW ￼”
There’s no roadmap to perfect parenting — as much as I sometimes wish there was. Every family and kid is different. We all have different “We Decided to Send Our Toddler to Preschool. Here’s Why.”
Staying sane as a mom is H.A.R.D. For me, it’s made especially hard when the two of us are cooped up inside all day. While I’ve definitely found some fun indoor activities (like MOHAI), my favorite thing to do with my toddler is exploring the outdoors.
In many respects, outdoor adventures are easier to pull off during the warmer months. Why? Because dressing kids for cold weather can feel overwhelming and intimidating. (I’m speaking from personal experience!)
While I had every intention to be a well-equipped 4-season outdoor momma, it wasn’t until my daughter went to outdoor preschool that I really started feeling like I had things under control.
The following outdoor winter kids gear and budget-friendly shopping tips have been gleaned from recommendations made by Pepper’s school, personal experience, and recommendations from fellow mommas.
If you have any insights to share, please do!!
I spend a minimum of 6-7 hours working from my car. Needless to say, I’ve learned a thing or two about how to make working from a vehicle comfortable.