Need some gifts for mom this Mother’s Day?

Mother's Day will be here before you know it. Instead of running to the mall for the perfect gift for mom, put the kids to work and get craft instead! These homemade gifts for mom are sure to … [Read more...]

Don’t miss these fun things to do in May!

I don't know about you, but I can't believe it's almost summer! It's finally getting warmer here in Seattle, and the kids are ready to get outside in play, coming up with fun things to do in May is no … [Read more...]

Quincy shares a poem for National Poetry Month (VIDEO!)

Quincy’s been having a tough time learning to read. We practice every night. I decided to take a different strategy though, inspired by Gabriela McBride, American Girl’s Girl of the Year. Gabriela … [Read more...]

Announcing the third book in Tenney’s series, Tenney Shares the Stage!

Back in February, American Girl debuted two new characters, Tenney and Logan! Tomorrow, April 25, 2017, Tenney Shares the Stage, the third book in Tenney's series debuts where ever books are … [Read more...]

Z Yang, American Girl’s newest doll is from Seattle!

We couldn't be more excited to announce Z Yang, American Girl’s newest contemporary character is from Seattle! Z is an imaginative 13-year-old who develops her own take on the world around her. Z … [Read more...]

Hey! Thanks for reading my blog!

I've been blogging for EIGHT years now. EIGHT. Whoa. This “cute little blog” of mine has allowed our family to take Disney vacations (and take my mom & step-dad!), go on weekend road trips and … [Read more...]

Over 20 Board Games for Kids and Families!

Thanks to Duraflame for sponsoring this post about board games for kids. This post contains affiliate links. As always that means I make a few pennies off your purchases. Which I might use to buy … [Read more...]

Take Action! Support Special Education at Thornton Creek!

I’m the parent of three children enrolled in Special Education at Thornton Creek Elementary. I’ve recently learned that the school district is planning to make significant changes to the special … [Read more...]

Things to do in March with Kids

Spring is here. Well, almost. Looking for some fun ideas to transition you and your family from the winter blahs to spring time fun? Here are 15 things to do in March! 15 Things to Do In March With … [Read more...]

The Capital One Banking Reimagined Tour in Seattle

Thank you Capital One for sponsoring this post! This is a paid endorsement. All opinions are my own and were not directed by Capital One. To learn more about Capital One, visit … [Read more...]

Do you feel confident about your relationship with money?

Thank you Capital One for sponsoring this post! This is a paid endorsement. All opinions are my own and were not directed by Capital One. To learn more about Capital One, visit … [Read more...]

Don’t Miss These Fireplace Gift Ideas

I love our little house, but it's sorely lacking a wood burning fireplace. For now, I have to live vicariously through our friends that have one (or TWO!) fireplaces. This spring, I plan on getting a … [Read more...]