I grew up in a small town in Washington called Allyn. Its only claim to fame, that I know of, comes from the show ‘Dirty Jobs.’ In the episode where Mike Rowe (swoon!) is digging for geoducks. He was digging around waist deep in mud, in my town. (Sadly it was filmed years after I moved away.)
My baby is officially a toddler.
There are things I hoped I would never have to deal with in my life. I always knew I wanted kids, so sleep loss and playing with baby poop was a given.
But there are some things my kids enjoy, personality traits they’ve developed, and issues as a parent I really thought I would be able to avoid.
We’ve had some really rare weather here this year. But even though it has been sunny and incredibly beautiful, it’s still really cold (not East Coast cold, but cold.) So the good old comfort food standbys are still appealing.
On Monday, we thought we would go on our first big Washington adventure. It was a spontaneous decision but it was a beautiful day and we refused to stay inside.
We decided to make the hour and a half drive to Sequim so we could go to the Olympic Game Farm.
The drive was great because we had an incredible view for most of it. Continue reading
Last weekend, we had a few really fun “firsts”.
We celebrated the first Valentine’s Day my daughter will remember.
We got her Disney Princess chocolates that she had seen at the grocery store earlier in the week. The boy got a book about love. (I’m still not ready to give him his own candy, he doesn’t notice anyhow.)
My husband and I love to travel. Or, rather, we would love to travel.
At this point in our lives, we’re on a pretty tight budget, so plane tickets, hotel, activities, etc…, for four, just aren’t feasible.
So the only place we go every year is Lake Chelan with my family.
The other day I started thinking, why do we have to go far for a fun family adventure? Don’t misunderstand, we do fun things with our kids, we just stay really close to home. Continue reading
There’s quite a bit of controversy surrounding this book and the upcoming movie.
Why was it so extraordinary?
There are plenty of erotic novels out there. There’s a plethora of porn on the Internet. People just happened to be really into this one. Or really, really offended by it. Continue reading
I have had such a great time with my girl the last several months celebrating the Holidays.
This is the first Valentines Day that she has been aware of. She keeps telling me, “Mommy, Valentines Day is coming up!”
Since its this weekend, I wanted to have a few fun V-Day activities for us to do, spread throughout the week.