Hot cocoa and snowy northwest weekends for the win!

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October 16, 2017 by Terumi

Hot Cocoa and snowy northwest weekends

I used to dread the period between October and February a little in the Pacific Northwest.  The days get shorter …
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Women’s Small Business Month at Zulily

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October 13, 2017 by Terumi

Zulily celebrates national women's small business month

There are so many world-renowned businesses that have their roots in Seattle and when I see their names in other …
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A tiny home community where you can stay overnight in Leavenworth

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October 11, 2017 by Terumi

Tiny Home Otto at Thousand Trails Leavenworth

One of my favorite parts of travel is that you get to stay somewhere that is NOT your home and …
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A great hotel choice for my Vancouver friends when they visit Seattle

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October 3, 2017 by Terumi

Hotel 116 with kids

Yes, Vancouver friends, I know you said you’re visiting Seattle but I know that you really might want to stay …
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Family travel tools to help you on World Tourism day

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September 27, 2017 by Terumi

Purple Cow Backpack World Rummy Game

Yes, there are millions of theme days nowadays, but today is one that is dear to my heart.  There is …
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Fun things for Hello Kitty Fans in Seattle and beyond

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September 26, 2017 by Terumi

Hello kitty bath bomb with ring inside

Mark your calendars Seattle friends, there is a Hello Kitty Food Truck heading our way in a few weeks!  On …
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Sea Bands for Seasickness in Seattle

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September 20, 2017 by Terumi

Do you get seasickness stand up paddleboarding

I was sent some Sea Bands and a gift card in exchange for this post from Momsmeet, but the opinions …
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Dreaming about Swimming Pools, Food Alleys and Penguins in Melbourne

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September 16, 2017 by Terumi

St Kilda's Penguins in Melbourne

Why do we not have a teleport button yet in 2017?   I would totally push mine and head back …
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STEM toys for back to school and a cool place in Seattle to learn all about tech

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September 11, 2017 by Terumi

STEM ideas with kids: Seattle Living Computer Museum

When you have family who is in the know, you get to try a whole bunch of neat toys.  We …
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Next Level Burger in Seattle has vegan and delicious kids’ meals

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September 7, 2017 by Terumi

Veggie Burger Kid's meal at Next Level Burger in Seattle

Next Level Burger, a newly opened restaurant INSIDE Whole Foods in Roosevelt Square Seattle can’t be more perfect for families with …
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Things I would not have seen in Boston with my kids if it wasn’t for CityPass

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September 2, 2017 by Terumi

New England Aquarium CityPass

With 9 year old kids who have traveled to many places you would think we would be aquariumed out by …
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How talking to strangers might be more helpful than you think (Great Ocean Road, Australia)

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August 23, 2017 by Terumi

Looking for Koalas with kids on a drive on the Great Ocean Road

“You aren’t going to see any koalas in the wild,” my friends who had been there told me when I …
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A bittersweet birthday cake anyone can make

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August 16, 2017 by Terumi

Birthday cake for my kids' birthday

I take baked goods very seriously.  I’m not always very good at chemistry, or measuring or even following directions very …
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A history trip; a restored hotel, a haunted theatre and a famous canal in Syracuse

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August 9, 2017 by Terumi

Ballroom at the Downtown Syracuse Marriott hotel

A little while ago, I was hosted on a media trip to New York State for a piece I was …
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An almost Car-free trip to Vancouver Island with kids in about 48 hours or so

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August 6, 2017 by Terumi

Vancouver Island with kids on the Victoria Clipper

As much as we Seattleites die a little when people say “Pike’s Market” instead of “Pike Place Market,” it’s probably …
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A great place to learn to Skateboard and an over the top Sounders experience in Seattle

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July 31, 2017 by Terumi

Seattle with Kids Pitchside wit the Sounders

I need to preface this post with how much I do not like blood and guts.  I am terrified of …
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Shopping the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale with Groupon

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July 26, 2017 by Terumi

Shopping Nordstrom Anniversary Sale with Groupon Coupons

This is a sponsored post written on behalf of Groupon Does anyone else think about the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale with …
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Free Things families need to know about in Bellevue, Washington

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July 20, 2017 by Terumi

Fun and free things for families in Bellevue

We all have heard that the best things in life are free, so I’ll tell you about a few free …
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Trying out the SkyCouch on a flight from New Zealand with kids

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July 18, 2017 by Terumi

Flying with kids from North America to Australia

Buying a Skycouch would usually be the last thing on my mind when booking four pricey seats on any flight, …
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Summer Reads and fun books for Kids and Grownups

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July 14, 2017 by Terumi

Summer Reads: Goodbye Vitamin

Everyone in my family reads, but we all read in different ways.  I can literally devour books and I keep …
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