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Hot Cocoa and snowy northwest weekends

Hot cocoa and snowy northwest weekends for the win!

October 16, 2017

I used to dread the period between October and February a little in the Pacific Northwest.  The days get shorter and we go for weeks on end with chilly, wet, dreary weather.  During stretches like this it’s easy to wonder if we’ll ever see sun-filled days again.  But then a few years ago we went […]

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Tiny Home Otto at Thousand Trails Leavenworth

A tiny home community where you can stay overnight in Leavenworth

October 11, 2017

One of my favorite parts of travel is that you get to stay somewhere that is NOT your home and through our travels we have stayed in many different types of accomodations. Before we had kids, we used to camp a lot.  If I had to use the bathroom in the middle of the night, […]

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Hello kitty bath bomb with ring inside

Fun things for Hello Kitty Fans in Seattle and beyond

September 26, 2017

Mark your calendars Seattle friends, there is a Hello Kitty Food Truck heading our way in a few weeks!  On October 7 the truck will be at Westfield Southcenter and I so would love to be there!  Has anyone been before?  I have seen the lovely goodies from the truck but I’m never in town […]

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STEM ideas with kids: Seattle Living Computer Museum

STEM toys for back to school and a cool place in Seattle to learn all about tech

September 11, 2017

When you have family who is in the know, you get to try a whole bunch of neat toys.  We recently received this Star Wars Sphero toy and it’s like having our own miniature moving R2D2 in our house. We were already very familiar with Sphero because the boys used it at school and I […]

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

How talking to strangers might be more helpful than you think (Great Ocean Road, Australia)

August 23, 2017

“You aren’t going to see any koalas in the wild,” my friends who had been there told me when I said this was my number one reason for visiting Australia.  They’re all in sanctuaries and zoos where you can see them, hold them and meet them.  But you won’t see koalas in the wild. A […]

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Ballroom at the Downtown Syracuse Marriott hotel

A history trip; a restored hotel, a haunted theatre and a famous canal in Syracuse

August 9, 2017

A little while ago, I was hosted on a media trip to New York State for a piece I was writing for Trekaroo: a tour of historic women’s rights sites in Upstate New York that people can visit with their children.  I learned a ton of interesting history that I didn’t know about before (and […]

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Shopping Nordstrom Anniversary Sale with Groupon Coupons

Shopping the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale with Groupon

July 26, 2017

This is a sponsored post written on behalf of Groupon Does anyone else think about the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale with glee every July in the Pacific Northwest?  I almost missed it this year because I’ve been so busy catching up from our time in Australia that I forgot to put the early access date on […]

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