DIY Kids Travel Activity Basket – Keep your sanity on road trips!

DIY Travel Activity Basket

When my family takes a vacation, we drive. Sometimes it’s a short trip to Portland to see the city sites, and sometimes it’s a long trip, like the one we took to San Diego last year. One thing that always makes traveling by car a little bit difficult is keeping the kids entertained. Our preschooler… Read More

The Old Fashioned Great American Super Fun (and Brilliantly Easy) Summer Playdate Lunch

Playdate 3

Playdates. They are a summer staple for extroverted kids, and my youngest two are kids who need tons of social interaction. We try to invite friends over to play frequently throughout the summer, as it keeps the kids happy and out of trouble. And since we bought an above ground pool this year, it’s really… Read More

Wordless Wednesday: First Dip in the Ocean


Boo’s first taste of the Pacific Ocean. Coaxing her in. Getting brave. That was a big wave! Get me outta here!

Camping at Bullard’s Beach State Park


Over Memorial Day weekend we gathered up our family and our close friends and headed to the beach for some camping and family bonding time. Despite the ominous forecast of rain, we wanted to unplug from the electronics and busyness of everyday life. We braved the rainy weather and headed to Bullard’s Beach State Park… Read More

Wordless Wednesday: West Coast Game Park


Have you ever done this? Playing with the baby Bengal Tigers at the West Coast Game Park in Bandon, Oregon.

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