Things That Go Missing When You Have Teenage Daughters

I have two teen daughters. At this writing they are 16 and 13. We are ROLLING DEEP, y’all. Things That Go Missing When You Have Teenage Daughters I nearly ALWAYS find myself looking for something that I KNOW I put away. Things that, until a few years ago, I thought were MINE and MINE ONLY […]

Over a Dozen Things To Do on Vacation in LA!

We received a Chevy Tahoe to drive for a week (Spring Break!). I have not been paid. All opinion is my own. Over a Dozen Things To Do on Vacation With Your Family in LA! We went to Southern California just a couple of weeks ago for our Spring Break. It was quite the adventure! […]

Talking to Kids About Holiday Drinking

*This is post was created in partnership with Ask, Listen, Learn, all opinion is my own. The holiday season is upon us! There is so much for us to look forward to – more time with family and friends, holiday excursions, holiday treats, holiday parties and events… Talking to Kids About Holiday Drinking When our kids are present […]

Mele Kaliki LLAMA!

Merry Christmas! Happy Holidays! Mele Kaliki LLAMA! I haven’t been filling the internet here as much as I’d hoped this month. I had visions of sugar plums holiday-inspired treats and craftsy stuff on the brain, but the crafts and treats always succumb to the realities of December living… Which, to be completely honest… while it […]

Happy Day of the Turkey!

Howdy friends! Happy Day of the Turkey! I am writing this the night before Thanksgiving. I am also cooking. I just updated my recipe for Yam Casserole (here) on the blog here because the recipe disappeared right out of the post! Imagine that! Aaaaanynowhos… I am making that dish tonight. That way, I just need […]

The Monday Minute: Sunglasses Day

HI FRIENDS! Today is Sunglasses Day! (Pictured: Me, Danielle of Extraordinary Mommy, and Amy of Momspark – check them out!) And here’s the Monday Minute video. I had to shoot it in my garage because… well… it’s summer and no one was in the garage. Except me. And flying creatures. Or maybe creatures falling from […]

Acorn Fall Box: Feat. My Morning Ritual, Lists, and Halloween Candy

I woke up the other morning, as I do on mornings. I wake up. I woke up before the children to get me my Me Time. *This is an Acorn Influence sponsored story, featuring items from their Acorn Fall¬†Box. This story and opinion is mine, all mine. My early-morning Me Time includes (but is not […]

Annie at the Paramount in Seattle!

We are a theatre family.¬†Somewhere along the way my kids got involved in a local children’s theatre group. My children have played villains and bugs and animals and various storybook characters ranging in roles from chorus to leads. So, the idea of heading to a play is exciting for us for at least two reasons… […]

The TRUTH About Back-To-School

So. I guess most kids are back to school. Except for Seattle schools, but they’ll get back soon. I’m sure. Not that my life revolves around back to school, BUT IT DOES. I mean, I have 3 kids. What’s funny about back-to-school is… many parents get so excited (myself included) about it. I mean, it’s […]

Things I’m Really Into Right Now – Episode 8 – feat. LAKE LIFE

My family recently went to Coeur d’Alene (try typing THAT 3 times fast!) for our summer escape. WE LOVE COEUR D’ALENE! CDA (Coeur d’Alene) is in Idaho. And there’s a big lake there. A BIG ONE. (This is the sunset from they place we stayed. This is only PART of the lake…) Something fun to […]