Water Play

September 19, 2022
With these hot summers comes the need to find ways to cool off. Our family loves to play in the water, and I am not saying going to a lake or stream/river somewhere (which are also great options), I am talking about playing in the backyard. Now, because I have two young children who I must keep very close eyes on when playing near any water, it is much easier for me to give them a hose in the backyard and let them play with it. I found this to be the easiest way to keep them cool and allow them to play outside at home.

Camping with Kids

August 15, 2022
Let me tell you about a few things that have been so great for us to have while camping to make it easier with young children. This list is stuff that we have figured out along the last few years of camping with kids, and we are still constantly learning, so take what I say with a grain of salt and do some trial and error to figure out what works for your family.

Strider Balance Bike – One of our favorite toys!

August 8, 2022
I never realized how wonderful that bike would be when we got it for him. Even though it did take him a little while to get comfortable riding it, he is now gliding, balancing, and breaking with his feet like a pro.

Delilah's Favorite Summer Activities

July 19, 2021
Delilah's been loving all the extra fun were packing into our summer days, so I thought it would be fun to share some of her favorite activities so far!

Adapting to Toddlerhood

May 24, 2021
Now that Delilah has entered the realm of toddlerhood, our daily lives have changed quite dramatically. So, I thought it would be fun to just talk about some of the ways some of my little habits have changed since Delilah has dived headfirst into toddlerdom.

Soaking Up the Sunshine

April 13, 2021
Spring has definitely been in the air these past few weeks, and we're loving every minute of it.

Continuing to Grow

May 4, 2020
Is there anything lovelier than springtime in Oregon? Well, it maybe if we weren’t in a pandemic?

The Outdoors: Family Health & Fitness

June 6, 2019
I enjoy the outdoors and so does my husband. He is an avid outdoorsman, which means all of our family benefits from fishing, hiking, and camping. At the summit, I was able to recognize that this is not true for everyone.