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10 Reasons I Love Parenting My Teens

Though I’ve shed plenty of tears over my three teenage daughters, I have never subscribed to the belief that the teenage years are inevitably difficult for a parent to enjoy. There...

My Travel Goals for 2014 and Beyond

- – - When our kids were younger and less involved in extra-curricular activities, it felt like we had more time to steal away for quick weekend trips or even week-long vacations....

We Are Headed to the Family Forward Retreat at Universal Orlando!

We were in a rare position this year to plan something fantastic for our summer vacation, but for weeks I wondered just what we should do. Then I got an invitation from Mom It Forward to...

Off the Diving Board

This year we spent 4th of July at a massive pool party with my husband’s family in Washington. At first, I was mostly concerned with keeping an eye on my 5yo son, who cannot swim on...

The Fruit Company’s Summer Picnic Basket {Review & Giveaway}

*Disclosure: Product was provided in order to facilitate a review. No other compensation was received. All opinions expressed are honest and  my own. - – - Summer in western Oregon...

Children of the Blog

Last night my daughters Hannah and Abby and my son Eli and I went on an impromptu picnic in the park. We brought along a basket packed with delicious food, but before anyone could sit down,...

Stay-At-Home Moms Don’t Just Need a Break, We Need Boundaries

This past weekend my husband and sons went to visit family in Washington while my daughters and I stayed home. We had originally planned to go, but at the last minute, one of my daughters...

3 Ways DreamWorks’ THE CROODS Raises the Bar for Animated Films

*This is one in a series of posts going behind the scenes of DreamWorks’ new animated film, THE CROODS. I’ve also written a straightforward movie review of THE CROODS, now out...

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