How To Prepare A Camping Trip With a Toddler

*Disclaimer: This blog post contains affiliate links & links related to my current associations, which means that if you click on one of the product links, I’ll receive compensation for purchases to further my blog. Please see Disclosure page for full details.* We are taking our first camping trip with our toddler next weekend and I feel completely underprepared & worried. I have a week to get things together, but it takes much more planning than just a night over at Nana & Papa’s house. We haven’t camped this year yet, so this will be our first…

Featured Five: August Edition of Inspiring Bloggers

The second Monday in August is here, which means my Featured Five post has arrived! Each month, I dedicate a post to five bloggers who inspire me and share my love of parenting, motherhood & all the other topics that are important to me & my family. Blogging has been such a supportive group of people that I knew from the beginning, that this post would recognize some of those bloggers! Please welcome these blogging rock stars who have inspired me this August! Lindsey LaSuer -Everyday Above Dirt- Hey there, my name is Lindsey and I’m a fairly new…

Mistakes We Make in Our Marriage

When getting Scarlett ready for school, I noticed August 3rd on the calendar. This marked Matt & I’s original anniversary before we were married. It has been 11 years now since we started dating. 11 years of love, fun, obstacles & a list of memories to fill up a room. I am one of the lucky ladies that get to say I met my soulmate at a very young age, but it wasn’t until a handful of years later that the stars aligned again for us to be together. Our wedding date is October 4th, which we will…

How to Enjoy Festivals & Fairs with a Toddler

At the end of every July, Newberg holds its annual Newberg Old Fashioned Festival. This year, it celebrated its 37th year & it was Scarlett’s second year attending. Matt & I have gone four years now & each year, the festival becomes more fun, entertaining & special to us as a family. It makes our very small town feel big & it always brings the community together. With vendors, parades, carnival rides, food galore & people, it can get a bit busy. We knew coming into this year, we wanted to be prepared with Scarlett so we could all…