Summer Activities for Families & Toddlers

Summertime has officially started here in Oregon with temperatures this past weekend in the low 100’s. The hot weather means lots of outdoor activities, water play & popsicles. Now that Scarlett is a toddler, we can enjoy a handful of things that we couldn’t do when she wasn’t walking. The Pacific Northwest offers a variety of activities for the summer months & no matter what the weather is, you can always find something to do to have fun. I wouldn’t be surprised if we still have some cloudy & cool days ahead of us, so it…

6 Tips to Make Grocery Shopping Easier

I am not a fan of grocery shopping. It can be stressful, expensive & time consuming. It has always been tough for me to get a list made of the essentials for the week & come up with dinner ideas that we like on a consistent basis. Once Scarlett was born, we knew we needed to make some changes in our approach to grocery shopping & eating. We decided to do baby-led weaning early on, which in turn, started making us eat better. For a little over a year now, grocery shopping hasn’t been nearly as daunting as…

Last Minute Father Day Gift Ideas

Do you still need a Father’s Day gift? I have a few last-minute gifts that are thoughtful, unique & Dad will be able to use it all year long & on Father’s Day. I love giving the gift of quality time & being able to do something with others, so I geared this gift guide towards fun activities that you can gift your Dad and purchase today if needed. While I enjoy being a gift giver, but I don’t like to give the usual items…thinking outside of the box & being creative is my…

Featured Five: June Edition of Inspiring Bloggers

The second Monday in June is here, which means my first Featured Five blog has arrived! Each month, I will be dedicating a post to five bloggers who inspire me and share my love of parenting & motherhood. Please welcome these blogging rock stars who have inspired me this month! Be sure to also check out my latest blog post 3 Things to Know About Baby Carriers: Babywearing Essentials Angela – Natural Born Mommy – Angela is a wife and stay-at-home mommy to a beautiful little girl. Prior to becoming a mom, she worked as a child mental…