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Camping with Kids: A Master Checklist

  The biggest question I get when talking about camping with kids: But what do we pack?!  It can seem really daunting and stressful if you haven't camped a lot with kids and have no idea where to start. That's why I thought it would be a good idea to share our master list that we…

The practice of being present: How nature has brought me back to center

When I was 3 months postpartum with Holden, I stumbled upon an amazing hiking group for moms. For over a year, I was hiking with Holden 2-3x per week with amazing women from all walks of life. We laughed together, we cried together, and we sweated together. We were going through so many of the…

Hiking with Kids: Our top 10 favorite family-friendly hikes within an hour of Portland

SO many of you have asked me for a list of family-friendly hikes that I'd recommend. This has taken me forever to do but I've finally gotten around to it! Typically during the week days, I do the quicker/easier hikes because it's just the kids and I. We definitely have a few go-to spots that…

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Growing often and loving freely: Lessons from motherhood

A couple nights ago, when I was rocking Coven to bed, I noticed that he was clinging to me tighter than he ever has before. It was as if I could feel every part of his body pressing against me. For a busy 1 year old that never stops moving, this is new for him…

Coven's 1st Birthday

Cove turns one: Remembering the day our boy joined us earth side

Tomorrow is Coven's 1st Birthday. I've been in denial and really emotional about it. With the idea that Coven might be our last, my heart has been heavy thinking about all of the "firsts" and that they might also be the "lasts". I've been busy prepping for his party tomorrow. The combination of having no…

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In the Know: Lactation Bars that Actually Work (and taste good too!)

When Holden was a baby, I had plans to nurse him for at at least 18 months. I figured I'd have no problem, since after he was born, I was a milk machine. I was pumping like I was going back to work (except I'm a WAHM - so I didn't need to be pumping…