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…

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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…

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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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Take back your motherhood

Dear real-life mama: Not the pretend one. Not the one that hides behind a screen to make her life look like one out of a magazine. Not the one that is afraid of people’s opinions about who she is and what she really wants to say. Not the one that is desperate for anyone else…

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I Could Cut it with a Knife

What do you do with the tension in your life? Do you shove the feelings or do you press into the hard places?

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Another Mom Blog

Well, here we are. I’ve always felt the nudge to write. I’ve tried journaling, writing songs, poetry…And I’ve given myself a big fat “F” on those. I’m still somewhat updating my kids’ baby books/journals, and if you count furiously adding entries and wracking my brain of what happened for the last 8 months just to…

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