Favorite Pumpkin Patches of the Northwest

Just in time for weekend planning, we’ve compiled a list of the most highly recommended Pumpkin Patches around. Don’t see your favorite here? Be sure to leave it in the comments below! There’s nothing more fun than throwing on boots and tromping through fields in search of the perfect pumpkin. […]



WINNER of the Proper NW $75 Giftcard! 2

Wow! What a fun giveaway that was! It was so great to see so many of you enter. I wish I could mail you all a beanie right now, but since I can’t, the awesome folks at Proper NW have a coupon code specifically for NW Healthy Mama readers. ANY […]

Cherry Pecan Grain Salad

As I type this, our youngest wanders out, eyes half open, her curly hair pressed sleepily against her head. It’s early…and too dark outside for kids to be awake. We Moms don’t feel like we get much time alone sometimes, do we? Dreams of visiting a Pumpkin Patch this weekend […]



A Day at Heliotrope Ridge 4

Heliotrope was nothing short of perfect on Saturday. This beauty is in the Mount Baker area, 5.5 miles round trip, 1,400 ft. elevation gain and the highest point is 5100 ft. The hike is popular, but the parking lot is plenty spacious (with a bathroom) and the trail was not too crowded. […]

Top Event Picks for the weekend of 9/24- 9/25

From a longboarding competition, to a pumpkin festival perfect for the entire family, or a lululemon party—-this weekend is full of fun events. Here are a few things you might not want to miss! Feel free to add your events (if you’re a business owner) or your family plans in the comments section […]



Nutrition is the Hardest Part  

Throughout my years of coaching, I have worked with such a wide variety of women, backgrounds, fitness histories and different stages in life. It’s simply beautiful. Yet one thing appears to be consistent across the board: nutrition is the hardest part. It seems unanimous that knowing what foods to choose […]

Proper NW Giftcard Giveaway! 37  

Oh man, do we have a GREAT giveaway for you all! Born and raised in the NW, the folks behind the Proper NW brand know what makes this area so special. Their clothing is ideal for everything from a day in the mountains to pre-school drop off. Heck, I even sleep in […]



The Moms and Kids Hike to Boulder River Falls!

Rewind almost a year and a half. I was vacuuming and an idea came to mind. It was for this site. While creating clean lines across the carpet, I saw it all. This would be a place with voices of multiple women. It would be a place where a healthy/active/happy […]

Roasted Brussels Sprouts, Butternut Squash, Walnuts, and Cranberries

Over the weekend, we did a huge family grocery shopping trip and of course, I couldn’t help but pick up my first Butternut Squash of the season. Ideally we would’ve grown it ourselves, but since we’re still waiting for a building permit (I need to write a post about building […]



5 Tips to Make Hiking with Kids Fun

Please join me in warmly welcoming Autumn from Playing House Full Time! This girl is so much fun- you’ll likely recognize her from Instagram too—where she vulnerably shares her fitness journey and her families healthy PNW lifestyle. Today she’s sharing a few things her family has done to make hiking FUN for their […]

A Moms and Kids Hike Event 14

When JJ Smith from the PNW Outdoor Women group asked if I’d like to help organize a Moms and kids hike, I immediately thought of you all here. After doing the Back to Eden Garden Tour, I knew the next “event” type thing would undoubtedly be a time where we […]


Western Washington's Most Highly Recommended Fall Hikes

Western Washington’s Most Highly Recommended Fall Hikes 1

The leaves are turning quickly, the weather is cooling and fall is undeniably in the air. Searching for yellows, oranges and reds, I picked the brains of many hikers in this wonderful area. Here is a list of the most highly recommended fall hikes.  Check trail reports to  make sure you hit these areas […]

Apple Picking at Bellewood Acres

Over the weekend we took a day trip to an apple farm, just north of Bellingham.  Bellewood Acres was so much fun, I thought I’d share about it here, in case any of you are craving a fun day out  with your family.  Located about six miles from Bellingham, and […]


Maple Butter Pecan Granola- Yum

Maple Butter Pecan Granola 2

Welcome to the first Saturday of September. It’s mid-morning and I sit here, still in jammies,  typing out this recipe for you all.  Two kids are gone with Daddy to get new tires for the car and the other one is riding her trike around INSIDE the house, with her preschool shoes […]