River Run Farm

We live in a very, very cool area you guys. Soak up all it has to offer….. the goodness of the people and the food. This guest post from Elizabeth at River Run Farm is simply stunning. When a bunch of (relatively) young farmers, work together towards a more just and ecological […]

A Bellingham Park with Something for Everyone

Settled in the heart of Bellingham, there’s a park with a trail system that offers something for EVERYONE and do I mean everyone? Yes, I mean everyone. Bring your bikes, your trail runners, your hikers, your people just looking for an easy walk, the dogs (on leash), a picnic, the kids…..there’s […]

A Must-Do Day Full of History on San Juan Island 2

While preparing for our recent trip to San Juan Island, it was a thrill for my husband to receive a book from his Mom, that they’d read together when he was a kid. Together as a family we read through the “Pig War” and got super excited to visit some […]

An In-Real-Life Garden Tour at Klesick Farm 1

Chances are, if you’re in the Seattle area, you’ve heard of Klesick Farm. Recently I sat down with Joelle, (Mama to 9 gorgeous kids) and over tea, she shared her story with me. What started as a daydream matured into what became their passion, profession, and life’s work. And here’s […]

#ForceOfNature This is My Story 4

Today I’m loudly cheering as #ForceOfNature launches and I proudly welcoming REI to NW Healthy Mama as a sponsor. This topic is near and dear to my heart and as always, the opinions in this post are all mine. Today, as the #ForceOfNature REI project launches, I feel like there was […]

Carillon Kitchen $100 Giftcard 13

Because it’s Monday, because Mother’s Day is in 2 weeks and because you’re all amazing, it’s time for something fun! Recently my hubby and I visited the new Carillon Kitchen in Kirkland. We tried just about everything and left full of  gratitude to be living in a place that’s embracing healthy, affordable, […]

Avocado Toast 2

It all started when a Melody and I went to Scout PNW after a conference at The Thompson. The server was super nice and told us that honestly, the toasts they serve are the best. So of course, I ordered the Avocado version. Boom! I was in love. So I […]

Short and Steep with Incredible Views: Welcome to Young Hill 1

We all know San Juan Island has great beaches, book stores and places to eat, but when was the last time you included a hike in your trip? Next time you’re visiting, give this short hike a try. The trail isn’t long, but it does go, up, up, up! You’ll find […]

Easy, Medium and Challenging Hikes for MomsNext

 Yesterday I sat down over coffee with a group of women with school-aged kids. The group is called MomsNext, which basically means it’s the next step up from MOPS.   I’d been asked to speak about getting outside with our families and so I started by sharing my own personal […]

Our Stay in Roche Harbor 3

Pulling the kids out of school about an hour early, we drove to the Anacortes Ferry, hopped on and then sailed to San Juan Island, on one of the most beautiful sunny days. The ferry ride was just less than 1 1/2 hours, but we knew the kids would be […]

Books, books and books! 4

On my phone there’s a list of books I’ve read this year (because I’d totally forget) and books I want to read. Both lists are ever growing and today I’m happy (and a little nervous) to be sharing! Why nervous, you ask? Well, because book choices can be a kinda-sorta personal thing. […]

The Great Islands Cleanup 2

Now let’s be real for a moment- if you’re going to pick up garbage (which you totally should!) why not pick it up in one of the most gorgeous places on earth? And why not make a mini-vacation out of it? Come on! Doesn’t it sound fun? Today I’m sharing […]

Homesteading With Kids – Are We Crazy? 4

This girl. I have a story I’ve got to share with you guys about her. I met her for the first time at a MOPS regional conference (any other MOPS Moms out there???). When she walked in the room, I knew she looked familiar. Instagram! Haha! I poked my sister and […]