Books, Pizza and Whales 2

Happy Friday, ya’ll! What are your plans for the weekend? Really, please share! We’re doing baseball, birthday parties, a MOPS dinner and hopefully some kayaking! But enough about that. Let’s talk about something more important, like books, pizza and whales! When we stayed on San Juan Island last month (which […]


Our Memorial Day Staycation

Well, maybe sometimes it’s not about having to go far. I’m sharing few words here and lots of photos because the kids are about to wake up and we have a big day ahead. But you guys….here’s the thing, first I must say thank you. Thank you so much for […]


5 Reasons to Hike Lake Serene This Summer

As I sit to write this, I’m guessing most of you have done this hike, but if not, please let me talk you into it. For a million reasons, you need a little Lake Serene in your life. There’s no question why this hike is so popular. For me, it’s […]


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 […]