Hiking with Kids


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 […]


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 […]


Hikes, Dining and Must- Do’s During Daffodil Season 1

A few months ago, it was a privilege to guest post over on Love LaConner. You can find this post originally there. Thankfully, the daffodil season is just around the corner! Here are a few ideas that’ll help turn your drive-by into an all day family trip.  Daffodils seem to […]


A Day at the Ice Caves

 Big Four Ice Caves. You’ve probably been there, right? Or at least heard of it? You might have seen this place in the news, since time and time again, people go into this dangerous cave, when it’s posted everywhere NOT TO. But have you been there when the snow level is […]


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 […]


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 […]


Favorite Bellingham Area Hikes

Less than 2 hours north of Seattle,  the Bellingham area is full of some of the best hikes around. With easy access to the Mount Baker Snoqualmie National Forest and the Chuckanut Mountains, as well as miles of opportunities within Whatcom County, Bellingham offers excellent year-round hiking opportunities.  Below is a […]


An Interview with RyAnn from Adventure Mamas

Today we are so happy to have RyAnn here with us on NW Healthy Mama! RyAnn is the new coordinator for the Seattle Area Adventure Mamas.  Read on to learn more about Adventure Mamas and RyAnn’s active life with 4 amazing kids!Welcome, RyAnn! Tell us about yourself! What does a […]