Hiking with Kids


Let’s Welcome Hanky Pies to Granite Falls! 3

If  you’ve ever hiked off of the Mountain  Loop highway, chances are you’ve wished there was an awesome coffee shop in Granite Falls for a post-adventure warm drink and treat.  I can’t even count the times I’ve been in a car with friends or family, wondering where we should stop […]


Bonhoeffer Botanical Gardens

One of the questions I’m most often asked about trails is……Can I bring my stroller? Often the answer is sorry, no. But today, it’s YES! Absolutely, yes! Bring the strollers, bring the kids, bring your Grandma, your dog, your picnic, your husband and your friends. This set of incredible boardwalks […]


A Kid-Friendly Music Festival Experience

There’s nothing like sleeping with your kids in a tent under the stars. Everyone smells like a mix of campfire, marshmallows and dirt and it’s where a kid can just be a kid. Today I’m honored to welcome Shanti Hodges to NW Healthy Mama, in a sponsored post talking about […]


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 […]