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Having fun with your kiddos in Astoria, Oregon

So, continuing our Astoria recap and tips, I thought I would share some of the best places we went and some other fun things you might do with your family while you're there. The views in Astoria are incredible.  You could pretty much just walk around and be happy.  My kids enjoyed looking at the boats and watching our for geese.  Here are some other ideas!  Comment if you have more: The trolley:  This was one thing I was most…

Monday: Setting yourself up for a successful week.

I will never hate Mondays.  I love them. I love the feeling of freshness, a fresh start, shiny, new opportunity. I like to spend time on Monday morning, getting organized, and attempting to set myself up for a successful, productive week of intentional parenting and homemaking. What I'm reading: The Wednesday Daughters.  This is the sequel to The Wednesday Sisters, which I loved so much. What I'm doing with my family: making sun s'mores, painting with trash, reading mouse paint,…

20 days of fun!

I've created a list of 20 days of fun activities.  Things to inspire you to have more fun! Be sure to watch out for discount days at your favorite places like the zoo, children's museum, and take advantage of kids being able to bowl for free all summer.  

Portland Diaries: Our first fishing trip!

Each Saturday we've been here, we've got to spend wonderful family days together.  We try to explore new places, expose our boys to something new, and experience something new.  Yesterday, we visited Horning's Hideout and it was so wonderful.  You pay 4.00 per person over six, and this includes your fishing gear and a license for the day.  There's no catch and release, you pay 7.00 per pound of fish you catch!  The boys loved fishing for the first time, they…

Summer Schedule

A little something to get you thinking creatively on how to spend your days this summer! Moving Monday- we head to the gym for a mama work out and do the boy's marital arts this day! Tourist Tuesday- We visit an area here that Tourists enjoy.  Try this in your hometown! Water Wednesday- Play in the water!! Library Thursday- Go to the library, maybe they have some programs on Thursdays! Field Trip Friday- get outdoors and explore.

Our Day Trip To Cannon Beach

With our housing woes, we haven't been able to relax in a while. So, it was nice to take some time to adventure to Cannon Beach, Oregon. It is absolutely breathtaking there, the Haystack Rocks and the other rock structures along the water paired with the fog. It felt like I was sunbathing inside of a portrait. For us, the drive was about an hour and thirty minutes. We stopped at a restaurant on mile marker number 18, creatively named…

At home summer camp: beach week!

This week we are tackling a beach theme in our little at home summer camp. We plan to round out this week with a trip to the beach, so it seemed like an easy and fun theme for the week.  We aren't doing everything on this list, but I thought it would give you some good ideas.  I recommend sandbox play and swimming to accompany these ideas! Celery Stamping Painting (fish) I just pulled some book suggestions from this list!…

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This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #2PerDay #CollectiveBias I wanted to kick June off with a fun, summer recipe using PediaSure® Grow & Gain with Fiber!  It's getting warm out here in Oregon, we even went to the splash pad yesterday.  Anyone who has a child whose came below their regular point on a growth curve knows how defeating it can feel.  While it isn't a reflection on your actual parenting,…

Some picks from my summer reading list! 

Today, I'm sharing some of my summer reading selections!  I've read some and some are still on my to read list.  These links to Amazon, but they are not affiliate links.  Feel free to get them from the library, these are recommendations. So, I've been loving all of these Katherine Reay books. Dear Mr. Knightley Lizzie & Jane The Bronte Plot I thought this book was fantastic.  It was scandalous, mysterious, and really enjoy to read.  The Nest. This is…

How To Save Money On Experiences As A Family

Access pass- many states now offer families living within poverty guidelines the option for reduce admissions and memberships.  This is a wonderful thing, if you qualify for it.  Utilize it! Memberships- If you can afford an annual membership, buy it!  It is so worth it, and if possible splurge for the option to bring friends.  We can bring two people with each membership we have, and by doing it every time I'm allowing my friends the opportunity to go somewhere…