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Portland Children’s Museum

Disclosure: Thank you so much to the Portland Children's Museum & The Tea Collection for sponsoring this feature and giveaway.  All opinions expressed are my own. Today, I'm so excited to be partnering with two of my favorite children's nouns. (one place, one thing.) First, we are talking about the Portland Children's Museum!  My boys are three and five for anyone who doesn't know their ages, and the Portland Children's Museum is so perfect for our family on rainy (or…

A recap of my amazing weekend at the Bloom getaway! 

Disclaimer: I was given a free ticket to attend the event.  All opinions expressed are my own! This weekend, yes- our first weekend here in Portland, Oregon, I had the opportunity to attend the Bloom weekend getaway.  I went into it with a very relaxed attitude, wanting to just have a little time for myself after the last few months leading up to the move.  I just wanted to do something for myself for a little while.  Don't get me…

Moving Progress

How is it possible we are moving across the country in five weeks?! It honestly has a lot to do with how little sleep we've been getting around here, but since we got from our first trip to Oregon in August everything has just flown by.  We have tried to strike a healthy balance between memory making time, purging, packing, and life responsibilities. In this season of life, that is overwhelmingly tricky!  Some days, just getting three meals on the…

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Road trip entertainment for our kids!

It is hard to believe we are only three days from departure for our big summer adventure to Portland, Oregon!  We will be stopping every 7-10 hours of driving to stay in a hotel, we will have the boys swim at each stop to get their joints moving again.  We will shower, eat a healthy breakfast, and get back on the road for the day.  These chunks of time are so long for young children, so I've spent the last…