About Create. Play. Travel.

About Create. Play. Travel.

Based in beautiful Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, Create. Play. Travel. is a family lifestyle website featuring all things kids and family. We write about parenting, kid’s activities, DIY home decor, party ideas, beauty tips, fashion picks, family adventures, travel recommendations and more.

We believe every mom needs a creative outlet, especially in the midst of parenting young children. We feature crafty ideas that are achievable for moms with kids and we aim to inspire with easy organization tips and creative kid’s projects.

email us: hello(at)mommyscene.com

Meet the Editor

Mommy Scene meet the editor Katie Wallace

Katie Wallace created Mommy Scene in 2014 as a creative outlet for her already busy mommy life. The website was re-branded as Create. Play. Travel in 2018 to better serve our growing audience with a range of family-focused lifestyle topics.

Katie and her husband Andy have been married for 10 years and live with their 3 children in the Pacific Northwest. They’ve also created and launched several children’s brands and enjoy working from home. Katie’s hobbies include photography, decorating, crafting, party planning, painting and traveling. She loves Jesus and feels blessed to be a stay-at-home mom with opportunities to pursue creative ventures.

Guest Contributors

Karen O. is mom to a rambunctious little boy and a sweet little girl. She loves spending quality time with friends and family, serving in her church, learning about history, traveling, going to the beach and being surrounded by nature. Her favorite thing about working with Mommy Scene is discovering new brands started by moms and dads who had an idea and worked hard to make it happen.
Amy W. founded her own cloth diaper company and lives with her husband and 3 young children in Idaho. She enjoys spending time with her family, going on adventures, hiking, biking and splashing in puddles.


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Themed Features

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Media Mentions

Green Scene Mom Winter Award Winners 2016 Summer Best in Baby Biz Magazine Green Scene Mom 2015 Fall Award Winners Best in Baby Biz Magazine Green Scene Mom Winter Award Winners Best in Baby Biz Magazine Handsocks Newborn Gift Guide - Mommy Scene

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Brand Feedback

Bun Maternity - Mommy Scene“Mommy Scene not only offers thoughtful, honest, and clear descriptions of some of the best mommy must haves, but also offers an abundance of information that expecting and new moms can truly benefit from. The professionalism is upstanding. The images and descriptive writing that Mommy Scene offers is crisp, clear, and exactly what brands and audiences alike are looking for. Mommy Scene is truly on top of the wave, highlighting top mommy-go-to products and providing a wonderful resource to those in the “mommy scene” – with Bun love, Jackie, bunmaternity.com

Creative Baby Inc. - Mommy Scene“We finally had a great opportunity to work with Mommy Scene and it was well worth the wait. We can’t wait to engage in another giveaway or to be in another review again!”
– Benjamin, creativebabyinc.com

The Olie - Mommy Scene“Working with Mommy Scene has been a wonderful experience and Olie is honored that Katie wanted to review the Olie Bloomer! Mommy Scene is very professional and we have gotten more brand awareness thanks to working with them!” – Christina, theolie.com

Guava Family“We can’t say enough good things about our experiences working with Mommy Scene. Whether for a review or giveaway we have always been pleased with the professional manner in which they work.”
– Jessica, guavafamily.com

Toofeze“It’s a joy to work with Mommy Scene! We’re a small company seeking viral exposure, and Mommy Scene has been a great catalyst in that area. Each time Toofeze has been included in one of their giveaways, we see a significant increase in activity on our social media sites. Thanks Katie for expanding our reach in the marketplace!” – Suellen & Rachel, toofeze.com

Peek-a-boo Maternity“Working with Mommy Scene was such a great experience in so many ways. We have received massive brand awareness, starting from a huge increase in our FB likes (by far the most we have received from any other outlet), as well as helping us establish a nice follower base in Pinterest and driving clients to our site. After winning the Green Scene Mom Awards we were exposed to their partnering bloggers which eventually also generated wonderful reviews and more exposure. We will definitely partner with Mommy Scene again in the near future!” – Noa, studio-peekaboo.com

Shop So Rad“Working with these folks is great! They are SO on the ball. They help by sending reminders of what and when they’re posting about So Rad and the exposure is just what a busy Mama like me needs! I consider them part of my team. 🙂 Thanks for everything!” – Jazz, shopsorad.com

kidecals green scene mom feedback“This is one of the most well put together and best looking reviews I’ve ever seen! We love all the detailed pictures you took, including showing the side by side difference in sizes as well as the thickness of the labels. Plus we really appreciate all the detailed copy you wrote too. So thorough! It was great to work with you, and I hope to do so again in the future!” – Deidre, kidecals.com

piggy paint green scene mom feedback“Piggy Paint is so excited to be included in Mommy Scene’s Holiday Gift Guide! We appreciate their professionalism and informative posts and look forward to working with them in the future!”
– Katherine, piggypaint.com

buti bag green scene mom feedback“Thank you for the awesome review! You did a great job with explaining our products, and the pictures are fabulous, too! I really, really appreciate it!” – Nicole, butibag.com

punkin wrap green scene mom feedback“I cannot thank you enough for being so thorough in your assessment, photos, and for seriously taking the time to try out several of the PunkinWrap’s uses. You are the best!!” – Laura, punkinwrap.com

Mommy Scene exceeded our expectations for increasing our brand awareness! We are honored to have been chosen as a Green Scene Mom Fall 2015 Award Winner, and with that came visibility as they partnered with other amazing bloggers with their giveaways. In addition, Mommy Scene wrote a fabulous & very professional review of our product that we could share for further brand reach.  We definitely will be working with them again!
– Rachel Dehmer, fiddlediddles.com

We LOVED working with Mommy Scene, and were thrilled to be a Green Scene Mom Award winner! They are a very professional group of hard working folks!  I was especially impressed with the review. It was well written and very thorough, but the best part of the review was the pictures! Adorable children at all stages of development using the Pello Luxe Floor Pillow always warms my heart! – Cindy Perry, mypello.com

Working with the Mommy Scene team has truly being a pleasure and feels like a positive partnership with a very intelligent partner. Correctness, attention to detail and anticipating the customer’s needs are just a few of the things they have consistently demonstrated. Looking forward to partnering with them on future projects for Little Dundi and another business we are launching in the next few months. – Milena, littledundi.com