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Creative Family Ideas in the Pacific Northwest

Author: Karen O.

Practical Ways To Pamper Yourself As A Mom

Practical Ways To Pamper Yourself As A Mom

Moms handle so many tasks and need breaks too! I most enjoy pampering myself in ways that practical, beneficial, and enjoyable. Here are 4 practical ways you can pamper yourself as a mom!

My Hospital Bag Checklist

My Hospital Bag Checklist

Here’s a look at what I have in my ready-to-go hospital bag the second time around and some tips for packing a hospital bag for yourself.

Luxurious Organic Skincare

Luxurious Organic Skincare

Founded by a stay-at-home-mom who desired to use only the best and most natural ingredients on her babies, Active Essentials is a luxury organic skincare line which offers products made with ONLY fruits, vegetables, plants and flowers for everyone in your family. I was sent several of their all natural bath and body products to try and have enjoyed using these luxurious natural skincare items on myself and my family.

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Baby Girl Nursery Tour

Baby Girl Nursery Tour

Welcome to my baby girl’s nursery! We put our love, time, hard work and thought into creating a cozy, safe and beautiful space to care for our little girl and welcome her into our home.

Bella B Body Care Review

Bella B Body Care Review

I love finding natural skincare products that produce great results! Bella B Bodycare is an all natural line of body care products created especially for mom and baby. I’m excited to share my review!

7 Water Play Activities for Toddlers

7 Water Play Activities for Toddlers

With 2 months to go until my due date and at least a month and half left of summer heat I am trying to thinking of all the ways my toddler and I can stay COOL! Let’s be honest my favorite way to stay cool these days is sitting on the couch in my air-conditioned home eating ice cream. My toddler however LOVES to be outdoors. All. Day. Long. And I love that he loves to be outside, I want to encourage that as much as possible. He also LOVES water. Pools, puddles, drinking fountains, the bath tub, dumping his sippy cup, he’ll do anything to play with water and get him self soaked. We don’t have a pool and so we’ve had to some up with other creative water play ideas for toddlers that will keep my little man entertained and keep us both cooled off. Here are some of my favorite outdoor water play activities for toddlers!

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Fun Uses for Water Beads

Fun Uses for Water Beads

Water beads are a fun kids’ sensory activity that can entertain for hours! These non-toxic balls are fun to squish, squeeze, scoop, and even freeze!

9 Creative Uses For Old Tires

9 Creative Uses For Old Tires

You can repurpose old tires all sorts of ways. Check out these fun tire planters, shelves, sandboxes and more! Maybe you’ll find your next summer project!

Kid-Friendly Cottage Cheese Pancakes

Kid-Friendly Cottage Cheese Pancakes

As moms we want our children to eat healthy, nutritious foods that will help them grow and keep their tummies full. Kids can be picky eaters so finding nutritious foods that they will enjoy eating can be a challenge! I want to share one of our family’s favorite go-to recipes for a healthy breakfast (or lunch or dinner for that matter!) which we have found most all kids will love — Cottage Cheese Pancakes. Full of cheesy, gooey goodness, kids will love these and parents will love that they are full of healthy proteins, calcium and nutrients to fuel kids throughout the day.

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