Next stop… the stars


Beyond the unavoidable super hero and Harry Potter obsessions my kids have had, (we are talking Captain America and Hogwarts here people — who can blame them? ) I try and adhere to the philosophy that the hobbies and interests my kiddos pursue meet a handful of requirements. That said, hobby/sport/interest should be: something they […]

Considering Claus

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In the weeks before Christmas I was on the fence about introducing the idea of Santa to my 3-year-old. My husband and I had yet to bring the idea up to him. Playing Santa every year seemed like a lot of work, and it seemed kinda hokey. In no way did I want to add […]

What’s happening? Your weekly events post

1/16/2016    World photo/Don Seabrook
Yuka Yonaguni, 19, from Okinawa and a student at Wenatchee Valley College, dances Saturday during the Multicultural and Martin Luther King, Jr. Festival at the Wenatchee Valley Museum and Cultural Center.

Looking for something fun to do? Here are a few events happening locally. Want more? Go to Date night: Join O’Grady’s Pantry and Leavenworth Winter Sports Club for a dinner and full moon ski at Icicle River Trail tonight. Lake Chelan Winterfest begins Friday. Take a Winter Adventure Walk with the Wenatchee River Institute on Friday. […]

My January survival guide


I rolled into January with what I think might be a December Hangover. I’m feeling a little like the weather lately… dead and cold inside. Just kidding. Sort of. Joyfully passing the time through January can be a struggle for moms. It’s too cold for the kids to play outside, we’re broke and living off […]

Cold and flu remedies that are safe while breastfeeding


It’s that time of year again. It seems that everyone you know has a sniffle and a cough. Wondering which treatments and remedies are safe for breastfeeding mothers? Wondering which things to stay away from? My name is Carrie Bews and I’m the lactation coordinator at Confluence Health. Read on for some remedies that are safe for […]

Gluten-free pancakes


Top of the morning to ya! (Or whenever you read this blog post) Have you been thinking about moving toward a more gluten-free diet, but feel daunted by the different flours and starches and mixes out there? If you’ve ever tried it, you’ve probably discovered that gluten free flours rarely behave like regular flour does. […]

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