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Unconventional playgrounds

We have so many playgrounds in Wenatchee, and in spite of not enough benches for parents and the fact that the bathrooms are so far away (for a toddler that suddenly needs to go anyway) they’re pretty great. I especially like Walla Walla Point Park and my kids like “castle” park (Lincoln Park) and Confluence […]

On being mindful

As a mom, I find it hard to be mindful. I can imagine a future day when my brain is freed up enough to be mindful- but at the moment, my mind is so busy, so concerned with the needs and schedules of others, that I forget what I need, or what I was planning […]

The wild magic of childhood

Childhood is magical. It really is. It’s full of delight, wonder and awe. I have so many memories of elaborate imaginative games of my childhood. I remember specific days of my young life purely because that day we played something so magical it transported us to a different place altogether. The Waldorf method of education encourages […]

The magic of menu planning

Hi moms! I started doing regular week-long menu planning about a year and a half ago and it has been awesome, so I’m sharing what I do with hopes it may inspire you all. There’s a million ways to do this…I’m a basically a beginner but this is what has worked pretty well for me. […]

Signs of spring

We eat breakfast early and as we look out the windows at the still, cold world, my 7-year-old notices a robin high up on a branch. I walk out on the porch to wave goodbye to the kids and no longer feel myself tense up with the cold. After they have gone, I realize I hadn’t asked […]

Tips for an easier mom-life

Hey moms. I just thought I’d share my favorite tips and tricks for making mom-life a bit easier. We all know that regular meals, good sleep and exercise are good for everyone, but with children it seems especially so. Those basics plus a couple extras make up my best tips. 1. Early bedtimes and good […]

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