Author: Sarah Shaffer

T-Rex arms and co-sleepers

It started off the same as any other night. Lying in bed with my 4.5-year-old by my side, reading her a story before we both fell asleep. I always keep a pillow between me and her as a barricade so that she doesn’t roll into me during the night. Known as an extremely hard sleeper, […]

Thankful time, thankful heart

A note from the author: Although “thankfuls” is not a word, it is a term used by my child at the dinner table and I find it to be fitting. Therefore, it is used often in this article. Please know it is referring to more than one thing we are thankful for. Every night year-round at the dinner […]

Creating a Wenatchee pollinator garden

Since we bought our first home in Wenatchee in 2012, it has been my goal to make our garden as wild and plant-heavy as possible. I have always wanted to live in the country, while my husband has wanted to live in town. We settled in town and now are making our home “our own.” […]

Camping memories with little ones

The goal for myself and my family this spring and summer is to get out backpacking and camping as much as possible. This has to be accomplished weekend warrior style since some of us work the 9-5 Monday through Friday gig, sigh. I have an almost 4-year-old daughter, with no family nearby to babysit so […]

Riverfront Rock Gym is now open!

An exciting moment for the Wenatchee Valley is happening right now! Located only a stone’s throw from Walla Walla Park and the Town Toyota Center, Riverfront Rock Gym celebrated their grand opening over the weekend. Riverfront Rock Gym offers a great opportunity for everyone from experienced climbers to novices, youthful seniors to energetic youths, to check […]

Hok giddiness

This last week my family and I got a couple of short test days to try out our new Hok skis made by Altai Skis. Here is my take on what I discovered about these skis from using them thus far: They can climb up rather well but hard-crusted snow makes it a bit tough […]