Category: Adventures

Autumn adventures: Your guide to fall fun in NCW

Ready to get into the autumn spirit? Of course you are. So pull out those soft sweaters and get ready for a season of pumpkin-flavored everything. Here are a few of the most fall-ish things to do and see around North Central Washington in the coming weeks. Festival season is well underway. Coming up soon: The  Autumn Leaf Festival this […]

Fall is a great time for kids to experience salmon

As you read this, thousands of salmon are swimming up the Columbia River, trying to make it home to North Central Washington. I talked to our friends at Cascade Columbia Fisheries Enhancement Group (CCFEG), a local group that works to improve conditions for native fish, about fun ways kids can get out, experiencing this amazing migration […]

Traveling to Ireland with children

Two weeks in Ireland? Sweet. Doing it with a four-year-old and an 18-month-old? Not so sweet. Actually, never mind. Really. I’ll just stay home. Those were my first thoughts when a friend invited my family and me to Ireland. She and her family live on Inis Mor (pronounced Inishmore), one of the rugged Aran Islands […]

Lake life

Your faithful mom blog editor is taking a break this week, heading up to the lake with the family. There’s no wifi, spotty cell service, and a good chance I will literally die of technology-withdrawals. Wish me luck! In the meantime, here’s hoping you all have a restful, fun week with the people you love. […]

5 cool things for kids to do on hot days

It’s hot out there — maybe a little too hot for outdoor adventures with little ones. When it’s sweltering, how do you keep young kids active and avoid going stir crazy? The internet is full craft ideas and games to keep kids busy without ever leaving home. If you do feel like venturing into the sun, Slide […]