What’s happening? Your weekly events post

Happy Thursday! Still making your family’s weekend plans? Read on for our weekly roundup of local happenings: Every Thursday in January and February (including TODAY), the Wenatchee River Institute is hosting free guided snowshoe strolls along the Riverfront Trail in Leavenworth. This one’s not for the little kids, but it’s a important topic: TODAY at noon, […]

On giving new moms room

My son’s birth six years ago went fine, but he had some feeding complications. When we were discharged from the hospital after the second day, my milk still wasn’t in yet. It’ll be in anytime, they kept reassuring me. But day #4 came, and it still wasn’t. I was too sleep-deprived, too overwhelmed (and probably […]

What’s happening? Your weekly events post

Happy Thursday! What’s everybody up to this weekend? If you’re looking for something fun to do with the family, read on for our list of local events. Every Thursday in January and February (including today), the Wenatchee River Institute is hosting free guided snowshoe strolls along the Riverfront Trail in Leavenworth. Mindfulness Northwest is hosting courses in Wenatchee […]

Downhill skiing with kids

There is a fabulous YouTube video of a father dressed as a drill seargant waking up his kids with a bugle and forcing them to go downhill skiing. His mantra echoes in my head every time I head out for some downhill action at Mission Ridge with my 5 year old: “I’m forcing my kids to […]

What’s happening? Your weekly events post

Happy Thursday! What’s everybody up to this weekend? We have a few suggestions… Every Thursday in January and February (including today), the Wenatchee River Institute is hosting free guided snowshoe strolls along the Riverfront Trail in Leavenworth. Beginning THIS WEEK, Mindfulness Northwest will host two eight-week courses in Wenatchee that teach effective tools for reducing stress and feeling […]

PSA: Please don’t imply that I don’t do anything

In my head I had an image of stay-at-home moms, and it was pretty much the stereotypical one: unkempt hair, sweatpants-clad, a loose, white t-shirt with a spit-up stain at the braless bosom. They watched TV all day and did laundry during commercials. They rocked their babies in a bassinet in their living rooms, slept […]