If you’re craving some winter wonderland adventure this December through March, look no further than sunny Bend in Central Oregon. Sure, it’s a bit of a drive from Portland, but it’s a great place to have an adventure over...
Does the idea of flying with your little one conjure images of calming a screaming child while all the other passengers sip wine? While prepping for a trip to Europe with our four-month-old a few years ago, my mom...
It's vacation season, but you don't need to take a long road trip, a multi-day trip, or an international flight to get some family fun in. The PNW has lots of little jewels nearby that make a great day...
Mountains, pine trees, crisp blue sky - all enjoyed before a burger and beer at a local brewery. What’s not to love about Central Oregon? It’s an outdoor playground for kids and adults. Recently my family made the big...
Thinking about strangers staying in your home or sleeping in your bed are always the top objections friends share when I tell them we rent out our home occasionally on home rental sites like Airbnb, HomeAway, Housetrip, and Couchsurfing. My...
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Making Christmas Portable

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For a long time, we kept Christmas simple by hosting at our house. That way, we could call the shots and keep the holiday calm for our little family. But, alas, our move to Portland meant we left most of our...
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Winter Car Seat Safety

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As the weather changes it is very tempting to have our children wear their jackets in the car seat. We want our children to be warm, but we also want them to be safe. Adding layers under our children's...
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Holiday Road

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Aww, the holiday season. Here I am, just minding my own business, still eating my kids' Halloween candy, and before I know it, Thanksgiving is already here! While the great debate rages on about when it's okay to play...
Every summer, my family makes our pilgrimage to Sunriver, Oregon, where we love to run, swim, fish, geocache, bike, and kayak. Never in our five years of visits have we attempted whitewater rafting, so when Sun Country Tours asked...

Creating A Summer Go Bag

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Spontaneous outdoor adventures often characterize sunny summer days with little ones. A toddler's mood may be unpredictable so being prepared for whatever pops up can make any outing more enjoyable! I’ve learned to keep a "go bag" packed and...

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