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road trip packing tips

road trip packing tips

  Well, we’ve been home from out family road trip for about a week and a half now and we’re all still trying to recover. I’m trying to get back into the blogging groove and the kids are adjusting to their new school year routines. I’m also still marveling over how well most things on the […]

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a California mom's guide to Yosemite Valley

a California mom’s guide to 24 hours in Yosemite

  If you’ve been following me for awhile then it will come as no surprise to you that I love National Parks, and California sure has some beautiful ones. However, if you’re like me then you probably think of a National Park as a destination that’s more suited for a long weekend. For those of […]

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preparing your child for their first overnight hike, Hike for Grayson

preparing your child for their first overnight hike

This post is part of the #HikeForGrayson blog hop. Grayson is 3 year old boy with Tay-Sachs, an incurable disease.  Please read through to the end to find out how you can help raise awareness and funds.     Last week my seven year old when on his first overnight hike with his dad and grandpa–just three men […]

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a California mom's guide to the American River

a California mom’s guide to the american river

  I’m excited to be joining some other California moms today as we share our favorite places to cool off! June is nearly over and summer is in full swing around here. Our weather has actually been crazy lately, the beginning of the month started off down right chilly with a late-season snow storm in […]

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Glamping staycation, Inn Town Campground, Nevada City, California

why you should try a glamping staycation

This post is in collaboration with Inn Town Campground and I was compensated for my honest review. All opinions are completely my own.     A few weeks ago I was able to plan a belated birthday surprise for Mike in the form a quick staycation. Our destination was Inn Town Campground located in Nevada […]

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$10 at Target, Dollar Spot, summer travel

summer travel guide

Somehow it is already the third Monday in May which means that in addition to being a only a couple of weeks away from Memorial Day weekend and the unofficial start of summer, it’s also time for another $10 at Target post! I have really been enjoying participating in these posts every month and if you love […]

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