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8 Easy Summer Getaways That Aren’t Too Far

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Have you ever wondered what the sweet spot between hearing the kids shout, “Super fun car games…yay!” and repeatedly asking, “Are we there yet?” is? Turns out, it’s two hours. So if a summer vacation plan is what you’re after, we’ve got more than a few ideas for weekend trips from Seattle that take two hours or less to get to. Whether you want to drive or hop on a plane, these seven great family escapes will keep you and the kids playing whenever you visit. Read on to make your plan! Enjoy Port Townsend Port Townsend, WA The dramatic,...

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20 Things to Do with Toddlers Before Summer Ends

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Why does summer always go by so fast? We can’t slow it down, but we can help you make sure it’s packed with fun and amazing memories. From balloon tosses to making homemade treats, here are 20 must-do activities to squeeze in before the weather cools down. This article is sponsored by CoComelon, a preschool educational show focused on teaching children about letters, numbers, shapes and more. Sing along to their catchy nursery rhymes, watch an episode with your tots or check out their adorable toys at cocomelon.com. Wanderson1 via Pixabay 1. Make Homemade PopsiclesAn icy popsicle on a hot...

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Diary of a Homemaker’s Week: Summer Is Here

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 Saturday:  Up early this morning after a very sound night's sleep.  John and I have done exactly nothing at all, though I have tried to keep up with the very minor housework (dishes generated by meals, dirty napkins and cloths in the laundry, folding the last laundry hung dry yesterday afternoon, etc.) in the interest of having an easier morning tomorrow before church.I've read, explored various blogs, watched videos, napped and am seriously considering going to bed quite early tonight because frankly I'm weary.  We've a long day ahead of us tomorrow.  I think I'm going to spend the evening...

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Best TV Shows and Cartoons for Toddlers: From 'Daniel Tiger’ to 'Puffin Rock’

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What are the best shows streaming for toddlers and preschoolers? It’s a really hard question, made tougher by the fact that if you have a toddler or preschooler, you might not know anything about kids’ TV shows right now. If this is your first kid, it’s not like you’ve been watching a ton of kids’ TV for the past ten years, right? Anyway, you’re skittish about getting your toddlers addicted to new TV shows or cartoons, we get it. Any parent who has binged the best TV shows on Netflix knows that good TV can be a many-edged sword. Really...

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Traveling Mom Cleans Airbnb Before Realizing She Was in The Wrong House; Tweets All About It

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If you’ve ever traveled with a toddler then you know how exhausting the experience can be. But for one mom, the sheer confusion that comes with travel exhaustion will never be lived down. She accidentally broke into a family’s home, cleaned it, then live-Tweeted the event as she realized she was in the wrong place.  It all started when Twitter user Ruth Ibegbuna took her three-year-old child to Italy and intended to check into their Airbnb but got the number wrong. She walked into her flat and quickly began cleaning up the mess she assumed had been left by the...

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