Blessing Bag Checklist (Printable)

The Blessing Bag Checklist is here as promised!  I hope it gives you a good idea of some useful items to include in your blessing bags so that whoever gets it will feel super blessed!  I did call the Union Gospel Mission to find out what homeless people need the most.  They have free access […]

Mother Teresa Inspiration – Blessing Bags

As you know my family has been working hard on putting together blessing bags for the homeless.   I was recently introduced to an awesome band by a friend and wanted to know more about them.  On their website I saw a quote from Mother Teresa and it really moved me regarding this blessing bag […]

Blessing Bags – Helping the Homeless

Have you ever passed a homeless person in your car or in the city and felt your heart sink knowing that you should do something but weren’t sure what?  Its similar to the feeling you get when someone you know has a miscarraige, loses a family member or gets sick.  You aren’t close enough to […]

Healthy Snacks for the Road {Gluten Free}

It can be a challenge to find healthy snacks when you are on the road — and being gluten free makes that task even more difficult.   Stopping at the gas station is mind numbing and if you have the audacity to ask the clerk if they have any gluten free options most likely you […]

Education — Getting the Most out of the Junior Ranger Program

In Junior Ranger Program {Part 1} of our Education Series, I told you about why I geek out over the fun park program that is absolutely FREE and how much our kids love it.   I mean, not only do they get to explore fun things like volcanoes, underground caves, and the open wilderness, but they […]

Staycation Ideas – For the Fall

Hopefully after reading {Part 1} and {Part 2} of our Staycation Series you are inspired to plan a staycation of your own!  I am currently planning a “Seattle Staycation” for our family now that we have settled in the Pacific Northwest.  After creating this series I am even more excited about our time “off” than […]

Staycation: Reap the Benefits of Vacation w/o Ever Leaving Home {Part 2}

In {Part 1} of our Staycation Series we looked at both the benefits and the obstacles to carving out a little rest and relaxation time for you and your family without ever leaving your hometown.   I hope that after reading about the advantages of a staycation, you have warmed up to the idea and are ready to […]

Staycation: Reap the Benefits of Vacation without Ever Leaving Home {Part 1}

So you have been working your tail off for months, you or your spouses’ vacation time is still 4 months away, and you are about to lose it.  I totally get it.  The answer to your problem is closer than you might think — as close as your backyard in fact!   What you need, my […]

Business For Kids – Encouraging Budding Entrepreneurs {Part 2}

Hopefully you read Business For Kids {Part 1} and have had a chance to wrap your mind around why encouraging your kids to launch their own “companies” can provide a profound learning opportunity for them as well as set them up for success in the future. Let’s pick up where we left off….remember that they […]

Business For Kids – Encouraging Budding Entrepreneurs {Part 1}

Many of us have thought about starting a business of our own but how about a business for kids?  Your kids!  I know it may sound strange at first but seriously, have you ever considered helping  your child start their very own “kid business” but weren’t sure if it was too early or a good […]

Dogs in Costumes — Howl-O-Ween in Park City, UT!

Dogs in costumes are pretty cute, right?  Park City, Utah has cuteness in spades at their annual doggie dress up event called “Howl-O-Ween!” And let me tell you — you don’t know people that LOVE their dogs until you have been to a mountain town like Park City or Vail.  These people are serious about […]

Brick or Treat Halloween Celebration at LEGOLAND San Diego CA

It was a nice surprise to stumble upon the Brick or Treat Halloween event at LEGOLAND San Diego, CA while we visited the southern west coast.  Celebrating holidays on the road was one thing we didn’t even think about before we sold our home and set out on our open ended road trip. Even though […]