favorite playgrounds of 2016 1
Important note: Now it’s even easier to find and share playgrounds wherever you go with our new, FREE Playground Finder iPhone App. Download it today! It’s that time of year again. School is out, the weather is great, and families are looking for […]

Favorite Playgrounds of 2016


I-20
Update: Now it’s even easier to find and share playgrounds wherever you go with our new, FREE Playground Finder iPhone App. Download it today! Have you ever had the “pleasure” (if that’s what you want to call it) of driving I-20? It’s, um, […]

I-20 playgrounds


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Written by Amy Rowland For many new parents the thought of traveling and camping with babies and toddlers conjures up nightmarish images of blowout poopy diapers in the most inconvenient places and colossal meltdowns (sometimes from both the child and […]

Tent Camping with Babies and Toddlers



I-5 playgrounds 2
Update: Now it’s even easier to find and share playgrounds wherever you go with our new, FREE Playground Finder iPhone App. Download it today! Written by: Amy Rowland While living on the West Coast, my family became well acquainted with I-5 and drove […]

I-5 Playgrounds


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Update: Now it’s even easier to find and share playgrounds wherever you go with our new, FREE Playground Finder iPhone App. Download it today! Written by: Amy Rowland Ah, the joys of driving I-95 on a holiday weekend: the heavy traffic, lengthy […]

I-95 Playgrounds


my life in GIFs 1
I’ve recently discovered just how much I love GIFs. In fact, my husband loves them so much, too, that almost all our texts to each other now involve them. I didn’t really get them when they first came out. I […]

Ten GIFs that capture life with young kids



workout with kids
It’s that time of year when we tend to eat too much, work out too little (if at all), and hide behind our bulky sweaters until Spring when we then crash diet our way to our Summer beach bodies. Sure, […]

Three ways to workout with kids while on vacation


staircase loop hike
Staircase Loop Hike is truly one of our family favorites. It’s one of the few hikes that we can complete in its entirety, which is saying a lot! When you have very young children, it’s rare that you actually complete […]

Hiking with kids: Staircase Loop Hike


Trail of Two Forests
Hiking with Kids: Trail of Two Forests When you think of Mount St. Helens perhaps the first thing that comes to mind is the massive eruption that occurred in 1980. It truly transformed the surrounding landscape and left behind a […]

Hiking with Kids: Trail of Two Forests



Kayla's Playground 3
When families discover great playgrounds, they are thrilled! It becomes a their favorite that they return to over and over again. Frequently, word spreads about how great, and even inclusive the fabulous playground is but what may not spread as […]

Kayla’s Playground


Do you know, or are you one of, those moms who just has it all together? Super organized, on time to everything, kids look fantastic, and you/she does to? Well, I’m unfortunately not one of them. But, instead of examining […]

Four ways I shamelessly use my kids as an excuse


Joey's Park 1
  Who is the “Joey” behind Joey’s Park? Joey O’Donnell was born with Cystic Fibrosis and spent much of his short life surrounded by loving friends and family. In 1986, while in the 7th grade, he lost his battle with Cystic […]

The story behind the park: Joey’s Park




You would think that by this point in my parenting journey I’d have my act together. I’m four kids deep and somehow I still manage to regularly find myself completely unprepared for situations that arise when I leave the house […]

Diaper bag dilemmas: “Oh crap!” moments


the witching hour with kids 1
It’s 5 o’clock somewhere and I don’t mean in a Margaritaville sort of way. It’s that time of day when hell unleashes it’s fury in homes of toddlers and small children everywhere. It’s that moment when everyone comes unhinged and […]

The witching hour with kids: It ain’t no Margaritaville!