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Walking the Tacoma Narrows Bridge

This year, the kids and I walked across the Tacoma Narrows Bridge – something I’ve been wanting to do since we moved here!

After weeks of rain, we saw a moment of sunlight and dry skies. So with a skip, hop, and one possibly illegal parking spot later, we went for it!

And now I can say with certainty that the bridge walk was absolutely incredible for us, but only after I discussed a few safety rules with the kids. You’ll see why in a minute.

Read on for all the deets on how we walked the Tacoma Narrows Bridge from the Gig Harbor side.

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Our Little Free Library at the Paso Robles Children’s Museum

The public is invited to “Take a Book, Share a Book” at the Paso Robles Children’s Museum’s Little Free Library now installed at 623 13th St. in downtown Paso Robles, Calif.  Designed by American company Simplay3, this Sharing Library is a modestly-sized box on a stand that reaches nearly 5 feet tall and features a clear plexiglass door so the books stored inside are clearly visible. All you do is open the little door to take a book + leave a book.

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Nuby Light-Up Cups (review updated with a few concerns)

UPDATE: Since posting this review, I’ve received numerous complaints from my readers with concerns about this cup regarding safety and design:

Readers have reached out to me since our initial review about concerns with leaks, battery issues, safety concerns, and other sippy cup struggles. At the time of this original review, the main concern we had was with the light-up Wonder Cup, because it leaked on us. Since the kids hit the bottoms of the cups on the table in order to get the lights to flash, it makes the water kind of shoot upward and splash out. Read on for more details from the brand on how to get these concerns addressed.

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Beach Days: A Love-Hate Relationship

Beach days — I love them. I hate them. Overall, beach or not, I would say about half of our adventures go well. It’s totally my kids’ ages, though. Some adventures just aren’t fun with a 1 and 3 year old. Or part of the adventure is fun, but then the end goes so downhill it’s basically just a giant tumble and fall. Here’s my rant about taking the kids to the beach by myself. Keep reading if you want to read about a super embarrassing moment.