This blog began in the lovely San Luis Obispo County, California where we lived for a long time before moving to Washington in 2020.
I revamped my “About” section this week and turned it into a post, this time adding a fresh social media pic, new details about my crazy days as a government reporter and what really happened in the events that led me to become a stay-at-home mom.
Make sure you head over to my Instagram to watch the rennovation of our Gig Harbor house!
Escrow closed on our new Gig Harbor property yesterday and we’re officially homeowners again!!
It took four months of looking in person, 11 months of looking online 🤪 and dozens of blue shoe bootie/mask-covered Covid showings to find this home — but we did it! Thank you for sharing in all of it with us 🏡.
New year, same me.
It’s 2021, so here’s a quick ‘oh, hey there!’ for anyone new.
I’m a longtime newspaper reporter turned stay-at-home mom, stepping out from above the fold to do my own thing as a writer. 🤞🏻 What you’ll get from me are stories about places to take kids. Except now with the pandemic and our big move from California to Washington, you’ll also see our endless search for a house, a remodel, cabin life, and all the ways this California girl is settling into the Evergreen State.
Here’s a little story about a time when the kids taught me a much-needed lesson in not rushing, and how to live in the moment.
It all started when we were leaving Potlach State Beach, and the kids didn’t want to get in the car.
I used to write about other people for a living. Now I write for me. And for you.
It’s about the journey, not the destination. As a goal-oriented person, I have to remind myself of this all. the. time.
That day we didn’t plan to swim …. but then I said yes anyway. Because that is what childhood is about! It’s about letting go of perfection.
We made it to Washington! 🌲 Here’s the 1970s cabin we’re staying in while our Paso house gets listed, sells,…