From learning activities that show children the world to family-friendly board games, here are some quick-hit buys for the kids this holiday.
An outdoor rooftop pool – a rarity in rainy Washington – and a jetted jacuzzi spa inside our room are just some of the reasons Bowen and loved our 10-year (#hosted 🙌🏻) anniversary trip to Tacoma’s brand new @silvercloud.pointruston hotel.
This Christmas season, we read Clara and Wyatt the children’s book “Letter from Santa Claus” we were gifted by author Robin Jones.
Overall, this is a sweet tale from the past with heartwarming illustrations and a fun historical element. My only complaint is I would’ve Iiked a warning about the story’s religious references on how Santa’s elves came to be.
“Then Turdy (😂 … the turtle 🐢) told Whaley that Panda told Tigey that Elle the Elephant was just SO…
One of the big reasons we moved from California to Washington is so we could get the kids closer to their little cousins who live in the Tacoma suburb of University Place. The kids are all so close in age, so it makes for some good playtime. And now that we’ve moved, summertime is all about backyard tag, lunch on the grass, and all the cousin fun.
We got out of the house today for a nature walk (solo, around the neighborhood) in a new collab with the SLO-based The Wisdom Wonder Project. This company offers easy to follow, home-based learning curriculums for kiddos. (And to think I had partnered with them before all this Covid-19 quarantine crazy went down.) Read on to learn how we incorporated a simple story in Aesop’s Fables into a nature walk. And how you can, too.
COVID-19. Quarantine. Being stuck inside your house with kids. Worry. Sickness. That on top of all the other mom stuff. It’s been a hard week, friends.
It’s times like these that we can use all the friends we can get.
Enter: SocialMama, an app that launched last year for moms looking for mom friends in their city and beyond.
Overall, this hotel is a must for hotel-scouting families looking for something kid-friendly. It’s perfect for children in the hotel amenities, setup, and location. But, it’s also special because not only are your kids’ needs accounted for (and who are we kidding – they’re the bosses anyway), but the adults also feel like they’re on a pampered beach vacation. The hotel is steps from the ocean, there are complimentary white fluffy towels in the pool area and there’s a free waffle bar with whipped cream in the morning.
This is a lovely inventive, no-animal circus with gorgeous costumes, talented performers and has enough music and lights to keep children’s interest.
Earlier this month, two gal pals and I left our collective assortment of tiny humans with the husbands and the grandparents and lived it up at the Broadlind Hotel’s penthouse suite in Long Beach, California. Overall, the property is a truly charming getaway with all the architectural character I love, situated in a conveniently walkable downtown location.