Clara and Wyatt don’t have imaginary friends (yet) (or, that I know of!), so reading “The Polar Bear in the Closet” by Tracey Sullivan was a fun springboard into talking about the concept of imaginary friends and the power of imagination.
Continuing my authors of color series, today we’re taking a look at the coloring book “Coloring Your Way to Better…
For our top knots, we used @gimmebeauty bands. They’re stretchy, come in lotsa sizes and promise no slipping or snagging.
If you have a kiddo who’s curious about life under the sea, I encourage you to check out “Ronnie and the Fishes” by Barbara J. Regan. It features main characters of color, childhood drawings, pretty illustrations and a good balance of science nestled within the storytelling. My only complaints are the book is a little long for the age group, and I’d prefer to see more digital illustrations than scanned-in drawings. Overall, though, I applaud Regan’s effort to tell a fun story in this self-published piece. Plus, I believe she’s in her early 80s, so huge props to her for being such an awesome example of someone who follows their dreams regardless of age. This book is available to purchase in my #diversebooksforkids Influencer Shop on Amazon!
Make sure you head over to my Instagram to watch the rennovation of our Gig Harbor house!
My picky eater gobbled up Oroweat Organic Bread – especially since it brought Disney’s Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse to the table.
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.
The Alderbrook Resort & Spa in Union Washington is a dreamy Pacific Northwest getaway boasting rooms with a view, rare Hood Canal waterfront access, and the absolute coolest and most whimsical surprises during the holidays. We felt pampered and taken care of — and we can’t wait to go again. At the Alderbrook Resort & Spa in Union Washington, I felt safer with the hotel’s thoughtful pandemic protocols such as hand sanitizer stations everywhere, clear rules posted, and a well-organized crowd-control reservation system at the pool area. Plus, they implemented all these in cozy/home-like ways that weren’t sterile or scary which I appreciate for my little fam.
Make sure to snag my Alderbrook Resort promo code from this post before you visit!
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.