KIDS WITH BOOK SMILING

Ronnie and the Fishes by Barbara J. Regan

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!

Real Estate - Property

We Bought a 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 🏡.

woman kneeling on pier under a beautiful sky

New Year, Same Me.

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.