Quick Gift Ideas for Her






    Yes, Mother’s Day is in just a couple days. But, even if these gift ideas don’t work for this time around, save this post for when you need a gift for her (and be sure to share, Ladies!) Or, buy yourself something a little special this weekend. Note: Some of these links are affiliates. Thanks […]

    Haiku Bags for Spring






      I swear throughout the course of a week, I lug around 5 different bags a day right now. Bags for the baby, bags for the kids, bags for the extra gear, bags for the camera, bags for the food, etc. You get the point. I love my bags and my bags love me. Those bags also […]

      Find Your Happy






        I woke up grumpy this morning. Again. The baby woke up too early. Our house is tiny so she also woke up her brothers. I didn’t get a moment to myself. I had successfully (is that a “success”?!?!) yelled all all three of my children before 6:30 a.m. I threatened “behavior bootcamp” and taking away […]

        I Will Always Need a Mother






          This guest post was a winning entry in our “For the Love of Mom” contest. It’s a wonderful portrayal of the raw reality of motherhood….and all things that comes along with that! Thank you, Susan, for sharing your story. Been there, done that!  Also, be sure to check out our giveaways happening ALL week! If […]

          Meeting Mom on the John Muir Trail






            This guest post was a winning entry in our “For the Love of Mom” contest. I couldn’t get over Alyssa’s photos, her story and came away inspired to one day do the same with my own daughter and/or mother. Thank you, Alyssa, for sharing your story! Also, be sure to check out our giveaways happening […]

            All Because She Says “Yes”






              This guest post was a winning entry in our “For the Love of Mom” contest. I feel as though Andrew hit the nail on the head with this one and captures what our own family thinks is so important too – saying YES! It also happens to be our only winning entry from a man. […]

              The Trails of My Life Led Me Here






                This guest post was a winning entry in our “For the Love of Mom” contest. Because not every woman dreams of becoming a mother someday….and sometimes the path that leads us there is twisting, unpredictable, surprising and complicated. Also, be sure to check out our giveaways happening ALL week! If you HAVE a mom, you can […]

                How to Be Adventurous When Mama Loves Her a Good Schedule *Guest Post*






                  Today I’m so pleased to welcome my dear friend Kristine to the blog. She is writing a post that I just can’t, because getting a good schedule AND allowing for travel and adventure is REALLY tough for us. Really, really tough. But, she has the routine down, and it’s been inspiration to watch her weave […]

                  An Outdoor Mama’s Diaper Bag {Lug Hula Hoop Review + Giveaway}






                    I admittedly am a “bag lady”.  I like my bags, I like being organized and I don’t think that every bag fits every person OR every activity.  It’s the reason why I tend to have more than just one, I guess. When Miss L came around this year, I realized that I could use something […]

                    Happy Mother’s Day + #marvelousmoms winners!






                      Thank you to all of you who helped make this week special just by sharing your stories of love for the moms in your life.  It’s been our favorite promotion yet as we got to see a glimpse into your hearts.  Thank you for sharing it with us. I also wanted to send out a […]