Teens, Screens and Social Media: Part 1

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Weekend Reading: Ada Twist Scientist Review

Post contains affiliate links. Thanks Abrams Books for sending me these fun books. Ada’s Ideas by Fiona Robinson Friends, I love this book! ...more

Another one Flies the Coop {New Zealand Working Holiday Visa}

Artist Point, Mt. Baker I am thrilled to announce that Tilly is soon to head off on a new adventure. She has already been to Colombia and helped drill a well in Malawi ....more

The Ultimate Homemade Trail Mix

Post contains affiliate links.You learn a lot of things about your soul mate on your honeymoon. I learned right off that I needed more sleep than Chuck (twenty-one years later and I am suffering from chronic sleep deprivation). It was also on our honeymoon...more

Things I Learned While Camping in Oregon

Camping as a family is a great way to spend an extended amount of time together laughing, playing, bonding and singing Kumbaya. There is nothing like campfires, dirt and sleep deprivation to bring a family closer together. This year I (and my children) learned a few things while camping in Oregon and I would love to share these words of wisdom with you ....more

Ways I’m Winning at Parenting this Week

I hope I don’t make you too wildly jealous with today’s ...more

Large Family Camping Hacks

Post contains affiliate links.Camping with kids in the double digits (or even five or six kids) takes some planning and forethought. We have been camping with our large family since 2002. We have learned a few things over the years and I am here to share our best large family camping hacks with you ....more

School Supply Shopping: Save Money, Time and Sanity

School Supply Shopping: Save time, money and your sanity....more

Family Camping in the Rain

Sometimes I set amazing goals for myself like: I will post on my blog every day. I will update Love on a Mission. I will do the laundry and shower ....more

Large Family Vacation {Oregon Coast Camping}

Road tripping and camping with a large family is nothing but hours (and hours) non-stop fun. Are you laughing yet? But really, I love the family togetherness and sense of adventure ....more
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