Goodbye and Thank You!

Dear Readers of Ruby Slipper Guide, After 7 years of running Ruby Slipper Guide, with weekly newsletters, blogs, and holiday guides, we have decided it is time for us to take a break....more

What’s Open On New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day

Looking for something to do with the kiddos on New Year’s Eve or New Year’s Day? There are lots of options for your family that will be lots of fun and help you ring in the new year on the right note. Check out these ideas! ...more

Eastside Nutcracker Performance Guide

Want to see the Nutcracker? The Best Christmas Pageant Ever? Some holiday tunes? ...more

U-Cut Christmas Tree Farms on the Eastside

Looking for a special way to celebrate the holiday season? Why not cut down your own Christmas tree? There are plenty of great U-Cut tree farms on the Eastside: they provide the saw, you provide the muscle ....more

The Bad Parent Files

Parent teacher conferences are weird. They are performance reviews for a job you didn’t do. They are not about you and all about you at the same time ....more

A weekend without kids

One evening about a year ago, I was at a Book Club meeting when one of the ladies suggested that we go away for a weekend. “Somewhere that we can just relax and drink and not worry about kids!” she exclaimed. Everyone was on board and began shouting out ideas – everyone but me, that [...] ...more

Shopping traps… trips

I was at Rite Aid today and saw a pack of Garbage Pail Kids....more

Little Miss Independents

A funny thing happened this September: School started. Ok, maybe it’s not that funny or even unusual since this school thing happens every September. For me, however, it was unusual ....more

Code Food!

“Code Food!” my husband whispered in a panicked voice....more

Day Trip: Pioneer Farm Museum in Eatonville

Looking for another fun way to spend a Saturday with just a tank of gas?...more