The Sugar Factory Bellevue, fun for all ages!

We celebrated my daughter's 4th birthday this year at the Sugar Factory in Bellevue and couldn't have had more fun! It is a great venue for a special occasion - the girls thought it was so cute to walk the red carpet and LOVED their extravagant milkshakes!

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Meatless Monday – Caprese Pasta Salad w/Banza Chickpea Noodles

This vegetarian pasta salad is not only filling and delicious but it is super easy to toss together too! I included my review of the Banza chickpea pasta that my family tried and has been enjoying.

My all-time favorite items for traveling with a baby!

Living across the country from my family and where I grew up naturally puts me in a position to do lots of traveling. Since having kids the amount of travel I do has significantly increased... my daughters are the only grandbabies on my side of the family so I can't keep them hostage here on the west coast! With my first child we didn't muster up the courage to make our first cross-country pilgrimage until she was 8 months old. With our second, it was at 2 months! Here are some of my favorite items that made the whole process that much easier. What I consider travel essentials if you are a parent traveling with a baby!

Making your Coffee Addiction Sustainable

So many people in this world have a coffee habit... with a full-time job, a new baby and a toddler I know I sure do! However our modern coffee addictions unfortunately come with a lot of waste. Here are some ideas on how to keep the caffeine flowing without tossing so much trash in the landfill at the same time. #coffee #sustainable #gogreen #greeninitiative

Traveling on Maternity Leave – Do or Don’t? How we did it and a few tips!

With my first kid, I did maternity leave all wrong. I went back to work way too soon, far before I was feeling physically or emotionally up to it, and I struggled a lot as a result. As soon as we got pregnant with baby #2 (many years later) I made myself and my family …