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When you have 100 million things to do.....but the lake calls. I guess you go swimming. #howisummer We have babies, aunts, uncles grandma and grandpa coming out to visit. We need to do a whole house clean up and we opt for the lake. 😂 I’ll do anything but clean, lol. ••••• Anyone else a cleaning procrastinator???? #sammamish #laketime #redmondkids
Nehalem bay state park 2018 . Ethan and Claire ❤️ #cousins #memories #tradition #summer #camping #pnwkids #family #live
Leif...it’s less what the eyes see than what the soul feels. #hugpoint #littleexplorer #optoutside #lowtide #oregoncoast #pnwkids
River love ❤️
Mad for Mosaics campers working on their community art projects! • • #wenatcheeriverinstitute #leavenworthwa #pnwkids #summercamp #summerart #artcamp #communitygarden #mosaic #mosaicart
Daily dose of my yogurt bowl for the gram. 🍓 We have 1/4 cup of Greek lemon meringue yogurt with blueberries, strawberries, black chia seeds, and dark chocolate pistachio granola bites. I’m doing my little happy food dance as I type this now. 🤤💃🏽- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - #pnw #pnwlife #pnwonderland #pnwcollective #pnwmom #pnwkids #littlesister #morrisbabe2 #morrisfamily #holdthemoment #motherland #motherhood #motherhoodunplugged #motherhoodrising #motherhoodalive #motherhoodintheraw #mommylife #girlmom #girlmama #girlmomma #babygirl #sisters #fitmom #fitness #fitnessmotivation #fitnessjourney #fitfam #healthylifestyle #healthy #healthyliving
⚡️Debate of the century- up the slide or down the slide?? Doesn’t matter because there’s nobody around!! First at the park⚡️⚡️ . Come shop our tees - link in bio.
We started monthly 1-on-1 dates with each kid. This month I had Milo who wanted to go to the lake together. On the way back to our car he asked me “Mama, will we do these forever?” I told him we would do them for as long as they wanted. He said, “I wanna do them forever.” And this mama heart melted into a puddle. ❤️❤️❤️
Sup, Portland? It was finally cool enough this morning for this cool dude and I to venture out for a mom-Reece day. We started our day doing some @j29events wedding work downtown but made a quick stop to @pipsoriginal donuts followed by some fun water time at Jamison Fountains. I love showing our Cali boy my favorite spots at “home.” • • #portland #pdxkids #pdxsummer #summerday #summertime #wfhm #mompreneur #worktrip #jamisonsquare #pipsdonuts #pipsoriginal #pdx #modernmom #modernmama #momofboys #boymom #mamasboy #threenager #thatsdarling #ohhappyday #oregonroots #oregonliving #pnwkids #pdxlove #pdxliving #pdxlife
🌟Sibling duo doing their thang. ✌🏼😉📸 Grateful to have these kiddos. What are you grateful for today?🌟
Classic Eleanor.
Looking at photos and planning our next camping trip already. I love that we can travel for days when we camp without bringing any toys aside from things like bubbles, nets, magnifying glasses, beach stuff, and books to help identify plants and animals. J lost her only pencil, and the last night at camp they both had an hour of fun making “charcoal pencils” by dipping wood sticks in amber while we tried to get the baby to sleep. Also love that kids can be so independent at campgrounds. They were so proud of themselves walking on trails without us and going to wash hands or get water. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . #pnwlife #pnwkids #pnwfamily #pnwonderland #pnwisbest #seattlekids #seattlemom #seattledad #seattlefamily #campingwithkids #hikingwithkids #kidswhotravel #kidswhoexplore #childhoodunplugged #themagicofchildhood #unitedinmotherhood #candidchildhood #letthekids #letthembelittle #raisingboys #raisinggirls #lifewiththree #campinglife #washingtonstate #washingtonstateparks #documentyourdays #thatsdarling #kidsplay
This girl couldn’t wait to get in to the water! 💦 ☀️💦 • • • • • • • • • #adiff_faceless #pnwsummer #pnwkids #pnwkid #lakesammamish #jj_its_kids
*gushy mom post* everyday I'm reminded that my tiny little baby isn't so tiny anymore and he definitely isn't a baby but in fact a little boy. recently I've felt the end of toddlerhood creeping up on us and the next stage of a being little-big boy is becoming more obvious 👦🏼 None of our days lack excitement, love or challenges and the best part is that we get to experience it all together. My mama heart is slightly breaking knowing that in less that 6 months I'll have a 4 year old. Four year olds seem so grown to me, next is five and then they're 15 and practically ready to move out. The phrase, "The days are long but the years are short" is incredibly applicable with childhood so we must remember to to cherish our days and be in the moments with our children. I'm a lucky mom, that's a fact💜
Raspberry picking was a big hit, and just as photogenic as I’d imagined 😂. We’re grateful to the family picking next to us for their excellent jam advice too (pink raspberries for extra pectin, freezer jam for easiness).
Life has been kicking my butt ever since we got back from our trip to California. We were only gone for a few days, but I still feel all out of sorts and can't seem to find my groove. 🤷‍♀️ Here's to hoping I can slide back into a rhythm soon! Hopefully some cooler summer temps coming soon will help me find some normalcy. 😥 🤞 On a side note aren't these girlies adorable?! Little miss is sporting pig tails for the first time. 😍
Initially when I was prepping to take this photo, I immediately wanted all the kids to pose on that tree trunk but when I look at it now, I realize this was the best moment of the day. Each kid doing something different (rock throwing, climbing, splashing in the river) while at the same time, appreciating the outdoors together. 💕. Thank you @cathylee2431 for this captured moment.
E L E V E N M O N T H S. I’m a bit in denial that my munchkee is going to start morphing into a toddler soon. 😭😍 It’s my favorite watching his personality start to shine more and more. He is all about the ‘YAY!’ followed by 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼, just learned how to say ‘Hi!’ (in the sweetest high pitch voice), loves to eat just about anything, has three teeth, and his hair is curling up around the fringe. He is Mamas-boy but loves all his fam, loves being outside, and still hasn’t figured out sleeping through the night. We sure do love our Booms.
“The sweetest pick in the strawberry patch”
Today on my stories I shared that I’m working really hard on being more eco conscious. I’m embarrassed to admit this is something I’ve never put enough thought or intention into. Over the past few weeks we’ve been focusing on using less plastic. I’ve swapped some items and can’t wait to share with you all how we’re reducing our carbon footprint! For now we’re taking small steps and learning as we go! With that said- I’d love to hear your suggestions or ways you’ve started going green and consuming less! I’m totally open to suggestions- so let’s hear them! 🌏 🍃 #TheHappyPath . . . . #fitmom #tiumom #tiugirl #tiuteam #fitmomsofig #momswithmuscle #healthyandhappy #happyhealthyhumble #momsofinstagram #savetheplanet #oneearth #madeformore #momswhoworkout #momlifestyle #goinggreen #girlmom #tiuseattle #saveearth #joyfulmamas #pnwmom #pnwkids #notstopping #strongnotskinny #ecoconscious #transformationtuesday #highvibesonly #gogreen #lessplastic #eatwellbewell
“Let’s use all the baking soda and vinegar!” #myadhdlife #ourolylife #pnwonderland #pnwkids #summerscience
Wrapped up warm in her blanket #Momlife #thiskid #pnwkids #oregonlife
The Foulmouth family has been vacationing in a state park- my happy place- this week. We have had the best time playing together, animal spotting and watching the waves from our porch. It is a reminder of how little we really need to be happy. I am trying to figure out how to bring these feelings home.
My mothering style is such that I don’t instinctually shy away from letting my children try somewhat dangerous things. For example, if one of my little kids would’ve wanted to jump off this log (which was higher than it looks in the picture), I would’ve held their hand and let them. But, I would not have cushioned their fall and they would have felt the full impact of their body weight hitting the ground. And I let them start learning this when they are babies just as soon as they are mobile. As an outdoor family I have seen the advantages of this when we’ve been in actual dangerous situations-none of my kids have panicked. (I’m the only one who has panicked in these situations! 😜)They just simply did whatever needed to be done. I can see that they have confidence in their own abilities, but they also understand their limitations and are less likely to take foolish risks. And I trust them fully to make these decisions. So many life lessons to be learned in the outdoors! 😊 . . . #pnwkids #instincts #instinctualparenting #attachmentparenting #mothering #parenting #olympicpeninsula #lowerskokomishtrail #raisingboys #wildandfreechildren #kidswhoexplore #wilderness_kids #hiking #hikingadventures #hikingwithkids #pnwadventures #adventurousspirit #adventurous #herpnwlife #herpnw
It’s supposed to be approx 142 degrees today. Imagining I’m back here when layers were important, we all got sunburned on a 65 degree day and collectively 8 dozen cookies were consumed while circled around a fire. 🕊💜🦁 #raisethemwild #letthembelittle #pnwonderland #pnwkids #liveauthentic #wildernessculture #summer #findyourpark
Happy little camper! #pnwkids #summercampfun
This mindful game is awesome. It is called the swamp game. A couple things it targets is balance, body awareness, calm movements and deep breaths. Then magical things like this picture happen. 💗 When it comes to the level where we move through the swamp with our eyes closed, the kids can choose to stabilize by holding onto my arm. OR your friend will just walk up and give you a hand so you feel supported in trying something new.🤸🏽‍♀️😭 . . . #kidsyoga #yogakids #miniyogi #pnwkids #pnwkidsyoga #yogatime #yogagame #optoutside #breathe #mindfulness #oregonsummer #summercamp #yogacamp #yogasummercamp #insalemoregon
It's not only children who grow, parents do too. As much as we watch to see what our children do with their lives, they are watching us to see what we do with ours. I cannot tell my children to reach for the sun if I do not reach for it myself. -Joyce Maynard Quote Photo by @nataliebeephotography Location @kendall_yards_night_market #pnwmaker #pmwcreatives #pnwfamily #pnwkids
Listen, I believe you can have everything you want. Just... maybe not all at once 🤷‍♀️ Trying to do, be, and have everything you want all at once is overwhelming and crazy making 🤪 Prioritize spending your time on what is most important FIRST. For me, this looks like: 1. Scheduling my workouts ahead of time in my google calendar. I’m obsessed with the idea of wellness in service to purpose lately. I have some big, exciting, inspiring projects on my plate right now that deserve my best - and the only way to bring my A game is to take the best care of me. 💪 2. Carving out phone-free, work-free family time. I’m not going to lie there have been times where this has been really challenging. I love my work and sometimes I really don’t want to stop 🤷‍♀️ In the past, I’ve been known to throw a movie on for the kids so I could just work for a couple more hours. But ultimately, THEY are my biggest priority. Knowing that, I choose to prioritize spending *quality* time with them. ❤️ 3. Focusing on one major work project at a time. I have learned that no matter how excited I am, having multiple conflicting priorities leads to split attention, scattered/diluted energy, and rushing through my work just to get it done. When I pause to really think about it - of course that’s not the energy I want to bring to a project I love. So, instead, I’m focusing on what’s most important to me now and going deep. 🤩 Your turn! How do you prioritize what’s most important? 👇 #stopdropandmom #workfromhomelife #lifebydesign #laptoplife #inspiregreatness #daughtertime #healthyfamilies #familiesbelongtogether #girlsmatter #pnwkids #pnwcreatives #portorchard #momitforward #childhoodwonders #nothingisperfect #risetogether #emotionalwellbeing #letsgogirls #literallymylife #literalmomgoals #joyfulmoments #momlife #bossmoms #tothegirls #mindsetcoaching
Here’s those flowers from yesterday’s post in their new home. Next spring I’m going to focus on this part of our covered porch. Either a day bed or a farmhouse dining table. For now Timothy gets to enjoy cool summer mornings here 🏡 #theafdemfarmhouse #pnwmom #iadorefarmhousedecor
Sometimes when you least expect it you find a little treasure like Barlow Park. On our way home from Bend we needed to make a pit stop to nurse the baby and found ourselves on an impromptu hike. This lush green forest with a little stream running through it and a self-guided natural history hike was a little treasure to find.
We’ve been seeing lady bugs everywhere lately! I love how little things like that can make little kids SO excited. 🐞 What exciting creatures have YOU found lately? 🦋🐛🐸 • • • #laineybug #laineysroom #childrenseemagic #childrenseemagic #flatlay #raisethemwild #raisethemkind #etsy #etsyshop #shopsmall #shoplocal #shophandmade #dontforgetdads #optoutside #oregonmade #pdxmom #pdxkids #pnwkids #kidsfashion #toddlerfashion #thehappynow #thehonestlens
Golden Ears Provincial Park, in B.C. Canada is worth exploring if you're close to Vancouver and you're looking for a wild place for your wild ones ( 📷 @lovespired ). ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ Golden Ears is one of the crown jewels of B.C. and if you're in Vancouver it's totally worth the 1.5 hour drive to discover the area. Named after the twin peaks that tower above the park there are plenty of fantastic kid-friendly activities include hiking, horseback riding, swimming (at gorgeous Alouette Lake), canoeing, boating AND fishing. ⠀ ⠀ Have you been to Golden Ears Provincial Park? What did you think? Add your thoughts on this adventure to help our community of adventurous PNW families! Let us know in the comments below!⠀ ⠀ Do you have an awesome Pacific Northwest kid-friendly outdoor adventure you want us to feature? DM or email us ( better yet tag us directly! ) and don't forget to tag #pnwkids to be featured! ⠀ ⠀ Thanks again to @lovespired for sharing this gorgeous photo with us!⠀ ⠀ #pnwkids #pnwkids_B .C. #pacificnorthwest #pnwonderland #getoutside #pnwdiscovered #thatpnwlife #northwestcreatives #modernoutdoors #pnwcollective #pnwexplorations #northwestisbest #PNWparadise #travelcanada #explorebc #tourismbc #beautifulbritishcolumbia #greatwhitenorth #ilovebc #bcisbeautiful #familytraveltribe #goadventuretogether #dailyviewbc #paradisecanada #enjoycanada #thecanadiancollective #canadianviews #pocket_canada #ig_great_shots_canada
I have a confession. I hate smiling and looking at the camera. And doing it by myself, terrifying. (I was the only one in the room when I took this and I still felt rediculous). But here I am, Neyssa Lee, the woman behind the camera. Do you know what I see when I look at this photo? All the baby weight (and late night snacking) sticking to my bones, and the bags from lack of sleep under my eyes. But last week I commited to a new health challenge with an awesome group of supportive women. I can say that taking time for myself, feeling my muscles work, my heart pump, and eating better already has me feeling so much better. So tell me, what's your best "how I take care of myself" tip? You never know, your idea may inspire another mama! #ClickPro #ClickinMoms #Snoqualmiefamilyphotographer #familyphotography #pnw #Snoqualmie #Issaquahfamilyphotograper #Seattlefamilyphotographer #siblinghoodlove #ourcandidlife #family #neyssaleephotography #thesincerestoryteller #dearphotographer #snapmaven #thebloomforum #hellostoryteller #enjoy_today01 #thefamilycollective #pnwkids #ladybossworkshops #lookslikefilm #seattle #motherhoodrising #canon #selfportrait #momlife
“Everything that you want to be, you already are, and you are simply on the path of discovering it.” - Alicia Keys . . . When I look at my daughter I see her strength and her confidence. To me she exudes charisma and charm, kindness and beauty. I see her how I hope she sees me. For I want to give her the strength to believe in herself. I want to shield her from insecurity and doubt. To me she is simply amazing and I find myself often in awe of her. I hope one day she will discover all the amazing things about herself that I already know to be true. And she will become everything she wishes to be.
7am drawing on the deck before bike camp, because my kids get up EARLY and today was HOT.
One of my favorite things to do as a kid (and still as an adult!) was tide pooling. I love looking at all the little sea creatures and it’s pretty fun to watch my kids discover the magic of the ocean too. . . . . . . . . . . . . #tidepooling #oregoncoast #oregon #jj_pnw #jj_community #jj_oregon #jj_its_kids #oregonbeaches #oceanside #oceananimals #discoverthesea #letthembelittle #optoutside #pnwisbest #pnwishome #thatpnwlife #thatpnwcommunity #wilderness_kids #wildandfreechildren #childhoodunplugged #candidchildhood #pnwkids #pnwmama #pnwonderland #summerinthepnw #seacreatures #tides #brotherandsister #kidsexploring
What a wonderful evening! The girls enjoyed exploring instruments during the free concert in the park. Thanks @seattlechambermusic ! 🎼🎶#pnwkids #musicforall
Water babes. We love our neighborhood wading pool so much. ♥️😍🌊 #pnwkids
Trail blazin.’ In more ways than one. 💚
Another easy 30 minute Monday night meal... I decided on cilantro garlic-lime boneless chicken thighs, cilantro lime rice with charred corn and seasoned black beans with onions. If you can’t tell, I go through food phases and lime is killing the game for me, when it comes to flavor profile and this unbearable heat. ( 108 degrees here today) 😅 So something lite and refreshing, but homey enough to feel satisfied is what I wanted. And this recipe is kid approved and so good!! 🍗🍋🍚- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - #pnw #pnwlife #pnwonderland #pnwcollective #pnwmom #pnwkids #littlesister #morrisbabe2 #morrisfamily #holdthemoment #motherland #motherhood #motherhoodunplugged #motherhoodrising #motherhoodalive #motherhoodintheraw #mommylife #girlmom #girlmama #girlmomma #babygirl #sisters #fitmom #fitness #fitnessmotivation #fitnessjourney #fitfam #healthylifestyle #healthy #healthyliving
If you think eating healthy is boring, you should come to our house! Homemade chicken burgers with all the good stuff! I wrapped mine in a collard- seriously the BEST way to lettuce wrap anything! My favorite part of dinner tho is my hubby made his famous sweet potato fries! #TheHappyPath . . . . #fitmom #tiumom #tiugirl #tiuteam #fitmomsofig #momswithmuscle #healthyandhappy #happyhealthyhumble #momsofinstagram #sweatyselfie #tiusweatyselfie #madeformore #momswhoworkout #momlifestyle #sweatsesh #girlmom #tiuseattle #wifey #joyfulmamas #pnwmom #pnwkids #notstopping #strongnotskinny #fitjourney #transformationtuesday #highvibesonly #momminainteasy #girlgains #eatwellbewell
We've only seen the lake during summer, but it's supposed to be stunning in snow. Have you been? In what season?
And suddenly it all turned into something even more magical. The paint and sticks turned into warrior paint and bows and arrows. The pile of seashells he had found transformed into a fairy landscape. He sat there for hours intentionally placing shell “houses” amongst the tall grasses and crab legs by driftwood mountains, making a land inhabited by lovely beings only he could see. I love watching his creativity ignite with things found in the #naturalworld , seeing him play in his fantastical worlds, talking away to who knows who. More often now, I find myself wanting to join in, but I usually stop myself and just admire his play, his conversations and quirkiness. Seeing him, I see the #childinme , and my heart swells as I remember how good it felt to be a kid...cause really I always will be, and no amount of responsibility or age will change that #unschooling #wildschooling #playoutside #sticks #natureplay #kidatheart #naturalchildhood #pnwkids
Reach for the sky baby girl. You got this🌟
So, there’s this song we often sing when we are at the river. It’s sort of a prayer, a meditation, a children’s song, all in one. I’m sure most of my Spanish speaking friends know the Spanish version. 🐬🐬This is it in English: “The river is flowing, flowing and growing, the river is flowing down to the sea, Mother Earth carry me, your child I will always be, Father sky guide me, down/back to the sea.” 🐬🐬. We’ve developed this little game of finding the rocks with cracks in them to split and then throw in. We also love finding the littlest most perfect round rocks to toss back in and watch as they scoot along the river floor. We love to think about how they’ve been shaped by time and the elements, and we wonder and make up stories about their journey...where they’ve come from and how many times they cracked or split or were deep under water before now. We throw them in the water and help them on their way as they journey to the sea. In much the same way, we help ourselves and our understanding about life and “living” becomes a bit more tangible. ✨🐛🦋#unschooling #naturalchildhood #pnwonderland #forestschool #Runwildmychild #storytelling #worldoflittles #riverflowsinyou #pnwkids #naturalchildhood
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