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My children pulled me into the corn maze and promptly took off with a herd of friends, leaving me wandering about the impressive maze for a fair bit of time, which I did not mind one bit.
#Repost @winterrocksj • • • • • Plumper was going off last weekend. Us and like 3000 other people from portland decided to go🤟. #plumperpumpkinpatch #largestsquashever #lovealpacas #squash #giantsquash #pumpkinpatch #portlandfamily #pnwkids
When trees are cool, and spiders are scary 👀🌲🍂🕷 #pnwkids #autumn #over #everything #hikewashington #latergram #nofilter
Those moments you wish you could just freeze in time. Girl time with my best girl 💕
On the plane and ready for our short trip to Alaska so the girls can visit their grandparents. #msmomtravels #alaska #alaskaadventures #seatac #deltaairlines #winteradventures #flight #kidsfly #travelwithkids #pnwkids #kidsinalaska #familytravel #familytravels #visitalaska
I'm so glad we live in a place where we get to experience fall! I don't even want to know what that would be like to not have it! There is something refreshing and exciting about the changing seasons. . #nocaresmountainair #autumn 🍁 #fall #leaves #fallcolors #hiking #changingseasons #change #kidswhohike #runwildmychild #pnw #pnwfamilies #pnwtoddlers #pnwkids #trail #fog #moss #tinybigadventure #adventuringwithkids #parentingwin #walkingstick #columbia #earlymornings #hikeitbaby #outdoorsfamily #outdoorkids #outdoorblog #optoutside
🔥🔝‼️Elo (7) sends the whale tail! 😱 —————————————————————— 👦🏼7️⃣ I was worried about this one, landing was bombed out. Turns out, Elo wasn’t the least bit worried and had no problem clearing the holes that I landed in 🤣 • Trail is HLC at Duthie. This feature is after the tricky drop in my previous post @djklein —————————————————————— #duthie #kidsonbikes #kidswhoshred #mtb #bike #instabike #bikestagram #bikelove #mtbkid #kidsbike #bikelife #pnwkids #supergrom #ilovemtb #downhillmtb #awesomekids #professionalkid #dhmtb #sendit #hucktoflat #bikejump #gobigorgohome #ridebikes #lilshredderbikes #sweetlines #startemyoung #omg #top #kleinbikingseason —————————————————————— @lilshredderbikes @sweetlines @tld_bike @djklein
Raise your hopeful voice 🌿 #participate #stewardship #vote #pnwkids
Love when I catch these two off playing in the backyard! Does Tiny see another beast off in the distance or is he afraid of Big Man’s roar? 😊 They always pretend to be on a beast quest. What do your kids pretend to do when in the backyard? * * * * Click the link in our profile: www.pnwfamilyexplorers.com ________________________________ #everywherewegoweexplore #pnwfamilyexplorers #brothersbestfriends #childhoodunplugged #letthemexplore #littleexplorers #exploremore #outdoorkids #adventurefamily #lovetheoutdoors #neverstopexploring #lifeofadventure #outdoorfamilies #familyfun #pdxfamily #adventuresoutside #pnwphotography #portlandkids #pnw #pnwlife #pnwadventures #optoutside #exploreportland #portland #portlandoregon #pdxkids #pnwhiking #portlandphotography #pnwkids
☀️Oh, hello golden light! So ready for some family photos this morning! #pnwfamilies #fallphotos #thesproutingimage
This was a ‘stop the van, turn around, park, and run out to the middle of the bridge to snap a photo’ sort of moment. I drive over the bridge everyday and just couldn’t pass it by this time.
#cousins 👧🏼👧🏼👧🏾👦🏼♥️
Meet Emily! • Currently out on maternity leave, Emily is one of our fabulous placement directors! She works with our families looking for long term nannies and is amazing at figuring out what families need and how best to help them. Besides doting upon sweet Beatrix, Emily loves going on adventures to new places and taking culinary classes wherever she goes! We’re so lucky to have her and can’t wait for her to be back in the office with us. • • • • #anniesnanniesseattle #aniseattle #seattlenanny #seattleareanannies #seattlekids #pnwkids #kidlife #nannyagency #nannyjobs #nannyinseattle #seattlefamily #seattlenannylife #toddlerlife #momlife #nannylife #watchmenanny #seattlenannyjobs #kidsinseattle 📷 @olyphotography
Playgrounds allow kids to take risks, test their abilities and gain confidence. #pnwkids #playgroundfun #outdoorchildhood #outdoorslife
Today’s the day! Can’t wait for my book signing and cooking demo @froglegsacademy at the awesome Seattle’s University Village @shopuvillage ! There will be free food samples, book signings and a giveaway! I hope to see as many of you as possible! . . . . . #cookwithamber #cookwithamberbook #Icookwithamber #froglegsculinaryacademy #uvillage #universityofwashington #uwhuskies #teenchef #seattlechef #seattlefoodie #seattlekids #pnwkids #cookingwithkids #kidscancook #cookbookauthor #seattle #bellevue #kirkland #kidscook #seattleevents #seattleshopping #seattle_igers
He ♡s his BigFoot snuggler 🖤 #everett_cole
Happiest 1st Birthday to our Rambunctious, loud, happy, mischievous little Jack!!!! 💙👶🐻☀️🎂🎈1️⃣ #JackElliot #1stBirthday #DancingBaby #WoodlandParkZoo #PNWKids
This little face is precious + perfect ♡ #everett_cole
Early morning glow stick baths ✨
Weekends are for exploring.
Checked out a newish playground the other day, to enjoy what is probably going to be our last couple days of sun! Kiddo loved all the climbing area and bumpy slide. Definitely check out this playground that has the best views of the city!
Pacific City, Oregon by @ordinary.beautiful . Pacific City is home to Cape Kiwanda State Park and the cutest little beachside town. Located on the edge of the Three Capes Scenic Drive, it's the perfect home base for exploring the area. However, watch out for the Dory Boat landings near Cape Kiwanda. They come onto the beach really fast for a shore landing ( swipe right for a video ). ⠀⠀ Lastly, a Pro Parent Tip: Don't forget to stop into @stimuluscoffeebakery for coffee. The cafe is across the street from the main parking lot and it was literally the best coffee we've tried in a long time! ⠀ ⠀ Have you explored Pacific City with kids? Tell us in the comments below!⠀ ⠀ Do you have an awesome Pacific Northwest kid-friendly outdoor adventure you want us to feature? DM or email us ( even better tag us) and don't forget to tag #pnwkids to be featured!⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #oregonexplored#pacificnorthwest#pnwonderland#outsideculture#pnwdiscovered#thatpnwlife#northwestcreatives#pnwkids#oregontravel#pnwcollective#pnwexplorations#pnwkids_oregon#PNWparadise#traveloregon#familytraveltribe#goadventuretogether#igtravel#5secondvacay#welltraveledkids#passionpassport#huffposttravel#mthoodterritory#beautifuldestination#passionpassport#theglobewanderer#cascadiaexplored #upperleftusa#wildandfreechildren#lpkids ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Fall is alive and well in Redwoods! • This moment was right before we realized we went the right way on our trail, after spending 30 minutes walking in the wrong direction. @samanthalallen told me to bring the map, I chose not to because the “loop trail” we were going on was just half a mile. It spit us out at a different spot than we entered, then we were given unsure directions back, but we finally made it. 🤷🏻‍♂️ • • • • • #california #caliexplored #redwoods #familyhike #childrenwhoadventure #atlastrails #stayandwander #traveldeeper #pnw #exploreobserveshare #pnwfamilies #somewheremagazine  #pnwkids #parentinginthewild #letthekids #childhoodunplugged  #vscox #liveauthentic #wildandfreechildren  #letthembelittle #runwildmychild #documentyourday
🔥🚲⚠️How do you learn? Elo almost died when he first did this drop a year ago at age 6. The wood steals confidence/speed and the drop is steep. He was scared today, but I knew he could do it safely. He re-learned by running and watching. Once he dropped, it instantly became his favorite feature! —————————————————————— 👦🏼7️⃣Want to see him hit the whale tail after this drop??? The trail is HLC at Duthie Hill Park outside of Seattle, WA. —————————————————————— #duthie #age7 #droppingin #kidsonbikes #kidswhoshred #mtb #bike #instabike #trynewthings #bikelove #mtbkid #pnwkids #supergrom #ilovemtb #bikefam #amazingkids #professionalkid #dhmtb #sendit #huckit #gobigorgohome #ridebikes #bikeadventures #bikesarefun #mtbfun #lilshredderbikes #sweetlines #startemyoung #kleinbikingseason —————————————————————— @lilshredderbikes @sweetlines @djklein
I’m just going to look at this picture while I sip my morning coffee, pretending that my girls are laughing and playing nicely with each other on the sand dunes...while in reality they are screaming and fighting with each other over who gets to hold the remote 🤦🏻‍♀️😋☺️#pretendmomentofzen #sisters #bendphotographer #bend #bendoregon #westcoast #pnw #pnwonderland #pnwphotographer #pnwkids
Tween campers💕 . . These three have been friends since age 4 and they are so much fun. They are having a sleepover in my trailer but before bed they ran around the whole campground with some other kids playing laser tag. . . They also made a teeny tiny fire to roast Mimi marshmallows to make tiny s’mores.. Anya’s holding a marshmallow here but I wish I got a photo of the s’more. . What kinds of things do your older kids do when camping/traveling, to stay entertained?
This farm was incredible with a barn full of hay, slides, and a dried corn pit. They leaped with friends approximately 476 times, until the sweat poured down their bright pink cheeks. Kids need this. They need to play so hard that they collapse in hysterical laughter and go home with hay in their hair and mud on their boots.
First hike at 4 years old. Sunset on black mountain in the Cypress Provincial park. #vancouverisawesome for #outdoorkids
I think this might be my favorite pumpkin patch picture yet 😍 our Dark Daisy romper is selling fast so grab your size while they last!
Today was rough. I am tired. Doing all of this alone is hard. Isaac would be irritated by my use of the word, “hard” instead of “difficult.” They have all been sick on and off and today baby Ben scared me so bad I yelled at the other two to get in the truck and was about to drive to the ER. I couldn’t tell if he was trying to poop or couldn’t breathe. Outside the truck he calmed down and just kept smiling at me so I decided it wasn’t an emergency and perhaps he has the throw up bug everyone else has had. Except me. 😬 That was all exhausting so we missed our farm date with friends and had a slow day before I decided to try and get them some time at the river even though I knew we should stay home. Well Fiona pooped her pants shortly after this photo and I was a mean mom the rest of the night. 😩 The guilt. But that’s how this motherhood thing goes. You have days where you feel like Mother Earth herself and days where you feel like you have to find somewhere else for them all to live because you obviously can’t do it. You can. I can. Till tomorrow.
All of these roads carry familiar stories; stories I once felt like skin and now feel like distant, fond recognition. It feels lovely...tastes sweet and has light in it. We carry all of our homes so close to our hearts-and the places where we root resemble them all in some sort of magical mitosis of the soul. The traditions we enact, the songs we sing + teach, the food we make, the hospitality we nurture, the way we build new families and communities and villages on our backs. There is so much love, and I’m so grateful to have pockets of it scattered across the world...grateful for the one we carved for ourselves in Portland, because it pulsates with the heart of what we have grown from here in the Midwest; from what we watched our parents plant and tend and love.
Car parks sometimes have the best leaf piles.
My children's health and mental well being is much more important then anything they could learn in school during the day. When they repeatedly ask to stay home from school and go hiking, you drop what your doing and take them. We enjoyed tank top weather in the mountains on another stunning October day. #pnw #upperleftusa #washington #wanderwashington #washingtonexplored #washingtontrails #womenwhohike #herPNWlife #hikingwithkids #pnwkids #kidsthathike #bigtinyadventure #childrenofmountains #optoutside #exploremore #raiseawildchild #wildandfree #childhoodunplugged #neverstopexploring
Hiking is a lot more fun with friends along. They don't seen to notice the distance when they are distracted by insider conversation. #outdoorchildhood #naturekids #pnwkids
Best problem to have - when the ☀️ shines so bright you have trouble seeing 🙈
Finally moved the boys closets to the laundry room 🙌🏼🙌🏼🙌🏼🙌🏼🙌🏼
These new jammies are our favorite — so so cute #whyilovefall #aria_rayne 🍁🍂🎃
Class field trip and another great pumpkin 🎃 patch adventure! #pumpkinpatch #blueskies #autumn #pnwkids #thegreatpumpkincharliebrown
#girlsday 👧🏼👧🏼♥️
Halloween doesn't get anymore adorable than a bunch of mandarin oranges dressing up as pumpkins! These little guys come in their own packaging, compostable and yes healthy! • If you have 100's of trick or treaters this can be a great addition to your candy or a basket full waiting on little hands to grab their own. The kids are going to get a bag full of candy so one piece of fruit can be a nice twist. Parents may even appreciate the fruit. • My own Super Heroes had a blast decorating these and eating them too! • #photography #art #fun #familytravel #comics #superheroes #awesome #oscarandadelie #adventuretravel #adventure #life #wunderlust #getoutside #explore #bestdayever #travelphotography #picoftheday #seattle #momlife #superheroecobox #reduce #reuse #ecowarriors #zerowastelifestyle #earthday #ditchplastic #pnwkids #mentalhealth #smallsustainablesteps
Happy Friday, friends! Any fun outdoor plans this weekend? We’d love some suggestions! #greenplaynw #thingswedoontheweekend 🌤🌊
We are loving these sunny and dry fall days. ♥️🍁🍂 #pnwkids #sisters
Sappy/truth post ahead. I struggled HARD after Liam was born with post-partum depression and anxiety. I knew I was prone to it because of my history with them outside of having a baby, it was a lot harder than I imagined it would be; coping with having a newborn, missing my mom and wishing she was there to help me blossom into a mom (still wishing she was here, 8.5 years later), not knowing if I could really do the single mom deal and so much more. I had a very traumatic childhood growing up, not anything my mom did but everything an uncle did and most of the family completely denying MY truth, the hell he put me through for 12 years, my mom never knew. My point of this story, I’ve dealt with so much hell my whole life, up until 2 years ago when my boy entered this world. I tried on multiple occasions to take my life before he was born. I couldn’t deal with losing my mom, the trauma and the immense depression and anxiety. I didn’t realize my true strength for a very long time. Many people didn’t think I’d make it far due to health conditions growing up. I’ve grown into a woman that has overcome mountains and barriers. I’m one class away from being the FIRST in my entire family to graduate with a Bachelors degree and I’m not stopping there. I’ve overcome many barriers and I AM a strong woman and most importantly, mother to my amazing little boy. Don’t let people change you or define you. Rise up. ❤️ . . . . #liamcarter #2yearsold #terrifictwos #handsome #toddlerlife #toddler #toddlerfashion #toddlerstyle #toddlersofinstagram #childhood #childhoodmemories #candidchildhood #motherhood #motherhoodunplugged #momlife #strongwomen #strongmom #warrior #survivor #metoo #fighter #love #momfirst #oregon #pnw #pnwkids #weekend #truth #latergram
You guys, today was HARD. So fucking hard. It's hard on my heart when I let my child pick the day's activities and once we are doing them says that she doesn't like me and she doesn't like what we are doing. It's hard when she pushes against the boundaries so hard and the consequences of her actions seem to have zero effect. It's hard when you have to sacrifice what one child wants for the needs of the other. It's hard when I expected and wanted so badly to have a wonderful, sunny fall day in the mountains appreciating how fucking good we have it, and instead it all just sifts through my fingers. It's hard when you work hard to make it a good day and it just goes to shit. All the balance in my parenting life - gone. . This picture is beautiful to me - smiles and snuggles from my babies in the place that makes me happiest, but it is not an accurate portrayal of the afternoon. . . . #mountains #choosemountains #optoutside #adventureculture #womenoutdoors #mothersmovemountains #motherhood #reallife #wildwomen #babywearing #redefiningmotherhood #forceofnature #staystrong #fitmom #tandem #motherhoodunplugged #children_outdoors #childrenofmountains #outfamcommunity #truth #realmoms #pnwkids #pnwfamilies #wanderlusting #washingtonstate #raisingkidswild
Violets LOVES riding on the lawn mower especially with her daddy! She could ride around the property all day if it was up to her. As soon as you turn it off she’s jumping up and down for more and her dad can never say no so of course he takes her around again. I love watching these to go “vroom vroom” something that she’ll enjoy for a long time until it becomes her chore 😉 • • • • • What a chore your kids like helping with right now? Violet loves sweeping and vacuuming...but how long will that really last haha??
Fall cuties #pnwkids #siblings
#Repost @ripcityketo • • • • • We went and got pumpkins at @plumperpumpkinpatch today 🎃 there was a lamb and I got to see her nursing from her mama 😍 #plumperpumpkinpatch #pnwonderland #pnwmama #pcosmom #pcosweightloss #ketomama #ketowoe #pumpkinpatch #portlandfamily #pnwkids
Mamas boy — forever ❥ #littlebestie
Park hangs with my little bestie 🍂🌲 #fallisintheair
Me: How many more days like this do you think we will have? K2: I dunno. Maybe one? #nofilter #pnwdogs #pnwkids #sunnydays #autumn
I keep going back through out photos from last weekend at @originalfunko HQ - if you ever find yourselves in the Seattle area, venture north just a little bit to Everett and check out their store front. My boys LOVED it. Our preteen was already asking to go back for his birthday before we had even made it back to our car! If you love Funko Pop figures, it’s SOO worth a stop! I love checking out new places with the family. #familytime #largefamily #familytravel #pnwfamily #pnwkids #pnwtravel #pnwblogger #everett #seattle #washington #funko #funkopop #funkohq
While I DO NOT advocate tattoos while chronically ill (a tattoo can collapse your immune system and ALL tatts have heavy metal etc) these are my Beautiful Daughter Chloés newest tattoo's❤️ She is born and raised in a small Seattle Beach Town called brownspoint so the tatt behind her ear is initials BP and some stick figure Washington PNW Pine Trees to REP her hometown❣️ and on her ring finger $ cuz shes a Money Tree Married to $$$ Benjamin Specifically LOL but So True❤️✌🏻 21 and Gorgeous with and even more Beautiful Heart ❤️❤️ I Love my Chloé Lis to Infinity Eternity ❤️💕❣️💞 #God #Love #seattle #pnwlocals #washingtonstate #stayrad #beachbabies #tattoos #pnwkids #getoutside #childhood #organicfamily #gentleparenting #ocean #surf #skate #pnwgirls #la #ca #europe #uk #kbh #sverige #goplay #mermaid #plantbased #chloe #holistic #money
A foggy morning walk with my boy 💕 he’s been really opinionated about getting dressed lately and most days, the only way I can get him dressed is bribing him with this Elmo sweatshirt, so thanks for that @tevisjoy 😁 he also saw that I picked out these pants for him and screamed “STAR WARS”, I’m so proud, so thanks @justsewkatie for those 😂(and our favorite bonnet that I’m still squeezing his big head into) • • • • • • • • • // #lightroom #fog #fall #optoutside #pnwkids #kidswhoexplore #starwars #elmo #toddlerlife #momsoftoddlers #mytinymoments #motherhoodthroughinstagram #toddlerfashion #donovanleif #momlife #liveauthentic #nothingisordinary #pnwonderland #pnwparadise #king5fall #pnwfall #washingtonstate
Facebook memories really gets me sometimes. . 5 years ago, I sat at this table having fresh apple pie with my grandma...I knew her health was declining and I treasured that day. We even took a stroll through her beautiful garden she tried to hide her exhaustion - she wanted to send me home with a big bouquet of Dahlias. . Today I sat at this table and had fresh homemade cinnamon rolls with these goofballs & some of their cousins...5 of my grandma's beautiful grandkids that she never got to meet. . The kids ran and played & ate freshly picked apples and laughed and I can't help but let a little tear out thinking about how GRATEFUL I am that this little old crooked house is ours and that these kids get to grow up here in the same place I did, and that my dad did, and his mom, and her mom, and that my great great grandma & grandpa built ❤ . . #momlife #choosejoy #farmfamily #farmkids #appleharvest #applepie #washingtonapples #pnwkids #farmhouse #countrykids #thankful #generations
Four years ago we were so busy we didn’t make it to the pumpkin patch once. We didn’t even get to carve a pumpkin. After that year I vowed never to get so busy with life that we didn’t have time to actually enjoy the experience of life. Living is fun and experiences are important. Today was busy. We are all going to do separate things tonight but at least this year I will be able to say we made it to the pumpkin patch, played in corn mazes, fed goats, played on swings, road in wagons, and made memories!
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