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Top 3: Multipurpose Travel Items for Moms

12 Sep

Toddler Train TravelAs I approach another solo-parent trip with my toddler, I’m making my list and checking it twice. Efficiency is key when you have to pack and plan for two people, and here are a few go-to’s I’ve picked up over the years.

Bookmark this for the next time you’re making your travel list.

Bonus tip: Save your child’s packing list on your computer. Then you don’t have to start from scratch each time!

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Free Seattle: Ballard Splash Park

15 Aug

BallardSplashLet’s face it. Seattle has a very limited number of hot, summer days. Take advantage of them while you can with a trip to one of the city’s many splash parks. My favorite, location-wise, is the Ballard Splash Park. Here’s why …

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Free Seattle: Arboretum

8 Aug

Spring Arboretum Szaba Angela

Perks:

  • Free
  • Acres upon acres of gorgeous wandering
  • Something new to see every time
  • Feels far removed from the city

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Free Seattle: Golden Gardens

1 Aug

Golden Gardens SunsetOn a sunny evening in Seattle, you really can’t beat Golden Gardens.

Perks:

  • Free
  • Amazing sunset views of ocean, boats, and mountains
  • Lots of free parking
  • Good wind for kite flying
  • Picturesque picture taking

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Free Seattle: Green Lake

22 Jul

Greenlake Seattle SunsetSure, I’m partial to Green Lake because it’s my neighborhood. But from the hordes of park-goers I see here every weekend, I can safely say it’s one of Seattle’s most popular destinations for both families and active, outdoorsy types.

Perks:

  • Free
  • Flat, smooth path (bike, skateboard, roller skate, and handicap friendly)
  • Several restroom facilities
  • Lots of benches and picnic tables

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Souvenirs

27 Jun

Souvenir ShoppingNow that vacation season is in full swing, what kind of souvenirs do you buy on a trip? Do you wander the trinket shops, aimlessly looking for something that strikes your fancy (grumbling husband in tow)?

What if souvenirs could be part of the adventure of your vacation, like a quest for a specific piece of treasure?

Wouldn’t that make the object that much more special when you see it in your home? Because that’s the point of souvenirs, right? To see them in your home and bring you back a memory of a certain time and place. Do you really want that memory to be your agitated husband in a chintzy trinket shop?

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Free Seattle: Sculpture Park

20 Jun

Welcome to my new “Free Seattle” series of free outings in and around Seattle—great for visitors or local moms home with stir-crazy kids. Enjoy! And if there’s anything in particular you’d like me to cover, please let me know.

Seattle Sculpture ParkWhether you’re from Seattle, visiting friends, or stopping by on a cruise, Seattle’s Olympic Sculpture Park is a fantastic place to wander for an hour or a day.

Perks:

  • Free
  • Kid-friendly
  • Conveniently located on the downtown waterfront
  • Mix of indoor and outdoor (for that inevitable sprinkle of rain)
  • Great photo opp

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