How are you all holding up? 🌻 We're healthy and safe, that's the most important thing!
Are we going a little stir crazy? You betcha, but oh well we'll survive. 🚲 Was supposed to start month 3 of my work out challenge, but you know what I just needed a mental health day. I'll start tomorrow or the next day if needed. Didn't even make Mason get all his school work done, he'll have to finish it tomorrow. We just needed a day to relax as much as possible in this crazy time we're in. 
#stayingpositive #positivevibes #pnw #positivethinking #stayhome #momlife #health #wellness #MPC2020 #mypeakchallenge #mentalhealth

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There are so many things I'm thankful for and one of those is the amount of nature areas Washington state has to offer. I'm so thankful we were able to get out and walk Nisqually Wildlife Perserve before the "Stay Home, stay healthy" order the Gov. placed. It was wonderful to get out one last time, this staying home is tough and I don't know how we're going to manage?!! #pnw #nature #optoutside #stayhome #momlife #sendwine

There are so many things...

🌴On Saturday we took advantage of the sunshine and finally got out of the house! This will be a rough and trying time for our mental health, not going to lie. But we got to play at the local beach while practicing #socialdistancing it was wonderful! 🌻And we found a beautiful painted rock, thank you to who ever hid it!
#tacomarocks #pnw #optoutside
#chambersbay #beach #nature

🌴On Saturday we took advantage...

Stop to smell the flowers! 
This is your daily reminder to get outside, get some fresh air and your daily dose of vitamin D! 
#optoutside #flowers #nature #mondayvibes #stoptosmelltheflowers #dailyreminder

Stop to smell the flowers!...

What are you going to do with your child if homeschooling isn't cut out for them or your family? Take a deep breath, exhale and relax. It'll be okay! Everyone's health and wellness is much more important at this time than academics. I've got a list of activities if you'd like some structure in your lives though. Check it out on my blog.
#linkinbio #pandemic #school #homeschool #unschool #schoolduringcovid19 #schoolclosure #wellness #healthandwellness #health #familyfriendly #healthblogger #momblogger #momlife

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Glad we were able to squeeze in one more trip out into the community and zoo before things start shutting down. Friday Piper and I made an impromptu visit to Pt defiance zoo! It was great minus the cold/rain; there was only a couple other people, animals were active, didnt need to touch anything. Now schools are out for 6 weeks and we plan on quarantining ourselves at home for most of that time, except to get out into nature. 
#quarantine #zoo #optoutside #tacoma #healthyliving #healthandwellness #sundayfunday #healthispriority #health #stopthespread #wellness

Glad we were able to...

On February 3 I started My Peak Challenge and happy to say I'm still going strong! I've been needing to make some lifestyle changes and get more active. I've been working to control what I eat, getting some kind of exercise  in daily which I'm really enjoying. I didn't think I'd ever say that! 💚 #MPC2020 has truly started changing my life, I've had more positive thoughts and my body feels good. @mypeakchallenge

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On February 3 I started...

Camping during the winter with kids! Our experience at Ocean City State Park!

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Camping doesn’t only have to be during summer time. Have you ever thought about camping during the winter months? Yes, you can make it work even with children.

We spent a little time camping in my parents RV this past week during mid-winter break, at Ocean City State Park near Ocean Shores, WA. It was a first for many things; first time camping during winter, first time camping with two children and Piper’s first time camping! It went fairly well, we had a great time and now we’re looking forward to more camping. We spent a lot of time playing games inside the RV, freezing walking around the campground, playing at the beach and eating. Yes, camping during winter is a lot like camping during the rest of the year with a new differences. Check out the list below for helpful tips to camp during the winter and camping with kids, including a baby.

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Be organized! Before you even leave the house be as organized as you can. If you have the space throw all your families clothing in a luggage, use a large tote for food items and other like items.

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Be prepared for the cold!! Which I’m sure you are completely aware and the reason why no one camps during the cold months. Sure tent camping may not be the best option for winter camping; so why not rent an RV, cabin or yurt. Something where you’ll have access to heat, plug in space heaters. Bring warm sleeping items, all your winter gear like coat, gloves, hat, ect. A plus is the site fees are cheaper during off-peak season.

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Bring LOTS of firewood! No burn bans, equals you get to have fires! Chances are if you spend anytime outside(which I’m assuming you will be) a fire is the perfect way to stay warm.winter camping with kids

Less crowded! You’ll have a much better chance of getting a last minute spot, unlike the summer where you have to reserve months in advanced and the campground won’t be filled with people. Less noisy, less people in the bathrooms and running around the campground.

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Be sure to explore. It’ll be less crowded but much colder then the summer months. You may be able to find all kinds of cool spots. Ocean City State Park is a short walk from the beach and we lucked out with beautiful weather one day on our camping trip so we decided to watch the sunset on the beach. It was an amazing site!

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Nice weather in the forecast. If the weekend is calling for somewhat decent weather (not raining or snowing), search for a local campground you want to visit and see if they have any openings.

Go for 2-3 nights. My opinion winter camping is good for 2-3 nights then you feel like you need to thaw out :)

Camping with a baby? Remember to bring warm clothing and winter gear, blankets, organize your “stations” – bedtime/naps, diaper changing, food, playtime and have it all prepared for when you need it, because nothing worse then a cranky baby at a campsite while you are searching for what you need. Don’t have high expectations. 

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OCEAN CITY STATE PARK in Ocean Shores, WA – If you’re looking for a campground in the area and interested in this one, I will tell you it’s a good choice! We’ll be back here this summer for sure, even if it’s just to use the beach for the day – all you need is a Discover Pass. The state park is big, the bathrooms are clean, has a few picnic tables and a shelter for day use, the beach is about a 10-15 minute walk and it’s definitely more secluded then the other beaches around Ocean Shores! Less than 10 minute drive from the town of Ocean Shores.

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Tips for Camping during the winter with kids! & Our experience at Ocean City State Park near Ocean Shores, Washington

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How are you all holding up? 🌻 We're healthy and safe, that's the most important thing!
Are we going a little stir crazy? You betcha, but oh well we'll survive. 🚲 Was supposed to start month 3 of my work out challenge, but you know what I just needed a mental health day. I'll start tomorrow or the next day if needed. Didn't even make Mason get all his school work done, he'll have to finish it tomorrow. We just needed a day to relax as much as possible in this crazy time we're in. 
#stayingpositive #positivevibes #pnw #positivethinking #stayhome #momlife #health #wellness #MPC2020 #mypeakchallenge #mentalhealth

How are you all holding...

There are so many things I'm thankful for and one of those is the amount of nature areas Washington state has to offer. I'm so thankful we were able to get out and walk Nisqually Wildlife Perserve before the "Stay Home, stay healthy" order the Gov. placed. It was wonderful to get out one last time, this staying home is tough and I don't know how we're going to manage?!! #pnw #nature #optoutside #stayhome #momlife #sendwine

There are so many things...

🌴On Saturday we took advantage of the sunshine and finally got out of the house! This will be a rough and trying time for our mental health, not going to lie. But we got to play at the local beach while practicing #socialdistancing it was wonderful! 🌻And we found a beautiful painted rock, thank you to who ever hid it!
#tacomarocks #pnw #optoutside
#chambersbay #beach #nature

🌴On Saturday we took advantage...

Stop to smell the flowers! 
This is your daily reminder to get outside, get some fresh air and your daily dose of vitamin D! 
#optoutside #flowers #nature #mondayvibes #stoptosmelltheflowers #dailyreminder

Stop to smell the flowers!...

What are you going to do with your child if homeschooling isn't cut out for them or your family? Take a deep breath, exhale and relax. It'll be okay! Everyone's health and wellness is much more important at this time than academics. I've got a list of activities if you'd like some structure in your lives though. Check it out on my blog.
#linkinbio #pandemic #school #homeschool #unschool #schoolduringcovid19 #schoolclosure #wellness #healthandwellness #health #familyfriendly #healthblogger #momblogger #momlife

What are you going to...

Looking for recipes to make at home?! I've got a list of healthy, fresh, and family-friendly recipes on my blog. Like homemade fresh bread, butter, cookies, slow cooker meals, ect. 
#linkinbio #pandemic #food #foodie #recipes #foodblogger #health #healthyfood #familyfriendly #healthblogger

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