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Last updated on June 2nd, 2019 at 02:50 pm

Seabrook WA is a community located at Pacific Beach on the Washington State Coast. Photo credit: Michael Palermiti, courtesy of Seabrook

I’ve been wanting to visit Seabrook, Washington for the past 5 years.

I first heard about it when I was working on a school auction and one of the families donated a week’s stay there.

I immediately Googled Seabrook WA and thought it looked like a charming seaside community. Then, I realized that the name Seabrook kept coming up when people talked about their summer plans.

Last updated on September 7th, 2018 at 03:00 am

Pacific Science Center with Toddlers

The Pacific Science Center is a great stop for tourists and locals alike when visiting Seattle Center. Not only do they house fabulous exhibits year-round suitable for kids and adults, but they also have really interesting traveling exhibits. The Pacific Science Center is a fun thing to do in Seattle with kids of all ages. It’s also the ultimate place to watch an IMAX movie.

Note: This post was originally published October 31, 2016 and updated April 23, 2018.

Last updated on September 17th, 2018 at 10:15 pm

What is THE POLAR EXPRESS?

Is reading THE POLAR EXPRESS one of your family’s holiday traditions? I vaguely remember a teacher reading it to my class in elementary school, but hadn’t given it a thought until last year. While looking up holiday events to do with my toddler, I discovered this POLAR EXPRESS experience in Squamish, British Columbia. We read the book and watched the movie before we went. My toddler was in heaven and I knew that I wanted to do it again this year. But, I like to change things up and make each of our holiday experiences unique. So this year, we headed to Mt. Rainier Railroad and Logging Museum for their version of THE POLAR EXPRESS™. We were there last year with a toddler and it was super fun.

Last updated on September 19th, 2018 at 08:42 pm

My husband and I are Washingtonians born and raised. So are our kids. We try to not to let the rainy weather keep us from enjoying the outdoors.

However, there are days in the Pacific Northwest where we feel discouraged. I’ve compiled a list of ways to explore Seattle with kids in the rain.

Hoping for sunshine? Read how to enjoy Northwest beaches with kids on this post.

Last updated on September 21st, 2018 at 06:40 pm

Oregon Zoo Attractions

Living in Seattle, I usually take my kids to the Woodland Park Zoo. Or we visit the Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium in Tacoma. However, I’ve been hearing people rave about the Oregon Zoo in Portland for years.

Last year, we came down to Portland with friends who also had a toddler (read my toddler guide to Portland.) We knew that the Oregon Zoo had a train that was under construction.

Last updated on September 21st, 2018 at 07:42 pm

Hyatt Regency Lake Washington at Seattle’s Southport

I’ve lived in Renton for the past 7 years. I’ve never been more excited for a business to open than when I heard we were getting a Hyatt.

Not only is it a nice hotel, but it’s also home to waterfront fine dining. I think people forget that Lake Washington extends to Renton and the view is incredible.

Last updated on March 14th, 2018 at 08:53 pm

Wild Hearts Farm

I’ve been following Wild Hearts Farm on social media for awhile. It’s a small, private farm located in Tacoma, WA just 30 minutes from Seattle. One of my favorite photographers Heleyna Holmes has been posting gorgeous photos of her children at the farm for the past year. With a tire swing, little pond, barn and studio, it’s an ideal space to get relaxed photos of kids. So, when Heleyna invited me to an open house at Wild Hearts Farm, I jumped at the opportunity!

Last updated on May 30th, 2018 at 06:09 pm

The Cannery Pier Hotel & Spa in Astoria, OR

Spring in the Pacific Northwest is absolutely beautiful! I’ve lived in the Seattle-area for my whole life, but I haven’t explored Oregon outside of Portland. When I was invited to experience a girls weekend at Cannery Pier Hotel & Spa in Astoria, OR, I jumped at the opportunity! I mean, Astoria, Oregon has so many things to do that are perfect for a girlfriend getaway.

Last updated on April 26th, 2018 at 03:05 am

One of the perks of living in Seattle is that we have so many gorgeous weekend trip options. As a family with a baby and a preschooler, we love taking small trips around Washington State. We’ve recently visited Semiahmoo Resort & Spa, Suncadia and Seabrook. A few weeks ago, we had the opportunity to head up to Friday Harbor on San Juan Island. Spring has finally arrived in the Pacific Northwest and San Juan Island was simply stunning. We were impressed with all the fun things to do in San Juan Island with kids!

Last updated on March 14th, 2018 at 09:01 pm

I was lucky enough to get to go on a Moms-only trip to Portland, Oregon in March. We try to get away once a year and we chose Portland because it’s just 3 hours from our homes in the Seattle-area. We all have 3-year-olds, so it’s a comfortable distance. I started researching hotels immediately. Since one of the Moms in our group was super pregnant, we wanted to find somewhere centrally located (where we could walk to stuff) but that also offered food options in case we ended up just hanging at the hotel. And cleanliness was of highest priority.