Vacation is the perfect opportunity to enjoy the healthy lifestyle choices you say you’d make if you had time. You can have fun and lose weight on vacation!

15 totally realistic ways to lose weight on vacation

Vacation is a marvelous way to escape day to day obligations. While you are away it is essential to use the time to relax and recharge. Before a big getaway you may put extra effort into your diet and exercise routine to look and feel your very best in your vacation wardrobe. Don’t let all that effort fall by the wayside…

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Three Great Day Hikes for Kids (and their Parents) in Western Washington

Hopefully that last post inspired you to pack a snack and hit the trail! In case you are wondering where to go for your first hikes, here are my reviews of the trails we have explored this month. I’d love to know where your family likes to hike. Please leave a note in the comments to inspire our next adventure!…

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The Joy of Hiking with Kids

This month our family has gone on several day hikes. I’ve got to say it feels really good to get out and breathe fresh mountain air. The scent of fir needles baking on a sun drenched forest floor is invigorating. These little excursions have been therapeutic for my body and my mind. I am particularly fond of hiking at a…

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The Houseworkout

  Every day I come across reminders of the powerful connection between the mind and the body. There is a reason phrases like “keep your head in the game” are used so often. If you have been struggling to overcome a stumbling block in your health journey I highly suggest you make sure your mind and your body are working…

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Tip Toeing Through The Tulips

On Friday our family packed a picnic and visited the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival. I thought you might enjoy a few of the shots we captured in the fields. It is always a treat to be able to see row upon row of vibrant tulips up close. We even told The Little Helping we were going to the rainbow flower…

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