Give the gift of history with Felicity from American Girl

It’s hard for me to picture Christmas time without American Girl. I vividly remember circling items in the American Girl catalog each year in my youth, then I remember shopping their online store with my nieces years later, and now I’m taking my own kids to the Seattle American Girl store for them to make … Read more

DreamWorks Spirit Riding Free season 3 is available now

Back in the summer, my kiddos fell in love with DreamWorks Spirit Riding Free. They love a good series that they can really get into and follow along with the characters, and horses are a huge deal around here, so Spirit Riding Free was basically made for them. Since we limit our kids’ screentime, I … Read more

The tradition of a Corolle Christmas continues

I’ve been thinking a lot about traditions these days. With my kids we’ve had 8 Corolle Christmases now, and I had at least a half dozen Corolle Christmases growing up. That’s 14+ years of Corolle dolls and accessories under the tree as the present that wows, and I can’t help but feel incredibly grateful. You … Read more

Matching Girls Monday: American Girls

It was a momentous occasion: the first American Girl matching shirts, ever. We bought these over a year ago a few months after Kit’s new “meet” outfit was released and then this shirt arrived in the Seattle store. Those who know me know that I would not be able to pass a shirt with a … Read more

New from American Girl: the aloha spirit with Nanea Mitchell

Nanea from American Girl

I want to raise global kids, so I must show how in times of crisis we help each other. Whether that’s our neighbors, our friends, our community, fellow countrymen, or it’s those around the world in places we’ve never been that need our help, I want them to do whatever they can to lend a … Read more

Corolle dolls are adventure-ready

Our vacations almost always include water, which isn’t that surprising considering we’re literally surrounded by water here in the Pacific Northwest. The one problem with spending so much time at the beach and lake is that there are certain things that just aren’t water-friendly, like electronics and toys with small parts. Thank goodness that Corolle … Read more