Category Archive: Oregon

Life is Good Conference Recap 2017

My legs are still wobbly from using the stairs to avoid waiting for an elevator during our 7th year attending the Life is Good Conference in Oregon.  This year it was at the Embassy Suites in Tigard, Oregon. It’s about 20 minutes from Portland.  My kids haven’t unpacked yet and the car isn’t even entirely unloaded. […]

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Moving to the City, Dagnabbit

Right now we’re living 2.5 hours East of Seattle and 3.5 hours NE of Portland. The town is called Yakima. Maybe you’ve seen the episode of iCarly where Carly’s Grandfather comes to visit from Yakima. Yes, that’s us. I’d like to move to the city. For the past eleven years I’ve been holding out hope […]

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Strange Destinations

The Grotto in Portland, Oregon I recently overheard a conversation where one well-traveled mom was telling another about a website called Roadside America.  Apparently, this is the site to visit when you’re looking for off-the-wall attractions and let me tell you, we have not been disappointed so far. If you recall from an earlier post, […]

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Finding your Tribe

Does anyone other than me remember this article from Mothering Magazine? I can’t find when it was originally published, but I think it was in the mid 90’s, because I remember “finding my tribe” in Seattle in the summer of 1999 at an attachment parenting playgroup. We used to get together on a monthly basis […]

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Commuting with Kids

Who does this, right? I have no idea. I guess I do. It’s no secret that compulsory schooling doesn’t impress me. I’ve been blogging about our homeschooling adventures for over ten years and as we veered more into unschooling I blogged about that, too. Humans learn. period. One important thing to me was that my […]

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Road Trip :) 4 more days…

This coming weekend we’re heading to Vancouver, WA for the Life is Good Conference. This will be the third year I planned to attend but the first time we’ve ever actually gone. We’re very excited to meet other west coast unschoolers. A little while ago, when I was deciding what I wanted in my life, […]

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The Lodge at Suttle Lake, Oregon

We drove to Oregon so I could attend the Northwest Hoop Gathering in Bend, Oregon. Hoop dancing is one of my passions and I was eager to meet other hoopers. We stayed at The Lodge at Suttle Lake in Sisters, which is about 40 minutes south of Bend. It was beautiful, so serene and peaceful. […]

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