family fun

Around The Sound – Lynnwood’s The Root Beer Store

By Not Just A Mommy!

I've got a great place for you to add to your summer bucket list.  My boys and I had the pleasure of checking out Lynnwood's The Root Beer Store a few months ago.  They also have two other locations in Redmond and Puyallup.  What is The Root Beer Store you ask?  Well, it's exactly that...the... Read More

Celebrating New Year’s Eve With Your Kids

By Not Just A Mommy!

If you are like me with kids at home, going out for New Year's Eve isn't always an option.  For the past few years we've been whooping it up with fellow parents and it can be even more fun than squeezing into high heels and fighting crowds at overpriced events.  Check out these great ways for cele... Read More

The Candy Cottage – No Bake Gingerbread Houses Giveaway

By Not Just A Mommy!

 This giveaway is closed. Congratulations to Amy and Brenda! A few months ago, I came across The Candy Cottage in my FamilyFun magazine and knew I had to have them.  I love to decorate gingerbread houses with my kids, but if you are like me, you may not have the time or skill to make them ... Read More

Birthday Dreams & PlaceFull Jump For Children In Need

By Not Just A Mommy!

I'm thrilled to share an awesome event coming up in August and would love to have everyone spread the word. All across the Puget Sound there are homeless children and foster children living in group homes who don’t get to celebrate their birthday with friends and family. No party, no cake, no p... Read More

Design Dazzle Summer Camp Series

By Not Just A Mommy!

I know, it seems like all my recent posts have been about summer fun (take a peek back at summer bucket lists and local, cheap fun) and it's true.  Those 8 hours the kids would have been in school have to be filled up somehow.  So today I'm sharing a fabulous resource for lots of summer crafts an... Read More

Free And Cheap Seattle Summer Fun 2013

By Not Just A Mommy!

They say the best defense is a good offense. Nothing is more true in the summer when bored kids can equal disaster.  Last time, I shared The Happy Family Movement's  Summer Bucket List Challenge.  Here's our bucket many local spots we want to check out.  If you are putting together you... Read More

Summer Bucket List Challenge

By Not Just A Mommy!

Can you believe how this year is going by? I can't believe my kids will be out for summer in less than a month. I'm so excited to have found out about the 3rd Annual Summer Bucket List Challenge from The Happy Family Movement. It will bring over 10,000 families together to make meaningful, happy ... Read More

Earth Day 2013 Fun And Activities

By Not Just A Mommy!

Earth Day is Monday, April 22 and inspires awareness of and appreciation for earth's environment. There are so many crafty ways to celebrate this special day. Have messy fun with shaving cream and create marbled Earth paintings with In Lieu Of Preschool.  I love how she shared a few Earth facts ... Read More

Seattle Spring Road Races You Won’t Want to Miss

By Jenn Louras

Are you ready to race?  There are a bunch of great races coming up in the Seattle area that you won't want to miss!  Below is a list of my favorite spring races. St. Patty's Day 5k Dash - March 17th - Downtown Seattle The biggest 5k in Seattle.  Dust off your green running gear and pull out... Read More

St. Patrick’s Day Rainbow Gumball Necklace

By Not Just A Mommy!

I don't have girls so I don't get the pleasure of getting to do girly stuff very often. But while standing in front of the rainbow wall of candy at Party City, I knew I had to do something for St. Patrick's Day...a rainbow gumball necklace! I love that Party City carries individual pieces of ... Read More