Playground Workout for Moms: 8 Exercises You Can Do While They Play

Great example of the right way to do a tricep dip, this post has lots of other exercise moves you can do on the go as well

So excited to introduce you to personal trainer and pro photographer Stephanie Smith for today’s total body playground workout, she’s about to rock your world. As a mom of young kids, it is so tough to find time to work out. Let me tell you, I have been there. With three kids under the age of […]

10 Great Gift Ideas for the Outdoor Adventure Dad

What a guy wants! Great list of gift ideas for the outdoor adventure type man in your life

Got a Dad in your life who wants to see and do it all? Help him along the way these awesome adventure gifts and gadgets he’ll want to take with him wherever he goes. Father’s Day Gift Ideas for the Outdoor Adventure Dad 1. GoPro HERO4 – $400 2. Hiking Backpack – $120 (on sale) 3. Urban Armor […]

3 emails about prostate cancer that can literally save someone’s life.

Us, 10 years later

Remember these words, “I promise to be true to you in good times and in bad, in sickness and in health. I will love you and honour you all the days of my life.” It seems the older I get, the more I understand what they mean. Twenty-something us and thirty-something us are two entirely […]

Join the Tillamook Co-op, help name some cows & get a FREE tote bag!


Our Oregonian friends have launched a new platform called the Tillamook Co-Op and folks, it’s pretty sweet! in their own words, they hope this co-op will spark conversations about real food, and shed light on the importance of high standards when it comes to making dairy products but let’s not just take their word for […]

April Fresh Picks

I'm ready for a vacation, how about you? Let's day dream for a bit

We’re a week away from a dream vacation. My heart is already there, but my mind and my body have a few mountains to move before I get on that plane next week! I wish I could take you with me, Ok, not really I am in need of some serious just me & my […]

Whimsical Easter Printables from Smallful, plus a giveaway!


Don’t miss the giveaway at the bottom of this post! Easter decorations so lovely you’ll want to leave them up all year! Yep, that’s right. These wall size dress up bunnies from Smallful are just about the prettiest thing I’ve seen all spring. We’re going to display ours for Easter, but with four different outfits […]

March Fresh Picks

Loving all these colorful find! Bring on spring

It may be hard to believe depending on where you are, but today is our first day of spring vacation! And our clocks are rolling back this weekend. While it may not look like spring around most of the United States, it will be here before we know it! I’m excited to freshen up my […]

Printable Rainbow Heart Spinner Valentines


Rainbows spinning on a heart! The perfect childhood combination of awesome. As a kid, I’d spend hours decorating my room with arrows and conversation hearts. Construction paper hearts in pink and red still have a soft spot for me.  I have a feeling that this DIY/parenting blogger gig is just the right job for me. […]

February Fresh Picks

A collection of fresh finds for the month of February. Gifts for friends, family, your kids and even a few fun picks for me too!

Lots of things are changing behind the scenes. Hopefully these changes will make KSW a more interesting place for you to visit, even more often than you do now — a few new writers, a few more features, and lots more fun! We’ll start with something simple. How about a collection of our favorite finds […]

Happy Handmade, the new craft book you & your kids will love!

Happy Handmade -- a must-have craft book for playful kids and their parents!

*Happy Handmade is an e-book, you can purchase & download your digital copy here. I’ve been a lover of craft books for as long as I could remember. Growing up the way I did and moving around so much, I never had a lot of toys. I used to spend hours in libraries and bookstores flipping through […]