Seattle Travel Mom is Now Seattle Local Mom Blog- Seattle’s Premier Lifestyle Blog for Moms!

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Hello all! I started Seattle Travel Mom a year ago this month, and I’ve had a blast exploring our city and searching for the best family-friendly spots! Now I’m teaming up with Megan Thomas of 425Mom to bring you Seattle Local Mom Blog, our city’s premier lifestyle blog for moms! From scoping out the best pumpkin farms for fall to the newest and coolest indoor play spaces, I’m all about helping other moms (and dads!) get out there with their kiddos and explore! And I won’t just be covering kids. Parents need their time too! I’ll be highlighting some great options for date nights and other “parent-only” events, as well as stuff just for moms (think spas, shopping, mom-time, great reads, etc.). There will also be a space for local moms to connect and contribute to Seattle LMB. Last but not least, I’ll be posting bits about my own journey as a mom with twins on the way! So, in a nutshell, Seattle LMB will be a little bit of everything, with a local twist.

So from now on, I’ll be posting 5 days a week on Seattle Local Mom Blog.

Check out more about Seattle Local Mom Blog, read my full interview with Megan Thomas, and learn about the Local Mom Blog Network (soon to be arriving in cities nationwide) and how to start your own!

Saturday Crafts, Snow White and Some Bugs (What’s on This Weekend)

Halloween has swept by, leaving a trail of candy wrappers and well-worn costumes in its wake.  The holidays are on the horizon, but first, try to take a breather and relish the (hopefully) quiet next week or two.

From a delightful production of Snow White to a morning spent “buggin’ out” in Woodinville, there are lots of options for weekend fun.  Check out my complete list of events at 425 Mom.

Making crafts at Home Depot

Searching for Bugs

What’s on this Weekend…425 Mom-style

As a new member of the fabulous 425 Mom Team, I’ll be posting a weekly column aimed towards families who are wondering, “What’s going on this weekend?”  From kid-friendly activities to events the whole family will love, I’ll be making sure you’ve got options.  (I’ll even be throwing date-night ideas out there, so be sure to snag a sitter from time to time!)

Here’s a recap of what’s going on this weekend.  Read the full article at 425Mom.

 

Issaquah Salmon Days

Celebrate the return of salmon to their birth waters this weekend at Issaquah’s Salmon Days.  Sound like a boring nature show?  Think again!  This award-winning (and not-to-be-missed) festival features:

  • Tons of Northwest artisans (think gift shopping and home decorating)
  • Hatchery Tours
  • Live Music (from bluegrass to kids’ tunes)
  • Awesome Food
  • Field of Fun (inflatables, trampolines, arts-and-crafts, etc)
  • Puget Sound Dock Dogs competitions

With all this good stuff, your kiddos will never look at fish the same.

 

Oktoberfest Northwest

The 8th annual Oktoberfest Northwest in Puyallup isn’t just beer and bratwurst; there’s a ton of family-friendly events and activities going on all weekend, though Sunday is deemed Family Day.

  • Family Fest Zone and Kinderhaus (arts & crafts, pumpkin decorating & more)
  • The popular kid’s Hammerschlagen with kid-sized hammers!
  • Crater Lake Root Beer Garden
  • 5th Annual Wiener Dog Races (Sunday @ noon)

 

Skagit Valley’s Festival of Family Farms

Discover what it takes to run a farm, from growing crops to raising animals.  Kids will learn about farm life through hands-on experience and a chance to talk to the farmers themselves.

  • Farm Tours
  • Corn Mazes
  • Pumpkin Patches
  • Harvest Markets

Never gets old

Dr. Maze’s Farm in Redmond: Pumpkin Patch opening weekend

It’s opening weekend at Dr. Maze’s Pumpkin Patch!  Kiddos will love to push the wheelbarrows (available at the entrance to the pumpkin patch) through the rows of pumpkins, on the lookout for the perfect jack-o-lantern-to-be!

Pumpkin Prices

And something for the moms and dads…

Kirkland’s Crawl in the Fall

The 5th Annual Crawl in the Fall benefits cystic fibrosis care and research, and is a perfect way to spend some time sipping local craft beers at some of Kirkland’s hottest spots.  Cheers to a good time and an even better cause!

Sip for a good cause