Headed to Seaside Oregon in the Chevy Bolt EV for National Drive Electric Week

Headed to Seaside Oregon in the Chevy Bolt EV for National Drive Electric Week

If you follow along on my Instagram page, you probably saw that we were contacted to try out the Chevy Bolt EV for National Drive Electric week that occurred Sep 25-Oct 3rd. I had been wanting to try out cars anyway because my husband is in the market to buy a new vehicle for himself since my current one is now paid off, and what better way to decide what we want other than testing new cars for a week or two, right?

What is National Drive Electric Week?

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November is Open Enrollment on Washington Healthplanfinder

November is Open Enrollment on Washington Healthplanfinder

I’ve partnered with the Washington Healthplanfinder to share information about the November open enrollment period. As always, all opinions are my own.

We all know 2020 has been a wild ride, to say the least, which could be an understatement for most people. My husband ended up losing his job around March, which meant we lost all of our insurance plans for all 4 of us. We panicked about not being able to afford bills because unemployment was a nightmare to get started, but, thankfully there were resources available to keep us afloat in this time of need.

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What You Need When Camping With Kids

What You Need When Camping With Kids

Although camping season is just about over, it doesn’t hurt to plan ahead and be prepared, especially if you’re in the PNW where the weather is iffy at any point in time. We didn’t get a chance to camp a whole lot this year for obvious reasons, but we did do a couple of camp trips at Goose Lake and another in a yurt at the beach

Both of those trips usually end up in overpacking stuff that we may need but don’t really end up using. So for our second trip, we ended up buying a hardshell rooftop cargo carrier to put on our Subaru Outback since we filled the back to the brim and then some the first time. Let me tell you, this made all of the difference in the world, even if it was a big chunk of change to drop on another item that’s going to take up space in the garage.

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Things You Can Do to Boost Your Immune System Before and After a Pandemic

Things You Can Do to Boost Your Immune System Before and After a Pandemic

Since we’re all being affected by this pandemic scare that has some of us panicking, I figured I would share some tips to help keep your immune system up. This is NOT medical advice and I don’t claim to be a doctor. This is healthy living advice.

There has been so much conflicting information, but one thing I have gathered about this new strain of Coronavirus is that it can’t survive over 60 degrees heat. So enjoy the sun and warm beverages like tea and honey.

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World Breastfeeding Week: My Breastfeeding Journey Is Ending

World Breastfeeding Week: My Breastfeeding Journey Is Ending

Although World Breastfeeding Week ends today, I wanted to hop on here and talk about my experience thus far as a breastfeeding mom. You can check out my previous post here and here when I first started and get a little back story.

If I knew then what I knew now, I think my story would be a little different. I feel like I was almost sabotaging myself with my breastfeeding journey as a new mom. But, I have also learned that what I was experiencing could have also been related to an overall bad latch and tongue tie since she would always make a clicking sound while latching. Arya’s jaundice level didn’t help either since she could never stay awake to feed which was hindering my milk supply and then I supplemented.

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