Greetings and Salutations!

Hi and welcome all comers to Two Washingtons! We’re super excited to be featured as the SITS blogger of the day today.

As part of a separate blogging exercise yesterday, I was examining what my blogging “niche” is. I felt I had no niche – and how could I be interesting with no niche?! A fellow blogger took a look and said, really, no niche? You’re totally a mommy blogger! When did that happen, I wondered?

Well, let’s go back to May, 2010 when my husband, A and I decided to follow our dreams of living on the West Coast, pack up the dog and cat and move to Seattle. We left Washington, DC in June 2010 and I started this blog as a way of keeping up with our friends and family in the “Other Washington” while we lived in this one. June, 2010 brought lots of news for us – new jobs, new homes and, oh yeah, I was pregnant! Sweet LC joined the Two Washingtons family in February 2011 and a mommy blogger was born with her.

Pretty standard Seattle Saturday morning – coffee, baby-wearing, dog park

 This blog has been a saving grace for me many times in the past 18 or so months of its existence. It has allowed me to stay in touch with those in the Other Washington, meet new friends in this Washington, discover new things about Seattle and best of all, reach out for help when I am at my mommy wits’ end.

Take a look around, meet the family and hopefully come back tomorrow to see what we’re up to then!



  1. Congrats on your SITS day! :)

  2. Happy SITS day!! Look forward to reading more:)

  3. Sometimes it seems that our niche finds us more than we find our niche…Happy SITS Day!

  4. Happy SITS Day!

  5. Love this pic and Happy Happy SITS day!

  6. Happy SITS day!

  7. Coffee? Cloudy morning? Dog parks? That does sound like a quintessential Northwest morning. It's so nice you're enjoying both Washingtons and your blog. Happy SITS day!

  8. LOVE your photographs! Could you please send some of your snow my way? It feels like spring in my neck of the woods, and it's not supposed to feel that way. :)

  9. Congrats on your SITS day! My blog is my saving grace too. So many great things come of it. For me it helps me keep my sanity!

  10. Happy SITS Day! What a cute blog! And what a huge move. I bet you're glad you made it before the pregnancy, LOL! Have a wonderful day and stop by The Southern Institute when you get a free minute! :)

  11. I definitely agree that blogging can be a saving grace. Definitely cheaper than therapy! Beautiful blog and I hope you enjoy your SITS day!

  12. Love the color scheme and design of 2 Washingtons…very pretty! Happy SITS Day!

  13. Happy SITS day! Enjoy the spotlight. I visited Seattle a few years ago and found it to be a lovely city!

  14. Happy SITS Day to you!

    I really want to visit Seattle one day.

  15. Congrats!

    About the niche thing… I felt the same way about whether I had one or not… the important thing is just to write about things you love and find interesting :) Great blog

  16. Happy, happy SITS day! :)))

    Looking forward to reading more….

  17. Congrats on your SITS Day! That's a big move – wow! But I'm glad blogging has helped ease the transition.

  18. Happy SITS day!!!!

  19. Congrats on your SITS day! I'm from the Emerald City myself! Beautiful place I have to say :)Where in Seattle do you live? Looking forward to getting little piece of home by reading your blog!

  20. Happy SITS day!! Would love to see Seattle one day…currently I'm in Philly. Going to poke around a bit now :)

  21. Hey, there's nothing wrong with being a mom blogger! heh :) Happy SITS day!

  22. From one mommy blogger to another…HAPPY SITS DAY!!!

  23. Hey! Happy SITS Day! You have a beautiful little boy and I love the coloring of your dog! I'll be stopping by more often!

  24. Happy SITs Day to you, doll!!

  25. Blogging is wonderful. Hurrah for being a mommy blogger, I'm just a mom to be blogger for 8 more weeks :)
    Happy SITS Day!!!!!

  26. Happy Sits Day! Funny how being a mommy takes over everything haha

  27. Happy SITS Day! I'm a fellow Washingtonian trying to keep warm under a foot and a half of snow up in Bellingham. Hope you're staying warm!

  28. So very nice to meet you! I live in Washington too, just north of you. I love finding other Washington bloggers!

  29. Oh, and I too have an orange cat! He's a big, fat squishy thing. Did you know that having an orange female is rare? I had one years ago.

  30. I think your post just helped me find my niche – my thinking has been too narrow. No, I'm not a Mommy blogger, but I think I'm headed down the Doggy blogger road :-) Thanks for the “a-ha”!

    I love the photo (have spent many mornings at the DP, but man, you really multi-task!), and your blog design. Very eye-catching!

    Have a wonderful SITS day!

  31. Congrats on your SITS day!! I've been having fun looking around here. It's hard to figure out your own niche, isn't it? I've been wondering the same about my blog. I don't have any kids, so maybe I could say that I'm a Newlywed Blogger?

    Have a great SITS day!

  32. Congrats on your SITS day!! I've been having fun looking around your blog. I've been wondering the same thing – about what niche my blog is in. I don't have any kids yet, so I'd say that I'm a Newlywed Blogger?

    Have a great SITS DAY!

  33. What a sweet blog. And lovin' that pic.

    Happy SITS Day. Off to follow you on twitter. (@flgirlnewlife)

  34. Happy SITs Day! I love both Washington state and Washington, D.C. I'd love to live in either of those places. Have a great day!

  35. Happy SITS day! I've only visited Washington, D.C. but I thought it was nice. On the other hand, Seattle is one of my most favorite places.

  36. Happy SITS Day! I love your title and how your blog has really grown, congrats!

  37. Happy SITS day! I love the title of your blog–so clever!

  38. Happy SITS day:-) I loved the post with the pic of your daughter at the Basketball Hall of Fame. My 11 year old LOVES basketball and his grandparents took him on a trip when he was 10 that included a visit to the Basketball Hall of Fame:-)

  39. Happy SITS Day! It must feel wonderful to not have a blogging identity crisis anymore!

  40. Happy SITS day to you! You and your kids are going to be so glad you were a Mommy Blogger! I wish blogging had been around when my kids were little!

  41. What is your favorite dog park in Seattle? My pup and I frequent Marymoor but we're always looking for new grass :) Congrats on your feature from one Seattle dweller to another!

  42. So nice to meet you via SITSGirls! Congratulations on your day and your daughter is adorable! Seattle is a beautiful city. We were out there two years ago.

  43. Well, hello there! Happy happy SITS day to you! Hope you have a great day and enjoy this time in the spotlight. You have a lovely blog and beautiful family… Cal looks very sweet. I had a beloved beagle and they are the best dogs :)

  44. Happy SITS day! It sounds like you're participating in the 31DBBB challenge. Me too! Maybe I'll see you around the forums. Enjoy your day! Cheers.

  45. Happy SITS Day! I am new to all this, so you are the first Featured Blogger I have visited.

  46. Happy SITS Day! Blogging is a lot of fun, isn't it? I look forward to your future reads. =)

  47. Happy SITS Day!!

  48. Congratulations on being featured today!

  49. You have an orange kitty! Did you know that only 1 in 4 orange kitties are girls? I have an orange girl too named Helena! 😀

  50. I love your little family and look forward to reading more of your posts!
    Congrats on your SITS day!

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