If our family had a spirit animal, it would be Clark Griswold. Real trees – the kind you go to a tree farm and cut down -  have been part of Christmas for as long as I can remember. I...
I have a really cool job. Well, I have several really cool jobs: swing-pusher, chief-of-snuggling, lullaby-singer.... Outside of being a mama to my little men, I get to use my desire to nurture and to make this world a better...
About a year ago I shared how our family decided to Redshirt Our Kindergartner. He turned five right before kindergarten started last fall, and after much debate, we came to the conclusion that he was just not ready yet to...
As a family of four, we love getting to take and plan parties and trips. I am a planner by nature and love creating fun things for our family to do.  Take a Trip Every month we try to plan some...
This post is part 5 of 5 in the series To Train Up a Child. I truly thought I had a few more years before this kind of drama began. And I kind of expected it to come from my eldest...
I was reflecting the other day about how much has changed since I was a child (just writing that sentence makes me feel super old) and about some of the things that my children will never get to experience,...
Our young women are trapped. Pretty and perfect like collector dolls perfectly preserved. They are positioned and posed in stillness, sliding up and down our news feed. Trapped behind glass the size of an iPhone. Their faces are beautiful,...
Last year I gave my 7-year-old a summer job. She earned a “salary” of a Yes Day at the end of the summer. This year, we are pursuing another adventure of juggling camps, two parents working from home or hybrid...
Today's Post Is Sponsored By Put Me In The Story - Personalized Books for kids brought to you by Sourcebooks. My "baby" girl turns six years old this month. SIX! This girl is an amazing story teller, loves to draw, finds...
Are you taking the leap from one to 2 kids? You won’t regret it, but it might surprise you! Our boys are seven and four. We’re in a different stage of parenting that doesn’t involve diapers, bottles, and nap-time schedules....

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