There are two types of families: those who love to travel. And those who don’t. Our family is in the second category. We’re what they call “indoorsy”. A we-prefer-to-be-home-family. Our family considers driving to the beach a “big outing”. Ask my kids where they want to go on a day off from school and they’ll … Continue reading Taking trips without tripping up
If there's one thing women are pretty good at, it's the ability to multitask and see to many different things. Lots of things. Laundry and food things. Homework and calendar things. Cleaning and organizing things. Health and friendship things. So many things to see to. And spinning all those plates takes time and sweat and … Continue reading See to it
Monday mornings are when I do my meal planning. So I thought I'd share with you what I'm fixing my family for dinner this week! 🙂 This is a flexible plan, not set in stone. Sometimes the schedule changes and we just hit a drive-through or eat cereal. But these are the meals that I … Continue reading My meal plan for the week
We used to have a hummingbird feeder hanging outside my kitchen window. I would fill it with nectar and watch the birds flutter to it many times a day. It seemed like no sooner would I fill it, that it would be gone and need to be filled again. Those birds are tiny, but they … Continue reading Mom, we’re hungry!
A few weeks ago, I wrote a post about the 4 words that can change your mom-life. Though admittedly reductionistic, I wrote that there are 2 things that kids basically want from their moms: A good mood and good food. I chose the phrase “good mood good food” because its catchy and easy to remember, but … Continue reading Getting to a good mood
"The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires." -William Arthur Ward I remember my very first piano lesson. After begging my parents for piano lessons for long enough already, they supportively agreed and dropped me off at Mrs. Baker’s house on a Tuesday after school. I was an awkward 8 … Continue reading Thinking about piano lessons for your kids? 3 things you should look for in a teacher
Tell me I'm not the only one who forgets about the most important "meal" of the day!
Coming up with a cell phone policy for your kids.
Older, wiser moms: "Enjoy staying home all day with your babies and toddlers, because soon they'll be teenagers and you'll be driving ALL DAY LONG." Me: "Haha. (eye roll) I'm stuck at home and I can't WAIT to get out of the house more." Older, wiser moms: "Aww, so adorable. You'll see...(laugh, laugh)" 10 years … Continue reading Feel like a taxi mom? 3 ways to MAKE THE MOST out of your daily drive
I've been a mom for almost 17 years. And I FINALLY figured out the best mom-hack EVER. You see…I like to decorate my house. But my kids DON'T CARE. I like to organize closets and drawers. But my kids DON'T CARE. I like to de-clutter and keep everything tidy. But my kids DON'T CARE. I … Continue reading 4 Words that can CHANGE your mom life