I just finished putting the kids to bed. Even though they’re all old enough to read to themselves, a treasured part of our bedtime routine includes me reading aloud each night. Our current selection is Wildwood, and I’m enjoying it as much as the kids! I’ve been annotating as … [Read more...] about Reflections on Reading My Kids 1,000 Books
Stories, ideas, tips and thoughts on the joys and challenges of family and kids.
As the "can't sit still adult" in the family, I tend to be the shuttle driver for our kids. With three kids, we've run into an issue that you are probably familiar with if you have siblings, pre-teens, tweens, or teens: the fight for "shotgun!" It's a fight as old as the Ford … [Read more...] about Parenting Hack: Avoid the Fight for the Front Seat
We're officially in that season where I don't want to turn on the oven. I want less time in the kitchen and more time soaking up memories. I want simple recipes that my kids can help prepare. And yet, I still want to feed my family delicious, healthy foods. Summer requires a … [Read more...] about Perfect Summer Recipes
What is the perfect planner for me? It's an age-old question. Am I a daily or weekly planner person? Should I go with a calendar year or a mid-year planner? What about an academic planner? First and foremost, different seasons call for different systems. Planning is not … [Read more...] about How to Find Your Perfect Planner
It's a slow Monday morning over here. I'm getting ready for a podcast interview to promote my new book, A More Beautiful Life. And we're playing catch up from a wonderful, but busy weekend. How do you get motivated in the morning? Do you have a morning routine that gets you … [Read more...] about 10 Minutes to Start Your Day Right