Just after we've gotten back in the swing of things after Christmas Break and the brief interruption of MLK Day, along comes the first winter weather event of 2023. These snow days are never the best timing and force us to throw out all the good habits we’ve tried to reinforce … [Read more...] about The 2023 Snow Day Movie Marathon
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Front Door Santa goes a long way back. Back before I had kids. Before I was married. Back in those days, I babysat some pretty special kids. I've always liked to encourage those around me to stretch their creative muscles, so one night, near the holidays, I decided we needed to … [Read more...] about Front Door Santa
Recent Family Movies and a Great New Reality Find! Do you ever have those days where the only thing that sounds good is warm pajamas and movie watching? We had one of those yesterday and everyone took advantage! We love to cuddle up with kids under warm blankets or pile … [Read more...] about Recent Family Movies and a Great New Reality TV Find!
There is an overwhelming wealth of resources available regarding parenting. Whatever age or stage your children are at, there is guidance out there—but sometimes it’s hard to know which guidance to follow! Our plan has evolved through the years as our children have grown (and … [Read more...] about Parenting Hack: Build Them Up!
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