CHRISTMAS!!!!! We love Christmas. We love the entire Christmas season. The traditions, the decorations, all honoring the significance of Christ and the love we get to share. But today...let's talk CHRISTMAS MUSIC! In our house, Christmas music begins on the drive home from Trick-or-Treating. We know, we know. Some are very passionate about holding off … Continue reading Friday 5: Five Favorite Christmas Albums
Rules! Oh yeah, just what you wanted to focus on for a Friday morning! A "house rule" is literally a rule that applies only among a certain group or in a certain place. The addition of tiny people to an environment creates an obvious need for more structure than when the home includes only adults. … Continue reading Friday Five: 5 House Rules that Work For Us
Because everyone loves a shortcut, right?! Two truths, 1) we don't believe in the summer body, just get out there and try to be healthy, and 2) well-balanced health has no shortcuts. (bummer, right?) BUT, sometimes challenges can give you something new to focus on and invigorate your attitude for working towards a goal when … Continue reading 30 Days to My Summer Body
Every single night...I mean, most evenings...Ok, fine, so on nights we are miraculously home at a decent hour, we start the bedtime routine around 7:30. Cora to the restroom. Hank to toy duty. We trap Walt in something he shouldn't hopefully can't get out of, and we get pajamas and vitamins for the big two. This is … Continue reading Friday Five: 5 Music Videos for your next Family Dance Party
Having kids makes you do weird and sometimes embarrassing things. Like use words that don't exist. Kids are hysterical and awesome as they're learning to speak and communicate. Sometimes it can be a challenge even for parents to figure out WHAT THE HECK they're talking about. Just last night, Hank kept requesting the "Destiny" song, … Continue reading Friday Five: 5 Words Our Kids Invented
No creative sub-category here (we couldn't decide!), just 5 books! We love reading, and we love the following five books for some reason or another. Skip around if you like! There's something for everyone: love story, non-fiction, history, zombies...you know...like ya do... We would love to do more commentary on literature, movies, any pop culture … Continue reading Friday Five: 5 Books!
(If all you need is a great, easy homemade waffle recipe, scroll to the bottom for the condensed version. It is LEGIT!) 1 Pot Waffles--(I of course mean mixing bowl, but the word pot just creates such lovely assonance, so...I mean I guess you can mix this in a pot, but probably use a bowl. Whatever...) … Continue reading 1 Pot Waffles