I’m trying to be intentional with this increasing time we have in the car together. It’s a time when I’m not busy and they’re not running around or demanding snacks. We can talk. They can learn. They can be bored! It’s good for kids to sit in quiet and look out the window and let… Read More Minivan organization and car rules for kids
You don’t need a fancy filter or extra apps to get beautiful photos on your phone. You just need a little know how with the Photos app that comes right on the iPhone. We all learn differently, so today I’m sharing a video and step-by-step written instructions. I took this photo on my iPhone 7… Read More How to color correct photos on your iPhone
Noise with dirt on it. That is exactly the definition I think of when it comes to six year old boys! They’ve got all the energy we wish we could harness, an unmatched lung capacity and an a wild imagination. Luca turned six this year and these are our favorite toy picks. Fake mustaches are… Read More Gift ideas for a 6-year-old boy
I love all things Christmas — the traditions, shopping, making DIY gifts, baking cookies (ok, I actually don’t like baking cookies, but everything else). But don’t think that you have to break the bank to have a wonderful Christmas! Marcello and I are trying to focus more on giving and family time than gifts and… Read More The Ultimate Christmas Planner
I often describe the troubling times I have with my children on this blog (like here, here and here), but today I had some clarity. As I sit here in a rare moment of being completely alone on a rainy morning, I’m thinking of the ways the kids have enriched my life and character. Yes,… Read More Have your kids changed your character?
How to get kids to take turns. How to get kids to stop complaining. And how about getting a kid to decide on a Halloween costume! I’m covering all of these today in my list of favorite mom hacks. And just to make sure this post is not misleading you into thinking that I have… Read More 14 favorite mom hacks
Today I’ve got my health nut best friend here to give us some smoothie basics for newbies — a smoothie 101! She tells us step-by-step what ingredients pack in the most nutrients and gives us four delicious recipes. I do her kids recipe a few times a week, seriously! They love it and it’s packed… Read More How to make the perfect smoothie