I love building Christmas family traditions as my kids get older. I’ve slowly been gathering things, maybe one a year, that we can add on to our list. Today I’m sharing my list of favorite gifts for kids and Christmas traditions. These are special things the kids will pull out each year and remember. Friday starts… Read More Gift guide: Christmas traditions with kids
Exactly one year I was telling my friend Ashby that I need to do something to teach my kids to be grateful. She suggested purposely doing something kind once a month. Yes! So for the last year we have committed to focus on being grateful and kind. It has noticeably changed my kids’ hearts, but it’s… Read More The grateful project: A year of teaching my kids kindness
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 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’m adding two-year-old girl gifts my kid gift series. Clara turned two in April and I’m fascinated to see the difference between her and her brothers tastes in toys. She likes some things that they did, of course, but then she wants to carry a little purse around and always has a baby under… Read More Gift ideas for 2-year-old girls
Do you have a kid who has a hard time sitting still or doesn’t like movies? Me too. I’ve got you covered for your plane ride. Here are all the specific activities and snacks I pack in our carry ons for my three wiggle worms, plus some tips so you don’t have to buy new… Read More Binder of activities for kids on the plane