Yay – the school year has started! Our oldest is back in school and now, our meal plans have been altered a bit to include easy, whole-foods lunches that we can pack and send with him… along with healthy after-school snacks that I can make in advance and have ready for the afternoons. You’ll now… Continue reading Weekly Meal Plan – August Week Four
I admit to being lured into all those pretty Pinterest-ey chore charts at first. You know the ones – beautiful, efficient, so-organized-and-perfect-that-it-can’t-be-true-kids-use-it-took ones. Luckily, I took a step back for a moment and remembered that in this season, simpler is better. Rather than buy new, to slow down, be creative and use the materials I (mostly)… Continue reading Easy DIY: Magnetic Chore Chart
I’ll be the first to admit my children don’t have a ton of toys. We don’t rush to buy them the newest thing and we’re pretty selective about what we allow in the house (to the extent we can be). Nevertheless, somehow children’s toys end up with a million small parts that ended up scattered… Continue reading Introducing: Our Toy Library (Part 1)
Oh, look at me getting all off schedule again. Can I mention here how we’ve been out of town? That one baby is now crawling and all bets are off? That school ended and adjusting to having all the kids in one house together is lots of fun? How we spent several days eating someone else’s… Continue reading Weekly Meal Plan – June Week 2
This week, I played a temporary single mama to the four kids while R was away on a business trip. You know, in some ways, it’s really not that difficult. I deal with the kids daily. I know their moods, their needs. Two babies crying a time isn’t as stressful now as it was when they… Continue reading Breathe.
There may be hope for me yet! Two weeks in a row with planned meals – it’s almost like I’m in a dream. Though, speaking of which, the girls have been going through a huge growth spurt, getting their first teeth AND figuring out how to crawl which has meant that I only wish this could… Continue reading Weekly Meal Plan – May Week 4
We created our summer bucket list this week so we could have something to look forward to during the summer. Both W and O provided input on what they wanted to do and we tried to incorporate as many of their ideas as we could. My secret hope is that this list will not only… Continue reading Our Summer Bucket List (And a few tips to get you started with yours!)
It’s been quite awhile since I was able to share our weekly meal plan here. Admittedly, we’ve been pretty busy – in the way that a family of six with twin babies moves, takes a 10-day drive halfway across the country, hosts a housewarming, a neighborhood party and still tries to find time to do… Continue reading Weekly Meal Plan!
It’s no surprise that I enjoy cooking and as a result, it’s probably no surprise to anyone that I enjoy cooking for others. It’s a long running joke that I basically push food on people like a grandmother would; the only difference being that I don’t have all the wrinkles (yet). So, it’s probably also no… Continue reading 7 Tips for Bringing Meals to Others
One of my favorite weekend rituals is waking up early to plan our meals for the week ahead. I know a lot of families struggle with eating healthful meals or find themselves at the end of a long day with nothing planned to feed the tired and hungry mouths looking at them in anticipation. While… Continue reading Weekly Meal Plan – January Week 4