I don’t know about you, but all the candy surrounding holidays like Halloween makes me want to try even harder to find fun, healthy ways we can celebrate holidays like this one with less refined sugar. (Plus, did anyone see the recent study about the connection between sugar and cancer?) Technically, Halloween isn’t a “recognized”… Continue reading Healthy Halloween Class Treats
Our school hosted its annual Trunk or Treat this past week and I was in charge of one of the grade’s trunks. The ToT coincides with the school’s book fair, so I piggybacked off their theme (fairy tales) to create this unusual, fairy-tale inspired trunk. It’s based off the Grimm’s tale, The Star Money, about… Continue reading The Star Money Fairy Tale Trunk or Treat
Yes, I am still busy over here meal planning! I haven’t shared lately because by the time I get my meals laid out, groceries ordered and picked up and back home, I’m wiped. And let’s be honest, too. Infant twins are a lot to handle. I wouldn’t trade them for the world, but there… Continue reading Meal Plan October Week 3 (Behind the Scenes!)
The weather is finally starting to feel like fall here in central Texas. (Though, the trees… the trees do NOT believe in fall. They are still firm, green, bushy and strong like they always are.) The boys have been playing outside more which makes me so happy to see. They’ve been swinging on their swing set,… Continue reading Collections.
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