Today marked my first Father's Day without my dad. I admit that most of my sentiment today has been just get to bedtime so the day can be over. But tomorrow marks my dad's 68th birthday and the first one he's celebrating in Heaven, and also a trip to the dentist with all.five.kids. So there's... Continue Reading →
This week we entered yet another first as a family: Summer Camps. Never in the past have I had the emotional, physical or financial capacity to enroll the kids in camps. And though I felt tinges of "I should be giving my kids this opportunity....all the other kids are doing it..blah blah blah," I have... Continue Reading →
Real quick: these 2 products have revolutionize our Summer experience and it would be a crime not to pass them along.
According to Pinterest, there are lots of people who enjoy converting a spare room into a homeschool classroom. These rooms are beautifully decorated and gloriously organized and I admire the creativity and love that many a parent has poured into these rooms. Hello? Color-coded subject bins and adorably framed art? Yes please! There's also something... Continue Reading →
Last week I shared ways we're helping our 5 kids of varying ages and stages grow in their independence (though I regrettably forgot to mention that I wrote that post while on the road for a week and had let my big kids pack their own bags and the 9 year old packed pj's consisting... Continue Reading →