Last Minute Thursday Thoughts

Ok, I am going to try to squeeze in a quick little Thursday ditty here before the stroke of midnight because tomorrow is Christmas Eve and if that’s a holiday you celebrate then I hope you will consider a screen time sabbatical for the next 48 hours and soak in all the presence (see what…

Thursday Thoughts: Christmas Traditions

Well it's Thursday and believe it or not I have no thoughts. I have a to do list a mile long and a very discreet headache lurking in the background so I think I will keep this edition of Thursday Thoughts more traditional, you know, like we did back in the day on Instagram. And…

Milo Monday and Christmas Chill

You know what my favorite part of being off of social media during the holiday season is? Not worrying about all the things I should be doing with my kids. I know there are tons and tons and tons of Christmas events going on that range from free to college savings and historically, I have…

Christmas Shopping Edition: The Aftermath

*This post contains affiliate links. You can read my disclosure policy here.* I know y'all are anxiously awaiting a recap of how our intentional gift giving extravaganza went this year. SPOILER ALERT: Successful. QUICK RECAP on the highlights: I'm not going to lie, as I was wrapping things up I started getting a wee bit sweaty…

Christmas Shopping Edition: Want

*This post contains affiliate links. You can read my disclosure policy here. Also, you click pictures for links! Fancy, eh?!* Well here we are; ten days before Santa arrives and the final category of our Christmas gift giving guide for this year. The category my kids are probably most excited for and the one that…

Christmas Shopping Edition: Wear

When it comes to fashion my kids are inventive. When it comes to clothes, they are picky. When it comes to sizing, they are Goldilocks. Everything is either too big or too small. It doesn't fit right or my favorite: "It doesn't feel right." They have never been able to elaborate as to what right…

Christmas Shopping Edition: Read

*This post contains affiliate links. You can read my disclosure policy here. P.S. click pictures for links!* This year for Christmas we are doing something a little different. We are being intentional with our gift giving. You can read the full scoop here, and again here, but that is basically the jist. It is important…

Christmas Shopping Edition: Need

*Please note: this post contains affiliate links. You can read my disclosure policy here.* Tree is up. Elf is out. It is officially the Christmas season! I talked about how we plan to shop for Christmas this year here. In line with intentional shopping, I have been taking notes as to what my children "need".…

Christmas Shopping Edition: Elf

*Please note: this post contains affilitate links. You can read my disclosure policy here.* I am frequently asked how I manage to shop for five kids every Christmas. My husband and I start talking about what we want to get the kids for Christmas around October. He usually tells me, "Let's think about it," or…