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…

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…

Milo Monday and a Yummy Recipe

It's already the Monday after Thanksgiving. I don't know about you but this holiday weekend flew by and we are officially in the "after the 1st of the year season!" This time of year is my absolute favorite. I mean for all the obvious reasons like people are nicer and all the lights glowing after…

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…

The Day the Magic Died

DISCLAIMER: The following blog discusses Santa Claus and the like. Proceed with caution. We have a saying in our house: we don't keep secrets. This rule was established for the obvious, and maybe to some, not so obvious reasons. But, basically when you tell one of our children "don't tell" they know that is a…