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".…

‘Til Hygiene Parts Us

My experience with depression is not sadness. In fact I don't feel sad at all. I just don't feel. There may be uncontrollable sobbing, loss of interest in things I once enjoyed, lack of motivation, finding it difficult to get going in the morning, or any time of day really. An inability to sleep through…

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…

Niche-less

I should call this blog: "Six months on, six months off" My love for writing is never ending, but my fear of vulnerability is overwhelming.  I've been told repeatedly that in order for this blog to grow I need find my "niche." An incessant people pleaser, I've come on here and tried to find a…

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…