I have had several conversations recently centered around kid’s bedtime routines and what a LONG and often stressful thing it can be. Both parents and kids are worn out by this time and there always seems to be the tension of the adults wanting to rush through it so they can finally relax and then the kids pulling out every stall tactic in the book to not have to go to bed.Read More
I am a pretty loyal Trader Joe’s shopper and do the majority of my weekly shopping there. I know a lot of people feel like its tough to do their grocery shopping there since they don’t have EVERYTHING like a standard grocery store but unless I need a specialty item or household product, I can pretty much get away with making TJ’s my sole stop for groceries.Read More
“Rock me mama” he said as I laid him in his crib for a nap. Most days I tell him ‘not today buddy’, eager to get to my alone time I have during the afternoon while the kids rest...but today I scooped him up, legs hanging way over my arms and sat in the rocking chair. He asked me to sing Holy Holy Holy and it wasn’t long before big sister came in, hearing us sing, and crawled in my lap too.Read More
We spent the weekend together as a family at the Farmer’s Market on Saturday and then church and brunch at Lynora’s on Sunday. The weather was beyond beautiful and the water was the perfect shade of blueish green. I grabbed a bouquet of fresh flowers from the farmers market and they have brought so much cheer into our home with their bright, vibrant colors. These are such sweet memories that I will hold in my heart forever.Read More
One our most recent trip to Disney World, we did something I’ve yet to do: hit 3 out of 4 parks all in one day! This might not be that big of a deal to some people but we you are navigating around with a double stroller and kids with the ages of 3 and under…I’d say thats a pretty impressive feat!Read More
Before we had kids, I felt like I would be a great girl mom. I love all things girly and feminine and growing up without a sister, I could envision my own little tribe of hair bow-adorned besties. When we found out Quint was a boy, I can remember thinking “a boy? i don’t know what to do with boys!” Dwight was of course beyond thrilled to have a future golf buddy and balance out the estrogen in the house….but I was admittedly nervous.Read More
This was our second year visiting Bedner’s Farm in Boynton Beach to pick strawberries during their peak season. Last year consisted mostly of consuming them right off the vine but this year, the kids did a much better job of sticking to the picking and waiting to eat them after they were washed and paid for ;)
We went on a Monday (two weeks in a row) and practically had the entire place to ourselves! There are so many great little photo opp’s that they’ve set up throughout the farm where kids can stick their face in the whole of a strawberry or corn stalk. They also have a location where you can milk a (fake) cow and pump water.
You pay for what you pick and both weeks we took home around just under $20 in strawberries. I don’t know the exact amount we picked but it filled up a gallon sized ziplock bag so I have to think its cheaper than buying them at the grocery store.
This is such a fun activity to do with your kids to get them outside and participating in an activity they typically wouldn’t get to do.
“You are always on your phone…”
His words stung as they came out of his mouth but I knew it was only because they were true. My husband and I had been having some little arguments recently, mostly centered around things that bothered us about one another (those are always SO fun, right!?!) and this was at the top of his list of things about me that irk him. The whole day had been a little tense and the car ride home from dinner that night was pretty quiet with the exception of the backseat noise from the kids. As I sat in the passenger seat of the car, scrolling photo after photo, swiping story after story…he pointed out what I already knew to be true: I am always on my phone…and I hate it.
We are officially in “the most wonderful time of the year” and to be perfectly honest…it doesn’t feel very wonderful right now. The chipper Christmas music serenading me over the grocery store intercom feels quite inappropriate as my mind is focused on things other than sleigh bells ringaling- ting-ting-tingaling….Read More
If you are anything like me, you probably have hours upon hours of videos of your kids doing things like eating baby food or running back and forth (and back and forth) at their youth soccer game ... And while at the time you initially filmed those moments, it seemed like the most interesting thing in the world...months later, you find yourself wondering why on earth you have a 3 minute video of your baby sleeping!?!?