• Ultimate Harry Potter Gift Guide

    Do you have a young Harry Potter fan in your home?  I sure do! My seven year old has become obsessed with all things Harry Potter this year.  Over the summer we started our…

    November 21, 2019
  • Christmas Traditions

    Growing up, my mother made Christmas the most amazing and magical celebration.  And I don’t just mean Christmas day – I mean the whole season.  As an adult I can still recite our Christmas…

    November 15, 2019
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    November 2019 Stitch Fix

    I am not compensated by Stitch Fix for this post and it is an honest and unsolicited review of their products.  If you click on the Stitch Fix referral link in the post I…

    November 13, 2019
  • Why and How I print Photos

    Are all your precious memories hidden from sight on your laptop or phone? I love scrolling through photos on my phone when I’m stuck at work or traveling and miss my kids.  But call…

    November 10, 2019
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    Family Game Night

    After a long week of school and work it is fun to reconnect with the kids with a family game night.  We’ll grab pizza for dinner and let everyone choose their favorite game.  Sometimes…

    November 8, 2019
  • Decorating for Christmas with Kids

    When I was a child we would head to the Christmas tree farm the Saturday after Thanksgiving and spend hours locating the perfect tree.  At least it seemed like hours when I was a…

    November 5, 2019
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    Monthly Meal Planning

    Meal Planning is such an important aspect of running a smooth household.  If you prepare the majority of the meals for your family you realize how much time and effort goes into planning meals,…

    November 3, 2019
  • Favorite Thanksgiving Books

    At bedtime the other night we were reading The Berenstain Bears and the Prize Pumpkin, and I was struck by a comment Brother Bear made in the book.  He basically said that once Halloween…

    November 1, 2019
  • Happy Halloween

    Happy Halloween from my crazy crew! It is pouring here in Pittsburgh today so Trick or Treat was postponed until Saturday night. My kids are slightly disappointed but I’m glad I followed my own…

    October 31, 2019
  • How to Survive Family Photos with Young Kids

    Photo Credit: Libby Hilf Photography Referencing her family photos with a one year old and almost three year old my sister just texted me “all that outfit planning – then you realize it doesn’t…

    October 29, 2019