4 Non-Profits To Support This Christmas

This past November we sat the kids down and told them we were going to make this holiday season extra special and focus our hearts on giving to others. I seem to think we will do this every year, but with four young children money always seemed…

December 1, 2015

How To Spark Articulate Conversation At The Dinner Table

“The fear of boredom restrains us from learning patience and creativity.” Sherry Turkle, psychologist and professor at M.I.T., tackles technology temptations and discusses potential benefits of real-time, real-life conversation, of which our devices hinder, around the dinner table. Since our minds are hanging out by…

November 21, 2015

How To Style Your Schooners For Photos

This is the hardest thing for most parents when it comes to getting your kids photos taken. What are they going to wear? I get asked about this all the time so I thought I’d write an article now that Christmas card season is right…

November 3, 2015

Costumes That Don’t Scream Halloween

I love the holidays, but I struggle with Halloween. Perhaps it’s the skulls with blood dripping out of their mouths or the rolling eye balls that send me into “Why are we making light of this when there are real catastrophes with real injuries…

October 28, 2015

An App For Kids That Won’t Drive You Mad

I know that screen time is not for every family, but we use it in our house as a way to supplement the schooners’ education during the week and for entertainment on the weekends. I have pet peeves about when and where and needing a…

October 26, 2015

Weekend Reads

Since I know most of us struggle to finish a book these days, these quick weekend reads are light and entertaining with helpful tips and deals thrown in. I hope you find some space to rest and gear up for the work week ahead and…

October 24, 2015

Mini City Guide: Anacortes, Washington

When my husband and I moved to Anacortes, Washington from Southern California, we had no idea we would very shortly be expanding to a family of three. We have gotten the chance to explore our hometown and surrounding areas with little ones in tow…

October 23, 2015

3 School Drop-Off Looks for Fall

Though my son is only 1 year old, I have many friends with kids in school and always hear them talking about school drop off. Namely, about how they always feel like a total disaster when they drop their kids at school and wonder…

October 21, 2015
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What’s Your Drink of Choice?

I flew in late last night from an extended weekend in Seattle and to say I’m dragging a little today is an understatement. Because I spend so much time at home I like to have a coffee to look forward to every day. There…

October 20, 2015