Yoga Spinner Game After School Fun

We were sent a yoga spinner game to review a few weeks ago, and my kids have really enjoyed using this game to get active, stretch out, and destress after school! The game is very simple: spin, select a card, and complete the pose. The cards are cleverly stored inside the spinner when not in […]

Seventh Birthday Party for a Boy

Johnny turned seven in December, and I really enjoyed planning his seventh birthday party! This party had a vague soccer theme, because Johnny enjoys playing soccer. He also enjoys basketball, but soccer is an easier theme to work with. Eight-year-old Emma made his birthday party sign. We have very simple and easy birthday parties, with […]

Making Christmas Memories With Kids

Merry Christmas! I woke up this morning to this message on my kids’ white board, created by my eight-year-old and my two-year-old. So much excitement! The kids are busy making last-minute Perler bead gifts – a great way to stay busy on Christmas Eve. The stockings are hung, and slowly being filled with child-made gifts […]

Christmas Family Time: Decorating the Tree

One of my earliest memories is of wrapping my hands around a Christmas tree light and admiring the way the light shone through the cracks between my fingers. Every year when we decorate our Christmas tree, I enjoy watching my kids enjoy this same phenomenon of light captured in their hands. Christmas is my favorite […]

Johnny’s Birth Story (Seven Years Later)

Johnny turned seven this week, so I thought I would continue the tradition of sharing (non-graphic) birth stories when my kids turn seven. I keep details in a daily journal I have kept since October of 2003, so I don’t have to worry about forgetting what happened, and seven is a milestone age for me, […]