Do you have kids who love to play in the snow, but they don't feel well or you just can't keep dressing them up to go out for two minutes? Try bringing in snow to play with indoors! Winter sensory play brilliance! We don't see much snow since we moved to sunny California, but back when we lived in Massachusetts it was a fixture of our lives for months on end. The kids … [Read more...] about Winter Fun for Kids: Bring in the Snow for Winter Sensory Play!
week in review
Visiting Miramar Beach and Setting Goals for May 2017. Setting goals each month makes it easier to stay accountable. April was a hard month, so it was pretty amazing to end it by dropping the kids off for a one-night sleepover with cousins while Mike and I escaped to Half Moon Bay. This was our first time child-free since Emma was born in 2006! The kids had a blast with … [Read more...] about Visiting Miramar Beach and Setting Goals for May 2017
Halloween was definitely the focus of the week for the kids. Two events (one for Emma and one for Johnny and Lily) were cancelled due to Hurricane Sandy, but one party and trick or treating was really enough for them anyhow. I am just grateful that we were on the fringe of that storm, instead of in the middle. Batman, Spiderman, and Little Red Riding Hood enjoyed taking our … [Read more...] about Three Baby Pumpkins and our Week :)
We enjoyed stunning autumn leaves in Massachusetts this week! Four-year-old Johnny especially enjoys running through them, and I love seeing them on the trees! Mike had a three-day weekend courtesy of Columbus Day, and we all enjoyed the extra time with him home! Two-month-old Anna is working on her tummy time skills, with varying levels of enthusiasm… Mike is working … [Read more...] about Week in Review: Babywearing, Pi, and Horseback Riding
There is a piece of me that wants to believe that, if I want it badly enough, I can be Supermom. Not Supermom with perfectly behaved kids and a clean house – I’m not that unrealistic – but Supermom who gets everything she wants done as well as everything she needs done. This week it often felt like I wasn’t getting much done. But, in some ways a GREAT week! We walked to … [Read more...] about Afterschooling and the Quest for Supermom