Do you need a workout buddy or accountability partner? I have been feeling sluggish and unmotivated to lately, which is always an indication that I am not exercising as much as I should. I figured I would issue an August Fitness Challenge to myself to give me more energy, and extend the challenge to everyone else to increase my accountability.
Looking to raise readers? We have included a love of reading as part of our family culture. Here are 5 ways you can create a love of reading in your home.
I have to brag a second, because that’s what Mom’s do, right? My kids are FABULOUS readers, and early readers. We love to read in our family. I think that is the key here: We, as in my whole family, LOVE to read! We have included a love of reading as part of our family culture.
Here are 5 ways you can create a love of reading in your home. [Read more…]
We recently had another child receive their own library card, and quite frankly, 4 library cards were too many for me to keep track of. So, I decided to make some easy lanyards to hook the kids’ library cards to so that I don’t have to worry about them getting lost or going through the laundry. Lucky for me, the project was totally free since I just used scraps that I had laying around.
So, here’s my DIY Scrapbuster Lanyard tutorial with not much sewing jargon, since I can’t really sew anything other than a straight line… [Read more…]
The day has finally arrived! My blog is now official! This has been quite the project to undertake and has been a much steeper learning curve than I ever thought possible. This blog is still very much a work in progress and will evolve and grow over time. [Read more…]
Have you ever wanted to be part of something bigger than yourself? Sometimes amidst the laundry and diaper changes, I lose my sense of self. About 5 years ago, we had almost 3 kids, my husband was working and going to school, and I was needing something to help me feel like I was making a difference (because sometimes you just don’t feel like you are making a difference in the day-to-day mommy stuff!). Enter family history.
I had taken Family History classes and could never figure out what they were talking about and then was asked to teach a class on Indexing to my ward. I learned how, and have never looked back [Read more…]
I dread the day the words “You’re the meanest mom!” are uttered. Hopefully it will never happen… It is usually combined with a phrase similar to “Well, so-and-so’s Mom let’s them do it!” I’m just bracing myself for the debut of phrases like these in our household.
When I found the story “The World’s Meanest Mom”, I knew that I was ready to take on those words with pride. I might even make a t-shirt! [Read more…]
Most days in our house run kind of like a well-oiled machine. They have to, otherwise it’s chaos. There are charts and lists all over the house so the kids know at any given point not only what’s expected of them, but also what they can expect from me.
I love summertime. I love having my kids home and around, but it can get REALLY crazy REALLY fast. So, it’s time to whip out a new chart! [Read more…]
The Summer Bucket List. These lists seem to either make or break our summer every year. I have made the mistake of planning too much and being left with a bunch of disappointed kids, or not planning enough and having the rest of the summer in front of me with everything already checked off. Personally, I prefer that method, since then you just do the list twice…Have you made your summer bucket list already? [Read more…]