We've been working really hard at helping our youngest child embrace books. He is a reluctant reader but after eliminating screen time for him a few months ago he is starting to turn to books more. Sometimes he reads them on his own. Sometimes he has Alexa read the audio book as he follows along . . .
We spent Columbus Day/Indigenous People's Day weekend in Chicago. Chicago is a vibrant city with beautiful parks and pathways along Lake Michigan and the Chicago River -- right in the heart of the city. There's a museum for any and all interests and there's a lot of history to learn about the . . .
It's officially fall and that means it's time to start planning for holiday cards. I love giving and receiving family holiday cards and I hope that tradition never goes away. I love seeing how the kids and families grow and change from year to year. But it is a very stressful endeavor for all . . .
If you’ve been following along on Instagram you know that we have been traveling in Utah and Arizona. A few years ago we explored southwest Utah, specifically Zion and Bryce Canyon National Parks. This year we wanted to visit Utah’s national parks that we missed last time around: Arches and . . .
Coming up with an idea for a milestone birthday celebration in COVID times is hard. My husband celebrated his 50th birthday over the weekend. In the months leading up to it, I racked my brain for ways we could celebrate. Because of school obligations for our kids -- I knew destination travel would . . .
We have two family birthdays in April. I've been noticing lately there are a lot of spring birthdays. With restrictions on gatherings still in place I put together a list of some tried and true birthday party ideas for kids. I've also used many of these ideas for graduation parties and team bonding . . .