I’m eating Thanksgiving in the garage!

thanksgiving garage

**Get FREE Mrs. Meyer’s Hand Soap, $10 Credit, and FREE Shipping at ePantry! EXTENDED Until 8/3! Details here.** I’m eating Thanksgiving dinner in the garage. But it’s not just any garage! It’s a Thanksgiving themed garage! Yes, my family takes Thanksgiving rather seriously. A picture of our Thanksgiving in my mother-in-law’s garage a few years […]

Benefits of a Life Offline {A letter from my daughter}

letter from kids

**Get FREE Mrs. Meyer’s Hand Soap, $10 Credit, and FREE Shipping at ePantry! EXTENDED Until 8/3! Details here.** It happened on an afternoon that found me with anxious nerves swirling in my belly. I worried about the posts I wanted to write (or felt I needed to write) but couldn’t carve out the time to […]

Our 5am Mother-Daughter Date

Mother-daughter date at Peet's coffee

**Get FREE Mrs. Meyer’s Hand Soap, $10 Credit, and FREE Shipping at ePantry! EXTENDED Until 8/3! Details here.** You may have noticed me ask the following question on our Facebook page last week: My 11 year old wants to go to Peet’s coffee at 5am for a mother-daughter date! Would you get up at 5am […]

Frugal Family Fun: Intentional Attention

frugal family fun in the sand

**Get FREE Mrs. Meyer’s Hand Soap, $10 Credit, and FREE Shipping at ePantry! EXTENDED Until 8/3! Details here.** Today was a good day. We didn’t do anything outstanding, just spent some good time together having fun. Not all days are like this. If I’m being completely honest, even today had it’s moments. Everyone was crying […]

Family Fun: Have a Family Workout Night!

Family Fun: Have a Family Workout Night

**Get FREE Mrs. Meyer’s Hand Soap, $10 Credit, and FREE Shipping at ePantry! EXTENDED Until 8/3! Details here.** I’m not sure how fun having a family workout actually sounds, but it really can be a blast. I promise. It’s also quite hilarious. We are having one tonight! So, just imagine us leaping around the living […]

Frugal Family Fun: Make Bookmarks from Old Jeans

make bookmarks from old jeans

**Get FREE Mrs. Meyer’s Hand Soap, $10 Credit, and FREE Shipping at ePantry! EXTENDED Until 8/3! Details here.** This morning my kids and I enjoyed a simple craft: making bookmarks from old jeans. All that’s required are some old jeans, pinking shears, felt, scissors, and craft/tacky glue. I’m sure this could be replicated with scrapbook […]

How to have a Family Draw {at Simple Homemade}

family draw night

**Get FREE Mrs. Meyer’s Hand Soap, $10 Credit, and FREE Shipping at ePantry! EXTENDED Until 8/3! Details here.** Are you looking for a frugal, easy-to-implement, family fun idea? Well, I have one for you! It’s called the Family Draw. I’m sharing all the details (including eleven ideas for adding variety) at Simple Homemade. Read the […]

Bigger Picture Moment: These sounds . . .

kids holding hands

**Get FREE Mrs. Meyer’s Hand Soap, $10 Credit, and FREE Shipping at ePantry! EXTENDED Until 8/3! Details here.** {Image Credit} A few days ago I was watching a show on the computer to make my task of cleaning and sorting through some drawers a little less boring. The youngest was napping and the older two […]

When small things are BIG things

**Get FREE Mrs. Meyer’s Hand Soap, $10 Credit, and FREE Shipping at ePantry! EXTENDED Until 8/3! Details here.** Image by Andrea Pokrzywinski (I wish I’d been able to take my own picture, but my camera was among the messes described below!) This afternoon I sat on a chair, acting as a barrier between my 18 […]

My Boy

Boys will be boys

**Get FREE Mrs. Meyer’s Hand Soap, $10 Credit, and FREE Shipping at ePantry! EXTENDED Until 8/3! Details here.** Here is a picture of my son doing a balancing act on his sister’s bed. (I’m sharing this as part of the MOB Society’s Boys in Motion Link-Up) It seems my son is always trying to balance […]