This mom is obsessed with Advent calendars or really any sort of Christmas countdown. Every year my kids mark the days until Christmas by adding fluff to Santa's beard, moving a magnet on a metal countdown calendar, unwrapping one book each day (thanks, grandma) or by opening an Advent calendar. In the past I have… Continue reading Gingerbread House Advent Calendar DIY
We just got home from a week of fun, sun, and little relaxation (because, kids) in Saugatuck, MI. If you have never heard of or been to Saugatuck, I promise you are not alone. It is a little slice of heaven along the coast of lake Michigan, just a few hours Northeast of Chicago (or… Continue reading Saugatuck Family Vacation 2021
Well, we made it to Florida and back….barely. The drive there wasn’t too bad, even though it was pouring down rain for about 70 percent of the drive. The girls were pretty well-behaved, and we had the assistance of my parents. That, coupled with free movie downloads from Netflix and the excitement of warm weather… Continue reading Road-Tripping with Toddlers
Spring/Easter break is right around the corner, which means a lot of us are getting ready to go on a much needed vacation. As you are preparing for that week of rest and relaxation (oh wait, you have little kids, that’s NOT going to happen), you are probably stressing about the “getting there”. I know… Continue reading Air Travel w/twins and infants
I just finished watching the documentary, “One More Shot”, on Netflix. Guess what? I am still crying. This film is so real. So truthful, so heart wrenching, so me. In 90 minutes this movie managed to completely transport me back in time and to accurately explain the roller coaster of emotions we went through just… Continue reading One More Shot – Documentary Review
While trying so very hard to conceive, it is easy to get caught up in all of the pain, loss and hurt we have been put through. Between the ultrasounds, blood work and injections, the 3am Google searches, and the constant envy, I find that I often overlook all of the wonderful things I have… Continue reading Thankfully waiting….