A sock full of goodies?! Stockings were by far my favorite part of Christmas as a kid, and as an adult I might go a little overboard for my own. Just like my mom, I mean Santa, did, we ditch the stocking all together and just stuff a bag full of all these fun trinkets.… Continue reading 50 Stocking Stuffers Your Kids Will Freak Out Over!
Before we got married, Matt and I both agreed we wanted three kids. When we got married, we were "surprised" when our natural family planning recommended by the Catholic Church didn't work. We had dated long distance for three years and were finally living together, getting to know each other on a whole different level… Continue reading A Very Special Announcement From Our Family
I recently came across an article that recommends 4-6 hours of unrestricted outdoor play for kids. While we already make outdoor time a priority in our house, I had no idea of the physical evidence behind the simple act. I started reading "Balanced and Barefoot" by Angela J. Hanscom and found myself with a wealth… Continue reading 51 Outdoor Activities for Your Toddler in Hampton Roads
Two weeks ago we spent a lovely weekend in Washington, D.C. Matt and I both agreed that the city life is not for us: too many people in your space, too fast paced, people that don't even look up from their cell phones, cars honking at everything, bad attitudes, and OMG the traffic! The weekend… Continue reading We Escaped “Something In The Water” Festival: Our Family Camping Trip to Pettigrew State Park
Here we go on our continual quest to learn about the world! This has been one of my favorite subjects to teach, mostly because I am learning so much about culture right along with my kids. Africa was where humanity all began, and so it was the next stop on our "tour." I learned about… Continue reading Africa Continent Box with Free 3-Part Card Printables
I am not going to lie....I am probably having more fun with these continent boxes than my kids!! Seriously, I am learning so much about the world that I was just so oblivious too. Like did you know there is an unexplainable Crooked Forest in Poland? Or that Russia is so big it is actually… Continue reading Europe Continent Box with Free 3-Part Card Printables
I wanted to expose my kids to the world, different cultures, and teach them about the continents. What I didn't expect is how much I would get into it! Over everything, I want to teach my kids to love and appreciate people for who they are. When I decided to stay at home with them,… Continue reading North America Continent Box with Free 3-Part Card Printables