First and foremost I want to say this are NO paid partnerships or affiliate links here. These are really just my favorite podcasts. We are a media family. From movie nights to streaming services, websites, social media, and all the rest, we are tech-savvy and connected. Sometimes it overwhelms my senses and I get to … Continue reading 10 Must-Listen Podcasts for 2020
The holiday season is drawing to a close. It was a beautiful time around here: card games, good food, family time and even some peaceful kid-free days for Mama to relax and recharge. I'm most proud of the fact that the gifts we gathered for the kiddos were all things they really loved. Unlike previous … Continue reading Holiday Wrap-up
Around here, we celebrate Yule on the solstice, so we've already lived our "Christmas Eve" and the whole run up to presents and eggnog. In the spirit of the holidays, I wanted to share my family's favorite holiday movies to enhance your seasonal celebrations including 3 brand new films that secured a position in all future seasonal rotations!
I would love to claim I was always too cool, too independent or something to desire the times of clear gender roles, limited choices, fortifying schedules, and strict standards of normal and beautiful. I would love to claim those things. It would absolutely be a lie.
I urge you all, especially as parents to find and source your information instead of using clips and newscaster color commentary as the ideology of your home. Read. Research. Source. Facts matter. They have to.
While I highly recommend binge-ing Supernanny and taking notes (seriously, this woman is a gift from the gods), the most important Parenting Secret Weapon is this...
I used to think parenting was political because I am political, my family is political, but as I'm exposed to more parents online and in the real world, I realize I was wrong. Parenting is inherently political. Breastfeeding or bottle feeding? Private school, homeschool, or public school? City culture or country life? Everything is political. Every choice we make is scrutinized. Every box we check puts us into a column: "Us" or "Them".
I wanted to give you guys this super simple, absolutely stunning Apple Tart recipe because it will be making another appearance at Yule and Christmas. It was a smash, and I know your family will love it as much as mine does....My brother and eldest playfully argued about who got to eat this tart. The whole thing. In the end, my son got a single slice, my step-father received half of a slice, and my brother ate all of what was left!
Contrary to the pressures we put on ourselves as stay-at-home parents,cooking, cleaning, and keeping the kids alive are not the only things we have to take care of in our role as homemaker.
Day Two is all about those things that need deeper cleaning, but less frequent attention. There are two schools of thought on this