How to Teach Your Kids to Clean the Kitchen

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Parent Fail Friday

Last Friday was the kids annual Jog-a-Thon. I am sure every parent with a child in school understands the particular ...more

Large Family Laundry Hacks

After my last post about laundry in a large family, I decided to answer a few more questions and share a few more of my large family laundry hacks. Its funny, when you are used to doing a rather mundane job (like laundry) a certain way, it never occurs to you that not everyone does it the same way. Hopefully this post answers your questions and give you a few new tips to conquer the laundry ...more

Compassion or Responsibility?

Yesterday was a red-letter day for Mordecai. We visited a Subway for lunch. Or breakfast, depending on your perspective ....more

6 Ways Teens are Just Like Toddlers

Originally posted in April, 2014. Still relevant today. 1. Late and sleepless night come back ....more

Cool Things from Around the Web

Hey friends, as you know I love Mondays! A fresh start to the week, laundry to do, plans to make. The weather has been gorgeous here…sunny and warm ....more

Anxiety, Sunshine and Baby Steps

Yesterday I had an absolutely lovely afternoon with Apollo. Enoch was working, so it was just the two of us all day long. I have never had this particular parenting pleasure…a four year old to myself all day ....more

If at First You Don’t Succeed…

Tilly got her driver’s license a couple of weeks ago. For the first time ever we have two teen drivers in the house! I have to say, it is rather handy….Judah was once able to make an emergency run for cream for my coffee and Tilly was able to pick up Jubilee from Girls on the Run...more

Boxtrolls in My Yard

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Lucas {Bellingham Newborn Photographer}

Last week I had the opportunity to go in and photograph the T family for the third time. Being a photographer is akin to being a storyteller. While I don’t write the story, I do get to capture it ....more